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I have a pension earned whilst working overseas for the United

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I have a pension earned whilst working overseas for the United Nations. It is paid monthly in US dollars but credited to my UK bank in sterling at current exchange rates. My question is, is this pension subject to UK tax laws?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 3 years ago.
Hi

Thanks for your question, I am Sam and I am one of the UK tax experts here on Just Answer.

AS this money is remitted to the UK then yes it is subjected to UK tax consideration and should be declared to HMRC, and if you are a UK citizen (which I assume by the way you word your question) then it remains liable to UK tax whether remitted into the UK or not.
If you suffer any USA tax, then this can be claimed as a credit against the UK tax position, as we have a double taxation treaty with the USA.


You should advise HMRC of this pension.
Thanks


Sam


Expert:  Sam replied 3 years ago.
Hi Paul

Do let me know if you had any more follow up questions, and how you got on advising HMRC of the pension

Thanks

Sam

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