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I have just returned home to the UK from overseas after many

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Hi - I have just returned home to the UK from overseas after many years away as an expat1. I assume I advise HMRC of my return and it will be treated as a split year?
2. I have a potential option to work for an overseas company (Chinese) in the UK as a sole person from home - is the best way to do this to register as a self employed - invoice them gross monthly and take care of my own tax and NI.Thanks
Jack
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 17 days ago.

Thank you for your question.

You are better off registering for self assessment as a sole trader if this is the only income you are likely to earn in the remainder of this tax year.

If you don't have a UTR issued to you by HMRC in the past, then you would have to register for self assessment and you can do this online here (look at If you haven't sent a return before)

https://www.gov.uk/log-in-file-self-assessment-tax-return/register-if-youre-self-employed

The current tax year would be treated as split year.

When you complete the tax return, you would also complete supplementary pages SA109 dealing with residence status.

More information on this can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-assessment-residence-remittance-basis-etc-sa109

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank youIt would be my only source of income so I guess I would just continue to be a sole trader going forward?
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 17 days ago.

Thank you for your reply.

Registering as sole trader opens up for doing work for other clients/customers as well over time.

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