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Expat Tax Questions

Will Coronavirus be treated as an "exceptional circumstance" in the Statutory Residence Test (SRT)?

I am a foreign national visiting the UK, and due to the recent travel restrictions after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, I have been forced to stay in the UK much longer than anticipated. Will I still be able to maintain my UK non-resident tax status, due to these circumstances being out of my control?

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Do I have to submit a UK tax return?

I am British but I no longer live in the UK and I'm not sure if I have to complete a UK tax return. HMRC haven't sent me a letter, but how can I tell if I should be submitting a UK tax return?

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How long do you have to stay out of the UK to avoid paying tax?

I’m a British expat and no longer live in the UK, however I have to occasionally return home. How long do I have to be outside of the UK to avoid paying tax in the UK?

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What is domicile?

I’ve heard about both domicile and residence. But what is “domicile” and how do I establish my domicile?

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What is your residency status?

I live abroad and travel a lot, what is my residency status?

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What taxes do expats pay?

When someone moves abroad, what taxes do expats have to pay?

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Do expats pay UK tax?

When someone leaves or moves to the UK and becomes an expat, do they have to pay UK tax?

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Do I have to pay stamp duty?

I'm currently a UK non-resident but I am considering buying a house in the UK. Do I have to pay stamp duty to the HMRC?

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Do I have to pay inheritance tax?

My estate is valued at over £350,000. If I die abroad, do I have to pay inheritance tax?

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What is Generational Inheritance Tax?

I know about Inheritance Tax is, but what is generational inheritance tax and is generational inheritance tax avoidable?

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What is a non-dom?

There's a lot of talk in the news about non-doms and tax avoidance. But what is a non-dom?

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Do UK expats have to pay tax?

I am a British national living abroad, or a UK expat, do I have to pay tax on my income and other financial assets?

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Do you have to pay tax if you work abroad?

I live and work abroad. What tax do I have to pay and to which government?

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What is Split Year Treatment?

I am spending some of this tax year working abroad and therefore I am not going to be a tax resident in the UK for the whole tax year. What is Split Tax Treatment, will it apply to me and how could I benefit from applying it?

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What is RDR3?

I live outside the UK and I have been asked to check RDR3 to understand more about my UK tax residence status, but what is RDR3?

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Will Brexit affect the UK's double tax treaties?

With Brexit looming, how much of an impact with it have on the UK's double tax treaties?

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What is the purpose of Common Reporting Standard?

Why was the Common Reporting Standard introduced and what was its intended purpose?

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What are the new capital gains tax (CGT) rules from April 2020?

I am currently selling my second-owned property and am not expected to complete on my sale until the Summer-time, due to the outbreak of Covid-19, which is effectively slowing down my buyers. How will this affect me based on the new capital gains tax rules?

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Why have I received a ‘nudge letter’ from HMRC regarding my Offshore Investment Funds?

I have recently received a letter from HMRC querying if I am declaring my taxes correctly on my Offshore Income Gains. Why have I received this now, despite not making any changes to my current situation/ UK tax position?

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What is an Accidental American?

“I was recently asked to complete ‘form W9’ while in a bank appointment, which they told me indicates that I am an American citizen, but my country of permanent residence is Canada and always has been. I have never visited America, but I am now being told my reported taxes need to be reviewed/altered. Why is this?”

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