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I have an escrow account in Mexico in USA dollars. I wish to

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I have an escrow account in Mexico in USA dollars. I wish to transfer the money back to the UK. Do I have to pay USA tax?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this? In which country do you live? If different, which country is your legal question related to?
Customer: I live in the UK. I have been advised by an IFA that he believes I have to pay USA tax.
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: confirmed the credentials of the IFA which are European not USA
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No thank you

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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YOur transfer ITSELF is not where the tax will be paid. Moving money from on physical point to another is not taxable.

However, when converting to another currency, your resident country, will tax you if this represents a gain.

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"(By the way, please understand that any phone consult offers come from the website automatically … not from me personally … These automated offers WILL stop.)"

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On page CG78300

(www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/cgmanual/cg78300.htm) of the HMRC Capital Gains Manual it says:

"Currency other than sterling is a chargeable asset and its disposal can give rise to a chargeable gain or an allowable loss."

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