The Statutory Residence test for UK Non-Residents

If you are not sure if you are a Non-Resident in the UK for tax purposes this year then take the test. The Statutory Residence Test was introduced by HMRC in 2013 to determine the tax residence status of individuals with connections to the UK. It’s a complex test, but it’s very important as, if you don’t correctly declare and pay tax on any UK income it could lead to penalties and fines. If you don’t like the sound of taking a test or don’t have the time to then ask a good, professional UK Non-Resident tax advisor like The Taxman UK for some help.

UK Tax tests made simple

There are four essential components to the Statutory Residence Test:

  1. How much time you have spent in the UK in a tax year
  2. Automatic Overseas Test
  3. Automatic UK Test
  4. Sufficient Ties Test

You, and your family, will be considered a UK Non-Resident for tax purposes if you meet the automatic overseas test and you do not meet the automatic UK test or Sufficient Ties Test. But you will be considered a UK resident if you do not meet the Automatic Overseas Test and you meet one of the Automatic UK Tests or the Sufficient Ties Test. Sound complicated? It can be, so make your life less taxing as a UK Non-Resident and ask for some good UK Non-Resident tax advice from The Taxman UK.

UK Tax tests made simple
Covid 19 and Tax Time in the UK

Covid 19 and Tax Time in the UK

In the simplest terms, if you spent more than 183 days in the UK in a given tax year, you would normally be considered a UK resident. However, calculating the number of days spent in the UK is not straight forward. Then there is Covid. If you are in the UK due to exceptional circumstances, such as bereavement or caring for an elderly relative, you may be granted special conditions with regards to the total number of days you have spent in the UK. 

If your professional and personal life has been thrown off course or faces dramatic uncertainty then you may be left wondering what to do. It’s simple. Just ask for some advice from a professional UK Non-Resident tax advisor. The best way to figure out your way through the Statutory Residence test for UK Non-Residents is to ask an experienced UK Non-Resident tax advisor for help. The Taxman UK specializes in this and our team of UK Non-Resident tax advisors can help you and your family to correctly determine your residence status. Save yourself time, money, and stress with professional UK Non-Resident tax advice from The Taxman UK.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced UK Non-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 take the Statutory Tax test yourself or not.

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