UK tax advisor for expats

Keeping you up to date with HMRC

Our UK tax return services are designed to ensure that your tax obligations with HMRC are met.

UK SELF-ASSESSMENT TAX RETURN

We can support your UK tax return needs no matter where you reside.

From updating your resident status, to claiming the remittance basis, to mitigating double taxation, our tax return service ensures that the appropriate tax claims are made to produce tax savings and ultimately, your tax return is prepared correctly at UK and international level.

Resident status

We will update your resident status with HMRC.

Tax savings

We will claim onshore and offshore tax reliefs.

Double tax mitigation

We will claim credits and exemptions in line with DTAs.

WHO NEEDS THIS SERVICE?

We recommend this service for individuals who have international / cross-border elements to their tax affairs, such as:

Expats living in the UK who receive wish to use the remittance basis or who receive foreign income and wish to mitigate double taxation.

Expats living overseas who continue to receive UK income.

Digital nomads working for a UK company who wish to reclaim tax suffered via PAYE.

GTC are here to provide you with quality tax preparation services and personalised consultations tailored to your unique needs.

Whether you’re an expat looking for expert guidance to reduce your UK tax exposure, manage your UK tax obligations and mitigate dual taxation we’ve got you covered.

Complete this form and a GTC advisor will be in touch to guide you through the next steps.

UK TAX RETURN FAQS

Do I need to file a tax return?


There are many reasons why you may need to file a UK tax return, such as:

– 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

There is no concept of joint filing in the UK, 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 also penalties and interest to consider depending on the nature and timing of the disclosure. 

Through the disclosure, you will make an offer to HMRC and HMRC will 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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