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    Greenback tax services uk tax impacts final Greenback tax services uk tax impacts final Presentation Transcript

    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Changes to UK Tax System Impacts American Expats What are the implications?  UK is now taxing worldwide income  Impacts international earners  Impacts US citizens living in the UK
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle UK Residency is Based on Length Stay Each day you are physically in the UK at midnight, counts as one day for tax purposes  If you plan to stay in the UK less than 2 years, your residency status will be based on the number of days your are in the UK at midnight  If you plan to stay in the UK more than 2-3 years, you could be regarded as a resident and may be impacted if you purchase property in the UK  If you plan to stay for 3 years or more, you would qualify as a resident from the date you arrived, for tax purposes
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle UK Residency is Based on Length Stay  Your residency status will not impact the taxable amount of your UK earned income  UK earned income is not taxed based on your residency status  Only foreign earned income is taxed based on your residency status
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Tax Implications based on Domicile Status Domicile Status is Intangible compared to Residency status. Domicile Status is based on the following:  Your father’s domicile at the time of your birth  If your father changes his domicile status before your 16th birthday, your domicile will be the same as your father’s  You will retain the same domicile status as your father unless you take legal steps to change it or leave the country of domicile permanently
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Implications based on HMRC New Tax Rules UK Tax for Long Term Visitors: As of 6 April 2008, long term visitors residing in the UK more than 7 of the last 9 years, can only use the remittance basis if they pay a fee. Otherwise they must either pay taxes on foreign income.  Exception: Expatriates earning less than £2,000 in foreign income are exempt from paying tax or the fee  All other non-UK domiciled individuals who are UK residents are required to either:  Pay the £30,000 annual fee  Be taxed in the UK on their worldwide income Note: You should ensure your accountant checks the country specific taxation treaties to ensure you are not double taxed
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle How to Avoid Double Taxation  There are double taxation treaties that can help you avoid being double taxed.  You may qualify for tax credits to avoid double taxation.  See an experienced UK Tax Advisor for specific information for your particular case
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Tax Implications for Expatriates If you are not a permanent resident of the UK and you are domiciled abroad you will need to pay taxes on an arising basis or on a remittance basis. Arising Basis • All UK and Foreign income and gains are taxed or Remittance Basis • UK income and gains, and all foreign income and gains brought into the UK are taxed • Foreign income left abroad is not subject to the UK remittance basis tax guidelines
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Tax Implications for Expatriates Under the remittance basis all foreign business interests or investment income arising abroad, will not impact your tax burden in the UK including:  Interest Earned  Dividends  Income from property
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle See Your Tax Advisor US citizens (expatriates) living or working in the UK should contact an experienced chartered tax advisor for more information:  An experienced tax advisor can help determine residence and domicile status, and ensure UK tax returns are completed properly, thus saving you money  UK tax system is based on “self assessment” where individuals asses their own residence and domicile position, which can lead to mistakes if you are not famililar with all aspects of the law  Rules governing residence and domicile are complex and it is best to seek expert advice in determing your status  Understanding of residence and domicile is based on “case law” rather than legislation or guidance from the HMRC, this make the determination of status even more complex
    • Helping you piece together the Expat tax puzzle Let Us Help You! For more information on American Taxation for Expatriates or UK tax questions for US citizens, please contact Greenback Tax Services at: www.greenbacktaxservices.com