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I am an asylum seeker right now, with my application

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I am an asylum seeker right now, with my application pending. I do have a trading account in the United States in which I can trade stocks and options. Would any income from trading there be taxable here and do I need to report it while my application is still pending and if/when my status is approved?

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It would, but not until your UK residence is established.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
until my status is approved, I can trade and not pay taxes?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
how about support funds from family (quite substantial) .. are those taxable?

Well yes, but the residence will be backdated so you will be subject to UK taxation on your worldwide income.

Family support is gifts and outside the scope of UK taxation.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
finally , how about gambling income. I am talking legitimate activity with established sports betting companies like bet365?

Gambling is outside the scope of UK taxation.

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