Taxes can be daunting but, with our support, you won’t have to worry about a thing.

Our team of experienced accountants and tax advisors are on hand to offer you expert advice on a range of issues including:

Self-employed foster carer tax
National insurance
State benefits
Fostering allowances.
Self-Assessment (tax return) service from £145
Our specialist advisers offer FosterTalk members and their families extremely competitive rates for preparing your tax return, including acting as your agent for tax purposes, enabling us to speak directly to HMRC on your behalf.

As a FosterTalk member, you’ll also benefit from reduced rates on annual self-assessment returns. This means that our expert team can complete and submit your single self-assessment for as little as £145 (inc VAT). To contact us about this offer e-mail: enquiries@fostertalk.org

What our members say:
“I would like to note how helpful and pleasant the tax helpline is, staff, have fantastic customer service”

Our helpline is available from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Please call us on 01527 836 910 or if you are already a FosterTalk Member sign-in to access support.
Then find our support page here

Getting Started

Foster carers are classed as self-employed and must register as such with HMRC.  The tax year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April.  If you were an approved foster carer within a tax year, you must register with HMRC and complete a tax return for that period.

Tax & The Foster Carer

FosterTalk members and family can contact our free advice line for help and support dealing with HMRC and any tax problems you have.

Our advisors have over 50 years of experience in the tax and accountancy profession and are here to help you.

National Insurance

Foster carers are potentially liable to Class 2 National Insurance Contributions at a fixed weekly rate and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions which are profit-based charges.

Tax Information For All

Our advisors have wide-ranging knowledge of all aspects of the tax and accountancy legislation, gained from over 50 years of combined experience in the sector. We would be pleased to advise on all areas of tax and accountancy, for example, limited companies, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, VAT and stamp duty.

FosterTalk members and family can contact our free advice line for help and advice on any tax and accountancy matter. Please remember we can also offer our services at a discounted rate to members of your family.

What our members say:

“I think the benefits helpline is brilliant.I have been fostering for five years and without knowing I was entitled to benefits!”

State Benefits & Tax Credits

Benefits can be a minefield for the uninitiated.

FosterTalk members and family can contact our free advice line for help and support dealing with the Department for Work and Pensions or local government.

Here at FosterTalk, we know the special rules that apply to foster carers and can help you understand your full benefit entitlement.  We have assisted many FosterTalk members in dealing with misunderstandings that have arisen.

Please call us on 01527 836 910 or if you are already a FosterTalk Member sign-in to access support. Then find our support page here