UK tax advisor for digital nomads

Get help managing your taxes whilst you’re working remotely abroad

Working remotely for a UK company? Our digital nomad tax services are designed to optimize your tax affairs and ensure compliance with HMRC while you are traveling and working remotely.


Digital nomads benefit from special rules in the UK which means as a starting point, they’re only taxed on UK sourced incomes.

It may be possible to structure your affairs so that you do not pay any UK tax while you’re working remotely.

How much do you earn annually?
How many days will you physically work in the UK?
How many days will you work in total?


Our experts will assess your residency status, taking into account the Statutory Residence Test (SRT) to determine your tax obligations in the UK. We will help you track your days spent in the UK, manage your ties to the country, and take advantage of any tax reliefs and exemptions available to you.

Additionally, we will provide guidance on how to structure your income and assets for maximum tax efficiency, including strategies for capital gains tax (CGT) and international earnings.

SRT resident assessment

GTC can advise on how you can exit the UK’s worldwide tax system so that you can minimise tax exposure while you’re travelling through achieving a non-resident status.

Non-resident tax planning

GTC can advise on your exposure to UK taxation as a non-resident and the optimisation strategies available to further limit or completely remove HMRCs right to tax your incomes.

Leaving questionnaire

GTC can prepare and submit a P85 ‘leaving questionnaire’ form to notify HMRC that you are non-resident and to request permission for your employer to pay your salary tax free.

As a digital nomad, it’s crucial to manage your tax situation effectively to avoid unexpected liabilities.

By ensuring your tax affairs are in order, we help you focus on your work and travel with peace of mind, knowing you are fully compliant with UK tax laws.

Complete our quotation form to see how we can help you. 


Do I need to pay tax if I work remotely?

Your 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.

Do I need to pay tax on UK employment income if I work remotely?

If you are non-resident, the UK’s right to tax employment income is limited to income generated through workdays exercised in the UK.

If you suffer tax via PAYE while you are working overseas, you may be due a refund from HMRC. Furthermore, it may be possible to request that you are not subject to tax withholding so you can receive earnings gross of tax.

How can I become non-resident?

If your intention to reduce your UK tax exposure while living overseas, it is essential that you achieve and continue to achieve a non-resident status while you are living overseas.

You can achieve a non-resident status through managing your days of presence, work pattern, access to accommodation and ties to the UK.

Do I need to pay tax on UK property gains if I work remotely?

If you dispose of a UK residential property while you are a non-resident, the gain that you make will be assessable in the UK.

There are various reliefs and allowances available which reduce the taxable gain.

You must complete an online property return within 60 days of disposal. This is separate from a self-assessment tax return.

Do I need to complete a tax return if I work remotely?

You will be required to file a tax return if you continue to receive UK income while you are overseas.

You may wish to complete a tax return to report your resident status or claim a tax refund.

What are GTC’s tax advisory fees?

Our tax advisory charges differ depending on the area of tax we are advising on and the complexity of the situation.

Our fees will be disclosed in the engagement letter or via email. You will only be charged if you decide to proceed with our services.

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