Hi.For the 2014/15 tax year, you will be limited to spending no more than 75 days in the UK as you will be returning to the UK before the end of the tax year. Take a look at Table F on page 60 of the Statutory Residence Test document (RDR3) here and here.You should qualify for split year treatment for 2014/15 if you meet the criteria in Section 5 of RDR3, starting on page 51. One or more of Cases 4 to 8 should apply to you. If they do, the 2014/15 tax year will be split into two periods, 6 April 2014 to 6 January 2015 and 7 January 2015 to 5 April 2015. All overseas earnings in the first period will be exempt from UK tax. The split year rules are summarised here.Take a look at the flowchart here which will give you an idea of which of the Cases 4 to 8 will apply to you.I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
Thank you, it seems that Case 6 for split year treatment is closest to my situation although I dont own an overseas house as per example 39.
Should I just fill in a self tax assessment form on my return do you think? HMRC have no real records I ever worked overseas as I didnt complete an P85 before I left.