Non-UK Tax Residents and Temporary Non-Residence

There are many reasons why you, and your loved ones, may find yourself resident or non-resident for tax purposes in the UK in any given year. Flexpatriate work assignments, Covid, health or family responsibilities can place you temporarily in the UK, or temporarily overseas. With a change in priorities the last thing you need is to add worries about your non-UK resident tax status to your do list. Make life less taxing, ask a good, professional non-UK resident tax advisor, like The Taxman UK, for some assistance.

Temporary non-UK residence

wonder what does temporary non-residence in the UK mean? According to the HMRC, generally the rules for temporary non UK residence will apply where you meet the following conditions:

  1. You had ‘sole UK residence’ for either the whole or a part of at least 4 out of the 7 tax years preceding the year of departure
  2. You had a ‘residence period’ that was not ‘sole UK residence’ in between 2 periods of ‘sole UK residence’
  3. The total of the ‘residence periods’ that were not ‘sole UK residence’ did not exceed 5 years in length

This is just the beginning. It can go on. Examples provided may sound a bit like your current situation, and they may not.

If you left the UK a few years ago and suddenly find yourself back in the UK then you may

Capital gains and Double Taxation

Whether you are non-UK resident or a temporary non-UK resident may affect your financial affairs if, for example, you have sold a property or realised other capital gains during your time overseas. Depending on where you live, your overseas domicile country may, or may not, have a double taxation agreement with the UK.

Finding your way through what can sometimes be a long and complicated non-UK resident tax self-assessment can leave you worried, or even bewildered, about your tax status. The best solution is to ask a good, professional non-UK resident tax advisor, like The Taxman UK to look at your non-UK resident tax situation.

Non-UK resident tax advice

If you are a long-term non-UK resident, a flexpatriate, or even just a stranded tourist, then you may need to check your non-UK resident tax status for the current year. The easiest way to assess your current tax status, calculate and fill in your non-UK resident tax return is to ask a qualified, experienced non-UK resident tax advisor, like The Taxman UK. Our team of qualified, experienced non-UK resident tax advisors will fill in your tax return and submit it to HMRC, every year.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced non-UK resident tax advisors by sending us an enquiry at help@thetaxmanuk.com for an initial consultation. Good tax advice will save you time, money and stress, whether you are a non-UK resident or a temporary non-UK resident.