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Can anyone help me with a query about our UK tax return (due in just a few days!!). I am currently filling in my UK tax return for 2009/10 but am stuck at the foreign income section and am a little confused.

We moved here to CH in December 2009, we recieved a lump sum from my husbands company to cover removal costs. As we had not managed to set up a Swiss bank account at that time the whole payment was made into our UK bank account. My husband has since paid swiss tax on this lump sum payment however.....as it was 'remitted' back to the UK I imagine we will need to declare it. How does the Double taxation agreement work? Will we end up paying UK tax on this lump sum also?

Any help would be very much appreciated, I am struggling to understand how the DTA works!

Sorry.....I said "my" tax return.....I actually meant "our" tax returns as it is my husbands we are struggling with!

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Hi,
Can anyone help me with a query about our UK tax return (due in just a few days!!). I am currently filling in my UK tax return for 2009/10 but am stuck at the foreign income section and am a little confused.

We moved here to CH in December 2009, we recieved a lump sum from my husbands company to cover removal costs. As we had not managed to set up a Swiss bank account at that time the whole payment was made into our UK bank account. My husband has since paid swiss tax on this lump sum payment however.....as it was 'remitted' back to the UK I imagine we will need to declare it. How does the Double taxation agreement work? Will we end up paying UK tax on this lump sum also?

Any help would be very much appreciated, I am struggling to understand how the DTA works!

Sorry.....I said "my" tax return.....I actually meant "our" tax returns as it is my husbands we are struggling with!
Declare it.
Declare all tax paid.

Any tax owed will be billed.
Any tax owing will be repaid.

Online submission will calculate this automatically.
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Re: UK Tax Return - help please?

Hi there - guess it's done by now but if not I just wanted to recommend that you try to phone a helpline as it isn't always quite as simple as being honest and it will all be alright - a lot of the reliefs you are entitled to are only applied if you tick the right boxes (they didn't give me my personal allowance one year because I forgot to tick the box saying I wanted it, even though I've always had it since I came here and am a UK citizen).
If you are claiming split year treatment, the treatment may depend on whether the payment was made before or after the year was split - but do call for advice because there could be a DTA box or extra form somewhere where just an extra tick could save you money. If there's no time now - write a comment in the box explicitly stating that whatever double taxation reliefs are available you would like them applied - it might help if you find out later that there was an extra box to tick somewhere and want to have an adjustment made. Sorry that's not more helpful - I struggle to be sure I've found all the right boxes sometimes - and I am a qualified UK accountant!
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