My concern is from the HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/tax-foreign-income/non-domiciled-residents
- which seems to state that non-domiciled people (such as myself - living overseas) don't have to pay tax on foreign income if it doesn't go into a UK bank account?
Since I did put some of my foreign income (extracted from my overseas bank) into my UK bank account OR is it that the HMRC document is saying the income is paid DIRECTLY into a UK bank account is when this will be taxed?
It is all very confusing!
I am also unclear as to how far back HMRC will go. I was reading online that the heavily scrutinise expats when they return to the UK.
Being not very smart and having moved between countries so many times I no longer have my tax returns for the US, Cyprus, Norway and Taiwan - I am unclear on how much of a problem this will be for me. Will they accept a self-declaration as to my status that I was working in those countries if I can provide my overseas employer details? Would it be 'on me' to find the documentation or would HMRC 'help' by contacting my overseas employers to verify the facts?
The concept of domicile is now a dead duck following the Chancellor's 2015 Budget.
Do not worry, your situation is duplicated every day and is a standard routine. Once you have gone through the P85 process there is simply nothing to worry about.
It is most unlikely that HMRC will be the slighest bit concerned over your employment activities whilst you are non resident as you are not subject to UK taxation on these earnings. Should they start to query just remind that Department of the P85.