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Non UK Residency

NON UK RESIDENCY

Speacialists Accountants for Non UK Residency

Working Overseas
You may have decided that a land-based career overseas is the one for you. Here’s a guide to taking up Non UK Residency.
There are many companies who are hiring sub-contractors to work for them overseas. These companies will generally offer work on a rotational basis that will fit in with HMRC guidelines so that you can keep your earnings tax free in the United Kingdom.

Tax Free?
Yes, tax free. All you have to do is follow a few rules that have been set out by HMRC (The TAXMAN) to qualify under the Full Time Work Abroad (FTWA) rules.

Full Time Work Abroad (FTWA) Rules
To be classed as a non-resident you MUST adhere to the following:

You MUST
Be employed or carry on a trade or profession abroad.
Work at least 35 hours per week.
Carry out the employment, trade or profession for at least one full April to April tax year.
Be present in the UK for FEWER than 90 days in a full April to April tax year.

You must NOT
Spend more than 20 days working in the UK in a full April to April tax.

 

HMRC Statutory Residence Test

  • If you spend more than 90 days in the UK during a full tax year you WILL pay tax on all of your overseas income.
  • Full time workers abroad will be entitled to claim a maximum of 60 days each tax year for “exceptional circumstances”.
  • Mariners CANNOT be classed as non-resident.

Rumours

  • HMRC changed the rules of non-residency in April 2013 to ‘simplify’ being able to qualify.
  • There are 3 different sets of rules depending on your circumstances.
  • For the 3 different sets of rules there is a different total for the days allowance in the UK.
  • IF YOU QUALIFY UNDER FTWA YOUR ALLOWANCE WILL BE 90 DAYS (in a full tax year) NO MATTER WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE RUMOUR MILL.

Counting Your Days

  • The DAY your plane lands IN the UK is counted as a day IN the UK.
  • The DAY your plane flies OUT of the UK is counted as a day OUT of the UK.
  • Holidays abroad count as time outside of the UK.
  • Retain proof of travel, email confirmation, boarding passes, for 7 years.
  • IMPORTANT – IF YOU HAVE ONE, KEEP YOUR ACCOUNTANT UP TO DATE WITH YOUR TRAVEL MOVEMENTS.

Remember:

  • You are the experts in your role…
  • We are the experts in the rules of Full Time Work Abroad. Do not believe all of the rumours you hear about tax and your days, contact us for guidance and reliable information.

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