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I moved to the UK with my wife in March 2013 purchasing a house.

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I moved to the UK with my wife in March 2013 purchasing a house. I work as an expat, and thus spend minimal days in the UK in any one year. My income is not paid into a UK bank account, but I do transfer money to the UK on a monthly basis.
Please advise my tax status
Thanks
john
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Can you tell me exactly when you went to work abroad please.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I moved away from UK in 1965 and have only returned in 2013
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have never worked in the uk
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. So long as you complete at least one full tax year (6 April to 5 April) as a non-UK resident, then you should not have to pay UK tax on your foreign earnings. You can repatriate money to the UK without jeoaprdising that. Many people do as they have bills to pay in the UK such as a mortgage. It may be that you never re-established UK tax residence in 2013. The criteria for being treated as non-UK resdident can be found in RDR3 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/458559/RDR3_govuk_hyperlink__updated_078500.pdf There is a summary of the rules here: http://www.shipleys.com/resources/issue/statutory-residence-test A flowchart which you may find useful can be found here: http://www.blplaw.com/media/how-can-we-help-you/private-client/BLP%20Summary%20flowchart.PDF I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** go through the documents and do the calculations. If I have further questions I will forward to you
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 year ago.
OK.
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