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Many of our private clients have international tax issues. They may be resident but not domiciled in the UK, arriving in or leaving the UK, or be UK residents with overseas investments or businesses. Our International Tax team provides expert advice on all these aspects of international personal tax compliance and planning.
Personal tax is a complicated matter and the difficulties are multiplied when you’re dealing with more than one jurisdiction. Your journey to the UK may have involved other countries where you still have tax obligations. These may need to be reviewed in conjunction with your UK tax position to ensure that taxes are assessed. Also that tax credits and reliefs are utilised in accordance with international tax treaties. The UK has a tax treaty with most countries so, with our expertise in this area, you can ensure that your tax compliance is dealt with efficiently. Our International Tax team has prepared a series of factsheets to assist you, which are available for download from our publications section.
As members of Kreston International – a global network of independent accounting firms – we have access to a network of tax professionals all over the world meaning we are well placed to deliver expert advice to all of our clients on international matters.
If you’re looking for International Tax support for your business, you can find that here.
As a UK resident, you are obliged to self assess for UK tax. This may be relatively easy but owning an overseas asset or investment is likely to complicate matters. Some overseas income will be subject to foreign tax, but in other cases the UK will have the right to tax the income in the first instance. Where foreign tax is paid, is it recoverable in full against your UK liability? The answer is maybe, but without knowledge of the relevant tax treaty, you cannot be sure.
This is a relatively simple example that highlights the need to utilise the vast knowledge and experience in our International Tax team.
We have extensive knowledge of the UK tax legislation, particularly concerning the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals and are well-placed to advise internationally-mobile individuals who are considering coming to or leaving the UK and entrepreneurial individuals who operate their businesses in the UK. If you are arriving in or leaving the UK, we can advise you on whether you will be resident in the UK for tax purposes. Your tax position could be improved by undertaking restructuring before coming to the UK. Therefore, it is important that you seek advice at an early stage to increase the options that may be available to you.
Factsheets are available to download from our publications section but the key international issues affecting individuals are : –
You may have heard of the Statutory Residence Test whereby individuals can assess their residence status on leaving the UK or returning to the UK and in the three years thereafter. We are experienced in guiding clients through this test but also provide guidance on other areas of residence and domicile such as split year treatment, temporary non-residence, treaty non- residence, deemed domicile and non-resident landlords.
If you think your circumstances may need to be considered in the light of your residence and domicile status, please speak to our experts in this field.
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It is important that international tax issues are treated correctly in accordance with UK tax legislation and tax treaties in place with other countries. This includes earned and investment income, employment and self-employment and overseas assets held personally and in trust, such as pension funds.
We can guide you through the compliance minefield ensuring a tax-efficient route and assist you in achieving your financial goals.
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