Thanks for the quick reply. I'm not sure about the P85 form, but at the time we had a UK accountant dealing with our Tax so I will assume she took care of this as it was all above board.
I am unfortunately not a British Citizen and had a residency permit granted thru' the Ancestor Visa system. This has fallen away due to us now living back in SA.
I think you have answered my question fully as my biggest concern was being lumped with a Tax Bill from both Countries. I pay the full tax amount here in South Africa but with the Rand under pressure, I would like to have my USD paid into the UK.
Thanks again for the service and have a great 2015.
Well, it won't cost you a bean to send in another P85 Stuart, belt and braces you know!
There is a Double taxation Treaty in force between the UK and South Africa the purpose of which is to ensure that the same income stream is not taxed in both jurisdictions. This is achieved by means of tax credits, the tax paid in one country being allowed against the liability in the other so you would not get taxed twice anyway, save on differential tax rates.
By the by, you would appear to be entitled to the Personal Allowance, have a look at HMRC information sheet RDRN10340!
Thank you for your excellent support. I was last in South Africa in a Joburg suburb just before apartheid ended and was astonished that the indigenous population were surprised when we said please or thank you. On my return I mentioned this to a friend who had been brought up there and he was appalled. 'If I hadn't said please or thank you to our servants I would have been thrashed,' he explained, 'They are your source of wealth and comfort.' Went racing at Turfonien, great fun and a supurb curry served too!