If you live or work overseas, or are planning to do so, your tax status will almost certainly be affected by your change of residence from the UK to overseas.
Expat tax status is a complex area. Without careful planning you can be subject to a punitive tax liability. As well as your changed UK tax status the tax laws in your new country of residence will need to be taken into account.
First you need to consider the new expat criteria as defined by the tax authorities in its proposed new Statutory Residence Test.
This will help you work out ;
As a result you will also need to have your contract(s) reviewed to take into account your changed tax status.
Once you have established your status our experts can help you plan your financial affairs to the best tax effect. Areas to consider would be:
As well as tax planning, it is also important to know your new filing obligations in both countries. We can help you avoid any penalties by ensuring that:
This is obviously the counterpart to tax planning on leaving the UK. Similar issues have to be considered to ensure tax is lessened and pitfalls avoided.
Our specialists are experienced in advising expats on tax mitigation and efficient tax planning in all these areas.
To speak to one of our personal tax experts please contact David Gibbs
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