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So I can use a p85 TODAY to tell HMRC that I left the UK 2.5 years ago, and that I came back 1.5 years ago... ?
Even though my employer was still my UK employer, paying me salary to a UK bank account? And that I don't really have a "date where I start my job abroad" (question 25 of the p85) since I only spend time going from one client to another in different countries, with a few days in the UK every now and then to check in with my team?
And doing that might actually get me some taxes back (regardless of the French situation)?
Surely HMRC will want some kind of proof that I wasn't physically in the UK...
Apologies for the back and forth, it just sounded to good/simple to be true. I appreciate your counsel. Thank you