I think my question was not clear or not fully understood. Please let me add:
Do you know if I can tell HMRC, in my Self Assessment, on from SA109 'any other information section' that I have left UK and wont have further income nor ties from / to UK? AND assume that I don't need to complete further Self Assessments / tax returns for following year 2015-2016. Or is there another way than P85?
(In my case I won't have any income nor ties during UK tax year 2015-2016. I left already and I can't follow the requirement on gov.uk “Tax if you leave the UK to live abroad” page ; “Fill in form P85 and send it to HMRC. Include Parts 2 and 3 of your P45 form..”. I left already and I never had a P45. I never had a domestic employer and spent so much time abroad (>183 days per year working from country to country almost on weekly basis) that I'm uncomfortable to answer the question in P85 for how long time I have been LIVING in UK as I am not sure if I want to call my circumstances 'living'. I'm not uncomfortable with saying I been a resident, as I have maintained UK tax residency and since the years lasting tenancy agreements I have had was to UK property only and have had no right to reside at any property abroad over the years)
My employer is not from EU or UK. Through all years I been resident in UK I have had this employer. I left 2015 in January and became resident and tax resident in another country (not country of my employer). I ceased to have ties to UK in March and plan not to have ties to UK anymore. I'm not interested in claiming split year treatment. I consider myself as tax resident throughout the tax year 2014 – 2015. On wards I'll spend 5-60 days per year for work and / or holidays in UK. I have been sending online self assessment all years. With the “have had no right to reside at any property abroad over the years” I try to imply I have had no ties (e.g. tenancy agreement) to any other country than UK with the exception of an 'employment tie' to the country of my employer ( nor resident nor tax resident there) and a 'domicile tie' to yet another country. As such my UK residency have not been questionable, but I have always felt uncomfortable saying that I live in UK – due to the amount of days abroad.> why you feel you need to complete P85 or replace it with SA109I need to fill in SA109 with the SA100 because I moved abroad and gained residency in another country during the tax year. I thought I could possibly also use SA109 for conveying my message about having left UK. P85 didn't seem right as it seemed to be for individuals who are leaving (haven't left yet), can submit P45 and who have lived in UK under normal circumstances. My two first assumptions, you have pointed out is not correct. Thank you.
Let's try to keep it simple.
I'm required to complete Self Assessment. I tested the online P85 questions and got the pdf to send to HRMC. See what I have underlined. As per that I should not send a P85 for tax year 2014 - 2015 since I send a self assessment.
So this points to another way... which points to my original question "... Is there an alternative?" Do you know of an alternative?
About this form
This form is designed to be filled in on screen. You must answer all the questions except those marked 'optional'. You can’t save the form but once you’ve completed it you’ll be able to print a copy and post it.
Use this form to claim tax relief or a repayment of tax if: • you have lived and worked in the UK, and
• you are leaving the UK and you may not be coming back or you are going to work abroad full-time for at least one complete tax year. A tax year is from 6 April one year to 5 April the next.
Do not fill in this form if:
• you normally live in the UK and are going abroad for short periods, for example on holiday or a business trip, or
• you have completed, or are required to complete a Self Assessment tax return for the tax year that you leave.
> But then you then go onto say you have not left the UK which is why you do not wish to complete form P85
No, that is not what I said. That's a misunderstanding.
Thank you for your effort!!