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Taxes for Americans Moving to UK

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1pendejo
6/19/2018 12:27 EST

Does anyone have any information what the taxes an American is exposed to picking up residency in the UK? I imagine the US continues to tax you based on your citizenship, and that you can offset this against the taxes the UK charges too.
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PattyO88
1/20/2019 07:49 EST

The UK tax year runs from 6th April to the 5th April the following year and anybody earning an income in the UK during the tax year will be liable to UK income tax. If this is not paid automatically through a PAYE (pay as you earn) scheme, you are a director of a company or your income is over £100,000, you will be required to file a Self Assessment Tax Return. Your “Self Assessment” will determine what tax is owed, and must be filed and paid by 31st January of the following year.

If you are an American living in the UK, you are considered a UK non-dom and the first thing that needs to be established is whether you are a tax resident of the UK.

Introduced in April 2013, the Statutory Residence Test is a series of questions which ultimately determines your UK tax residence status.

If you are considered a tax resident of the UK, you will be liable to pay tax on your worldwide earnings to the UK government.

If you are not considered a tax resident of the UK, you will only be liable for any income arising from work or investments in the UK (for example, a UK based salary or rental income).

Under the remittance basis of taxation for non-doms, it is currently possible to pay to maintain a special tax status in the UK where you can technically be a tax resident in the UK, but only owe tax on income earned in the UK or income earned abroad which is remitted into the UK.

This is a very brief very simplified overview of the tax requirements of non-doms living in the UK. For more detailed information, please read our detailed guide to the non-dom tax requirements of residents in the UK.

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ponymalta
5/10/2019 14:48 EST

an american making under 100k is not taxed in usa if resident in uk as a general rule,

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