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I am about to move to work in Saudi Arabia. What's the maximum

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I am about to move to work in Saudi Arabia. What's the maximum number of days in a year can I return to the UK in order to avoid UK income tax?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question.
When you leave these shores send a form P85 to your tax office. HMRC will then make you non resident for the tax year after your departure and split the leaving year into two portions, one resident and one non resident. The form also provides for any over paid tax to be refunded to you. This can be done on line.
Once you are in Saudi you retain your non resident status providing you do not spend more than 91 days in the UK in any one tax year. This can be averaged over four years, but the general consensus of expert opinion on this site is never to exceed the 91 days in any tax year.
I do hope I have helped you with your question.
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Expert:  bigduckontax replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your support.

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