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I'm going to relocate from UK to Japan from 1 Jan 2016, I want

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I'm going to relocate from UK to Japan from 1 Jan 2016, I want to ask whether there is anything necessary/important I need to do from the tax perspective for this move. My understanding is that I need to file tax returns for both countries, is that correct? How does the taxation work when I work in both countries in the same year? Is there anything to say to HMRC? Advice for what things to do please, many thanks.
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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.When you leave the country for Japan, you should notify HMRC of your departure by filing a Form P85.You can download P85 herehttps://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/PersonalTax_iForms/1.0/P85&template=P85.xdpThis would enable the Tax Office to update your tax records and also note you as being non resident for tax purposes from the date of your departure.You will be taxed on your earnings arising in the UK upto your date of departure and thereafter your earnings outside the UK would not be subject to UK tax provided you remain non-resident and meet the requirements laid in guidance note.More information on this can be found in HMRC guidance note RDR1 on page 19 and also in HMRC guidance note RDR3 (sec 5 Split year treatment) on page 51https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/464664/RDR1_FB15_updates_RB_and_CGT.pdfhttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/458559/RDR3_govuk_hyperlink__updated_078500.pdfYou will have to file a UK tax return 2016 (year ending 5 Apr 2016) to cover your income in the current tax year. I presume the same would apply in the case of Japan (I'm not an expert on filing of Tax Returns as required in Japan)
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