When Financial Planning, this Independent Financial Adviser in Dubai says all ex-pat Brits need to read this now

 

GREG POGONOWSKI

 

Now that the UK has its first-ever statutory definition of UK residency for tax purposes, the tax authorities have come up with a tool to help people determine their status.

The so-called Tax Residence Indicator is a�?a pilot versiona�?, so for now it has limited access, according to a statement on the Revenuea��s website, which also contains a number of qualifications, including the fact that the legislation on which the new Tax Residence Indicator is based a�?does not become law until it is given Royal Assenta�?, expected this summer.

a�?If the legislation is not passed by Parliament, or there are substantial changes to the legislation, the results provided may not be accurate, even if you entered accurate information,a�? it continues.

a�?If you choose to use the Tax Residence Indicator before Royal Assent is given then you should not rely on the results to determine your residence status.a�?

In addition, the current version of the Tax Residence Indicator is a pilot (‘beta’) version, and as such a�?may contain inaccuraciesa�?.

A final version is due to be published later in the year, HMRC said.

Those who dona��t want to wait that long, and are keen to see how their residency may be classified under the new legal definition, should click on:

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