At least 2 years (SA law requires non-Saudi's to work on 2-year contracts even for full-time employees as I would be)
Yes I would be working for a Saudi employer
No problem, please don't hesitate to come back to me for further information
Hi Tony, based on Para 1.10 below:
Do you work full-time overseas?
1.10 You will be considered to work full-time overseas if you work for sufficient hours overseas as calculated over the tax year in the case of the third automatic overseas test, or other relevant period in the case of split year Cases 1 or 6. To calculate if you work sufficient hours overseas, take the following steps (for deceased persons follow the steps given at paragraph 4.4)
I will not be working in the UK at all and would not be in the country for more than 91 days per year (for some holidays my family will come to the ME) and so assuming I subtract my 30 days holiday as part of the reference period calculation I should have no problem hitting the 37 hrs per week figure.
Assuming this is the case then I am non-resident for UK Tax automatically, is that correct?
Can you please email me a copy of this discussion?
Please see below; this shows when I will hand in notice to the UK employer and when I will leave for KSA. Just want to check that my calculation on no. of days, etc is correct and that, assuming it is, that I still comply with the SRT and remain non-resident for UK tax?
Sorry Tony, I tried to attach the file but doesn't seem to have worked.
I plan to leave the UK on Friday 16th of May
Thanks.The tax year you during which leave the UK and the tax year that you return to the UK are called split years. Your foreign earnings between those dates of departure and return will be UK tax exempt so long as you maintain your non-UK residence status in the interim.The number of days that you can spend in the UK in 2014/15 between 16 May 2014 and 5 April 2015 assuming you leave the UK on 16 May 2014 is 82 and of these, you cannot work in the UK for more than 27. See Table E on page 5 of booklet RDR3 here. You don't include the period 6 April 2014 to 6 May 2014 in the calculation of days you are able to spend in the UK. That's why the tax year of departure is called a split year.
Hi Tony; I have a new question, would it be easier to start a new thread?
Thanks that's in line with what you stated earlier
I'll send the new question on this thread later today if that's ok, it's to do with potential tax rebate for the 2013-2014
Hi Tony Tax
New Question: When completing my Tax Return for 2012-2013 I was self-employed and, based on my earnings for that year, HMRC insisted upon a Payment on Account against my 2013-2014 Tax and it was a substantial sum which I paid in January 2013 along with my 2012-2013 tax. I ceased to be Self-Employed on 31st December 2012 and have been part of a PAYE system since January 2013 so my question is:
When I complete my self-assessment for 2013-2014 my expectation is that I will get the Payment on Account money refunded with interest, as my earnings since January 2013 have all been on a PAYE basis and so I will have no tax payment to make for that element?
That's why I was asking earlier whether to start a new thread or not, will do so now
You didn't post your new question for my attention so I cannot guarantee that it will be left for me to answer, though I have my answer ready.
I tried 4 times to post it to you, however, each time the system gave me a different expert and no option to change it? If you can let me know how to reassign it I'd be happy to do so?
I did that and I also posted the question under your profile 4 times, but it didn't help at all, the system just allocated someone else. From your perspective it may be worthwhile raising this with the justanswer people as it is not to your benefit if clients cannot select you?
Thanks for the heads up. You need to put my name as part of the question as you did here when you asked the tax return question originally.