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I am Dutch, not a UK citizen. After a multiyear stay

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Hello,
I am Dutch, not a UK citizen. After a multiyear stay in the UK, I will leave on Sept 1st 2015 to go to Ireland, where I will become a resident. I have been paying may taxes based on Self Assessment. How do I notify HMRC? Form P85 does not seem to be the right thing.
Also, can I pay off now all taxes due up to my departure date, including taxes for the period Apr-Sep 2015, so I do not have to do that later?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

As you have been completing a self assessment tax return, I note HMRC recommends you don't fill in Form P85.

Your tax liabilty for current tax year won't be established until you file your tax return 2016 (some time in the next tax year). You could make a payment on account to cover tax payable for current tax year. It would be held against your tax liability due next year.

You would notify HMRC of your residence status by completing supplementary pages SA109 - Residence, remittance basis etc when completing your tax return 2016.
More information on this can be found on SA109-notes here

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/454492/sa109-notes_2015.pdf

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that helpful answer. Do I understand correctly that I would be basically leaving the country permanently on Sept 1st, without notifying at all HMRC that I am doing so? And that HMRC will only learn about this when I file my 2016 Self Assessment tax return? Is what I write above a correct description? Will HMRC not ask for some form of proof of my departure later on, after I have filed my 2016 return?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your prompt reply.

Your understanding is correct.

When you complete SA109, you will advise HMRC of your new residence in the section Residence in other countries.

HMRC is unlikely to seek proof of departure. In the event they were to seek confirmation, retain your travel documents showing date of departure.

I hope this is helpful.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the clear answers and advice. I will rate your advice immediately.

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