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I am a British national, working and living in Dubai since

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I am a British national, working and living in Dubai since 2004. I own properties in the UK and Dubai. I wish to spend more than 90 days in the UK, without having to pay tax on my overseas earnings. I have no sources of income in the UK. Can you advise?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  TonyTax replied 4 months ago.

Hi.

The statutory residence test was introduced on 6 April 2013 to make the determination of an individual's tax residence status easier to ascertain as there are a series of tests which apply to everybody. The SRT can be found here.

If you are not automatically non-UK resident or automatically UK resident, then you have to consider the number of defined ties that you have to the UK and that will dictate the number of days that you can spend in the UK in any one tax year. Take a look at the flowchart here and the notes here. If you have one tie to the UK, you can spend no more than 120 days in the UK in a tax year in order to avoid paying UK tax on your Dubai earnings. Certainly, if you spend 183 days in the UK in a tax year, you will be UK tax resident and taxable on your worldwide income.

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  TonyTax replied 4 months ago.

If you did become tax resident in the UK and continued to work in Dubai, that status would not affect your earnings for the tax years prior to the one in which you became UK tax resident again.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I conclude from the attached that, having less then 3 ties to the UK, and having been overseas for more than 3 years, my status is that of an 'Arriver'. Under such status, I am entitled to reside in the UK for unto 120 days with having my overseas income taxed. Can you confirm that my conclusion is correct and can you advise if I need to carry out any formal applications to validate my status, or whether I just continue to arrive in the UK, managing my time to ensure that I do not exceed 120 days in any tax year. Best regards ***** *****
Expert:  TonyTax replied 4 months ago.

Your conclusion is correct. You don't need to tell HMRC anything unless you do become UK tax resident. You just need to manage your time so that you don't breach your UK days limit.

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