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Did you move from the UK to Singapore in 2012?
So you have never lived in the UK?
To be on the safe side complete a Form P85 and send it to HMRC advising of your 1996 departure date. When you return the split year procedure will apply and any income earned in Singapore will be outside the scope of UK taxation.
If you do not submit a Form P85 then HMRC may not allow the split year procedure for your return. If you do you can forget about UK taxation of your Singapore income on your arrival here. on your return to these shores
I am only trying to make sure that when your reach the UK the split year principle is applied. You will then only be considered resident in the UK on the date of your arrival.
No, I can look that up on the web if necessary.
Yes, the non resident status will protect you from that. Once you are resident in the UK again any earnings from overseas will be aggregated with your UK earnings and exposed to UK Income Tax (IT) etc. Any tax deducted by the Singapore authorities will, under the Double Taxation Treaty between the two countries which precludes the same income stream from being taxed in both jurisdictions. be allowed as a tax credit against your UK liability on the same income flow.
Make sure you receive it before you land in the UK than it will all be tax free.
Doesn't matter a hoot providing you have done the P85 and to be absolutely safe get your severance pay whilst you are still outside the UK.
Remittance basis can be expensive to set up and only applicable to Russian oligarchs.
Yes, it is available on the web and can be filed on line. Advise your original departure date from the UK.
Just quote the day you left as a student.
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