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I just wanted to check about spreading out the no. of days in the uk over a number of years. Does it have to be 4 years or can it be up to 4 years, as it would be less than 91 days a year if taken over 2 years.
I was really asking though about what would happen if he lost his job before April this year. His company are making cut backs and there's a chance he may have to come back sooner.
I'm not shooting the messenger in the slightest, I just wanted to be absolutely clear about where we stand as we are trying to save up for a house deposit. The wording I got from HMRC was:
– total less than 183 days in any tax year, and
– average less than 91 days a tax year. This average is taken over theperiod of absence up to a maximum of four years.
That's why I thought the average could be taken just from the time period that he's been away.
Oh it's Charlotte, I did wonder about the Charlie! Thank goodness I bought my house in 1976 and paid off the mortgage, well loan actually as we call it in Scotland, in 1992! It must be quite ghastly saving up now.
Ha! Yes i do have to clarify that a lot, perhaps I should spell Charlie with two ee's... or maybe not! I had some advice about that bit of HMRC wording before, I really wish they had been correct as we would have had enough saved up! I guess we'll have a lot of tax to pay now. Oh well, back to the drawing board.