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fishmarket



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: UK Income tax Reply with quote

A colleague from the UK provided details to the UK Inland Revenue of his intention to work in Kuwait. Unsurprisingly they intend to tax him on his Kuwait earnings for the current tax year.

What expenses can he claim for to reduce his tax bill?
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PC Parrot



Joined: 11 Dec 2009
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Location: Moral Police Station

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the expenses necessary for him to be there to do his job?

Internet
Telephone
Electric
Petrol
Food
...
...
Anti-depressants
Funny-Farm fees
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rowntree



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats just silly- why the hell did he tell them where he was going.....couldn't he have said he was having break?
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fishmarket



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: True Reply with quote

Indeed!

We are now having to make the best of it!
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK tax domicile is a peculiar thing. Nevertheless if your friend is intending to leave the UK for more than one tax year he shouldn't be paying anything to the UK taxman, unless he gets paid in pounds by a UK employer.
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fishmarket



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understood that tax is payabe if you are a UK resident for more than 90 days in a tax year.

My colleague was in the UK from April to August - well over 90 days.

If I am wrong it woud be good to know.....
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need to do some googling.

The point is that if you leave the UK on a permanent basis you are no longer domiciled there. So if your friend stays out of the UK for the forthcoming tax year, he shouldn't owe tax on his foreign income for this one.
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