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HelloI am currently trying to work out if I can bring my

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Hello
I am currently trying to work out if I can bring my wife to the UK but I am very confused. I read the figure of £18,600 required, yet I have been told that the personal tax allowance is deducted from the gross income for the tax year. In effect, if I earned £25,000 (self-employed) it is counted as only £15,000 taxable income. I was astonished. Do you know if this is correct?I bring in £25k - AFTER his business expenses - such as travel, phone etc. £17k profit to HMRC
UKBA will consider my income to be £17k or 25KThanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 6 months ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I will wait for answer
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 6 months ago.
Hello,
We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.
Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Expert:  Clare replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first.

For clarity what is your net income?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm self employed 25k
Expert:  Clare replied 6 months ago.

Do you take that as earnings or dividends?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Earnings
Expert:  Clare replied 6 months ago.

And do you pay Income Tax on that?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Clare replied 6 months ago.

So what is your income AFTER tax and National Insurance each year?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
22k
Expert:  Clare replied 6 months ago.

Then you have no problem - you already earn sufficient and if your wife can pass the English test then there is no reason why her applictaion will not succeed.

Please ask if you need further details

Clare

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