Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and pleased to be able to assist you with your question.
When you left the UK for Kuwait did you complete a form P85 and send it to your tax office? If you did not you should do so immediately; fortunately there is no time restriction on its submission, it is available from the web and can be filed on line.
On receipt HMRC will classify you non resident for the 16/17 tax year and furthermore split the 15/16 tax year into two portions, one resident and one non resident. The form provides for the refund of any over paid Income Tax (IT) on departure.
As you may be aware if you spend more than 183 days in the UK in any one tax year you are liable to IT on your world wide income, but your departure date has you under that and the P85 procedure protects you with the split year principle.
I do hope that my reply has been of assistance.
That's great Keith.
Thanks a lot for your response.
I will now go and post my P85 along with P45 parts 2&3 to HMRC.
Same here. I hope I don't pay any extra on the same subject if I need to get a bit more information on my query in future if that's the case. I hope it should all get through nicely.
Have a great day n weekend ahead.
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I would love to call you Mayur, but I am currently operating from a time zone 7 hours ahead of the UK so it would be both expensive and in-practical. Can you not put your follow up in writing on this thread?
As far as I can see Mayur, in this highly complex situation, you can have a split year basis for two consecutive years, one 15/16 when you left and another for 16/17 when you unexpectedly returned. You will have to explain this relatively exceptional situation to your tax office.
Pleased to have been able to assist.