UK Non-Residents: Where are you working in 2021?

Whether you are working in the UK, or overseas, this year you will be affected by the Coronavirus epidemic. So how does this affect your tax status? The HMRC has published guidance for employees temporarily returning to work in the UK from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland where the UK does not have a reciprocal agreement. If you didn’t know about this or are unsure about your tax status, the best thing to do is to ask a good, professional UK Non-Resident tax advisor. Our team of experienced, qualified UK Non-Resident tax advisors at The Taxman UK can assist you and your family to determine your tax status, tax liabilities and even make your UK Non-Resident tax return for you.

Employees working abroad in 2021

Currently, and for the foreseeable future, almost everyone is faced with the challenge of change, all the time. Personal and professional changes can happen suddenly and so do rules for our own neighbourhood, city and country. Smoothing out the effects of these changes will help you and your family to get through the turbulent times ahead.

The HMRC has temporarily changed how you calculate National Insurance contributions for employees who temporarily return to work in the UK during coronavirus. If you are an employer, or employee, and you or your staff are returning to the UK, you can plough through these changes on your own, or you can get good, professional tax advice from The Taxman UK.

Employees working abroad in 2021
Different countries, different rules, different times

Different countries, different rules, different times

Brexit has brought many changes for many businesses in the UK with more red tape and more costs. If things weren’t already complicated then on top of this there is Covid 19. Paying different taxes in different countries can be complicated, time consuming and costly not just in terms of time but also access to contributions you have been saving up overseas and getting the most in retirement for all your hard work. For employees working in an EU, EEA country or Switzerland because of coronavirus, social security contributions or UK National Insurance should continue to be paid as usual, unless you are told otherwise. People working in a country with which the UK has a reciprocal agreement are advised to contact HMRC with any concerns, or the authorities in the country where they are working. Make it easy for yourself and your staff, contact The Taxman UK first.

National Insurance for UK Non-Residents

The rules for National Insurance contributions depend on your circumstances and which country you are going to work in. National Insurance for workers from the UK working in the EEA or Switzerland from 1 January 2021 explains what to do if you go to work in one or more countries in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and when UK National Insurance contributions are payable. Then there are rules for employees working outside these areas. It can get really complicated with different countries, different periods of time and more. Then there are voluntary NI contributions for different classes.

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, wherever in the world you find yourself as a UK Non-Resident in 2021.

The Taxman UK “Making Life Less Taxing for UK Non-Residents”.

National Insurance for UK Non-Residents