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How To Tell If You Are An Accidental American

If you are an American and don’t know it, you could be in for a shock when an unexpected tax bill comes through the...

Expat Contractors Face IR35 Tax Avoidance Crackdown

Self-employed expat contractors based in Britain but working on projects overseas face a crackdown to make sure they are paying the right amount of...

Why You Should Delete Texts And Emails From The Tax Man

Next time you receive an email or text message from the tax man, just delete it because it’s a scam. Thousands of taxpayers have messages...

Expats Going Dutch Will Lose Generous Tax Break

Expats in The Netherlands will lose a valuable tax break from the start of 2019. The Dutch government has allowed expats to take 30% of...

Love Conquers Most Things, But Not Tax

Testing tax residence is all about testing ties and connections - and the first one expats should look at is if they have a...

Treasury Seeks Views On SEIS Investment Reboot

The Treasury wants to reboot the flagship Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) for start-ups by focusing on knowledge intensive firms. An investment review has shown...

Taxpayers Rack Up £7.5m In Fines For Missing Deadline

Filing a tax return late is expensive - as the 745,000 taxpayers who missed the self-assessment deadline at midnight on January 31 are about...

Time Running Out For Offshore Tax Dodgers

Taxpayers with cash, property and investments overseas are approaching their last chance to bring their tax affairs up to date. Any taxpayer who has failed...

No More Gulf Taxes On The Way For Expats

Expat fears that more tax changes were on the way in Gulf countries are likely to be unfounded, according to experts. For the first time,...

Filing Tax Returns Costs The Nation 26m Hours

Christmas Day last year was rather taxing for 300 people who filed their self-assessment returns online – but with filing a tax return taking...

Expats Can Switch On To Online Tax Help

The tax man has released a host of videos and online help for expats filing a self-assessment return by January 31. With the countdown in...

UK Budget Autumn 2017 – Key Points

Here’s a digest of the main measures from Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s 62-minute Autumn Budget 2017. Record numbers in work Rising employment has seen 32 million people...

UK Budget Autumn 2017 – Tax And Pensions

Chancellor Phillip Hammond found his hands tied when seeking to fund the traditional Budget giveaway to taxpayers. Throughout his 62-minute speech he referred to making...

HMRC Intimidates Taxpayers Into Paying Up

Threatening to take taxpayers to court if they dispute HM Revenue & Customs rulings has helped boost the self-assessment tax take by £1.4 billion. Extra...

Pension Savers Who Have To Pay For Taxman’s Mistakes

The taxman makes a lot of mistakes, and the strange thing is you will be chased if you owe money but not as much...

HMRC Launches New Simple Digital Tax Filing For Expats

Hundreds of expats can expect to receive a letter from HM Revenue and Customs telling them that they have been switched to a new...

Don’t Forget To Spend Your Retirement Cash In The Right Order

Money is complicated once you reach retirement because spending the wrong savings first could make you worse off by sparking a tax bill. Although 25%...

Don’t Run Up A Bill If You’ve Missed The July Tax...

Watch out if you are an expat with earnings or rents in the UK – an important tax deadline has just passed that could...

Digital Tax Delay For Buy To Let Expats

Expats landlords renting out homes in the UK have won a reprieve under the tax man's making tax digital initiative. HM Revenue & Customs has...

Claiming Pension Tax Relief As An Expat

Expats can claim pension tax relief as long as they are still resident in the UK. Residence is a matter of fact rather than choice...