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Our tax return services will keep your tax affairs up to date with HMRC and ensure that you remain compliant with UK and international tax law.

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EXPAT TAX FILING SERVICES

From reclaiming tax, to claiming the remittance basis, to mitigating double taxation, our tax return service ensures that your affairs are up to date and you are compliant with tax law.

Tax reclaim
PAYE reclaim

We will reclaim tax suffered via PAYE or POAs in line with your non-resident status.

Foreign income exemption
Remittance basis claim

We will claim the remittance basis to exempt foreign incomes and gains from UK taxation.

Paying tax twice
Double tax mitigation

We will claim tax credits & tax exemptions in line with the UKs network of double taxation agreements.

WHO NEEDS THIS SERVICE?

Expat tax return services for internationally mobile taxpayers

Moving to the UK
Expats moving to the UK

Clients moving to the UK who continue to receive foreign incomes & gains.

Leaving the UK
Expats leaving the UK

Clients leaving the UK who continue to receive UK incomes & gains.

Remote workers
Nomads working remotely

Clients working remotely who continue to receive UK employment income or UK business income.

Looking for a tax preparer specialising in cross border affairs?

GTC can manage your UK tax obligations from updating your resident status, claiming tax reliefs, reclaiming tax and mitigation double taxation, we’ve got you covered.

UK TAX RETURN FAQS

Do I need to file a tax return?

There are many reasons why you may need to file as tax return, as follows:

– your earnings are in excess of £150,000
– you need to report foreign income and/or gain
– you need to make a treaty claim
– you need to report your resident status
– you are filing on the remittance basis
– you need to report UK property income
– you need to report a capital gain
– you need to report a child benefit charge

Note that there is no concept of joint filing and as such, spouses must file separately.

Do I need to report undeclared income?


If you have failed to disclose income to HMRC in the past (onshore or offshore), it is possible to make a disclosure to bring your tax affairs up to date and settle the outstanding tax bill. 

There are penalties and interest to consider depending on the nature and timing of the disclosure.

You will make an offer to HMRC and HMRC have up to 90 days to accept or reject the offer.

Do I need to pay tax on foreign income?


Your domestic resident status is the first and most crucial step in determining the extent to which the UK can tax your incomes and gains.

If you are resident, as a starting point, you will be liable to UK taxation on worldwide incomes and gains and if you are non-resident, you will be liable to UK taxation on UK sources of income and UK property gains only.

If you are a non-domiciled resident, you will have access to a special tax regime which gives you the option to exempt foreign incomes and gains from UK taxation.

It is essential that advice is sort regarding the structure of your wealth and bank accounts, ideally prior to relocating to the UK, in order to maximise the advantages afforded under the special tax regime.

Do I need to pay tax if I live overseas?

Your domestic resident status is the first and most crucial step in determining the extent to which the UK can tax your incomes and gains.

If you are resident, as a starting point, you will be liable to UK taxation on worldwide incomes and gains and if you are non-resident, you will be liable to UK taxation on UK sources of income and UK property gains only.

If you are non-resident, it is possible to further reduce the UK’s right to tax your incomes and gains through double taxation agreements.

What is the tax return filing deadline?


The UK tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April.

The tax return filing deadline is 31 October following the end of the tax year if you are filing paper or 31 January following the end of the tax year if you are filing electronically.

The payment deadline is 31 January following the end of the tax year.

What are GTC’s tax return fees?


Our minimum tax return fee is £500 which includes a report detailing the technical positions taken on the tax return.

Our fees are disclosed in our engagement letter and scope of services and you will only be charged if you decide to proceed with our services.

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