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Is this house being sold in the tax year of the divorce?
For the last 18 months of ownership you are deemed to be in residence even if this is not the case and Private Residence Relief (PRR) is extended. Work out in months the time from separation, say 84. and adjust by 18. Now 66 / 84 is say 78% so that proportion of the gain, less your Annual Exempt Amount (AEA) of 11.7K, will be taxed at 18% or 28% or a combination of the two rates depending on your UK income including the gain in the tax year of disposal.
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No, it is not; if your have been non resident for over 5 years then your CGT liability is limited to the gain from a 6 April 2015 valuation, less your AEA.
When you left for HK did you complete a Form P85 and send it to your tax office?
It sounds as though it was as a result of a P85 as this form provides for a refund of tax on departure from the UK. It is just that you will find it far easier to deal with HMRC if the P85 process has been undertaken.
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