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Old 22.01.2012, 12:23
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

FYI, I have also filed online for the past 2 years, declaring rental income and stock units that are still being apportioned for UK tax. I use a 'correspondence address in the UK' for the filing and the online forms have my Swiss address somewhere on them. I think this was setup when I sent in a P85 to declare that I was leaving the UK.

This year my refund was paid in a week or so. Last year, the submission was randomly selected for 'checking', but no-one contacted me and it was paid a month later.

Though I noticed the 'I am a UK resident' on the declaration, I will file online until they tell me otherwise...
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Old 31.01.2012, 21:28
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

i used taxcalc as recommended and i have to say, it was excellent. it was only 24.99 and made it very simple.



all done for another year
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Old 05.12.2012, 12:14
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

do you buy this software every year, or is it a one-off purchase and it gets updated each year for free?
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Old 05.12.2012, 12:53
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

You have to buy the software each year but I do agree with those above who have said that it is very straightforward to use.
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Old 05.12.2012, 13:11
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

I've been using TaxCalc since moving here in 2008. £25 a year for the software, but very simple to use and it rolls forward all the data each year into your new return. The only disadvantage for me is that it doesn't work on Mac, so I will have to fire up a rather flaky Windows laptop for the first time since last year's tax return...

Which reminds me I really must do my 2011/12 return this weekend...
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Old 05.12.2012, 13:18
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I've been using TaxCalc since moving here in 2008. £25 a year for the software, but very simple to use and it rolls forward all the data each year into your new return. The only disadvantage for me is that it doesn't work on Mac, so I will have to fire up a rather flaky Windows laptop for the first time since last year's tax return...

Which reminds me I really must do my 2011/12 return this weekend...
doesn't work on linux either. would have to run a virtual machine.

maybe easier to stick to paper forms...
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I've been using TaxCalc since moving here in 2008. £25 a year for the software, but very simple to use and it rolls forward all the data each year into your new return. The only disadvantage for me is that it doesn't work on Mac, so I will have to fire up a rather flaky Windows laptop for the first time since last year's tax return...

Which reminds me I really must do my 2011/12 return this weekend...
hello, I'd like to dig up this old thread with the following question: if you use Taxcalc can you still fill in "on line" ? i.e. does it transmit to HMRC so you are under the jan 31st deadline for the 12-13 tax return, or does it end up with the paper only so you will be passed the paper deadline by now ? As HMRC website only says "not to be used if your not tax resident in the UK" once you start the online process having gotten your logon codes (HMRC idiots) I now find myself in this unfortunate situation. im happy to lay out 25 notes for taxcalc if it avoids a pathetically unfair hmrc fine.

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Old 18.12.2013, 12:18
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hello, I'd like to dig up this old thread with the following question: if you use Taxcalc can you still fill in "on line" ? i.e. does it transmit to HMRC so you are under the jan 31st deadline for the 12-13 tax return, or does it end up with the paper only so you will be passed the paper deadline by now ? As HMRC website only says "not to be used if your not tax resident in the UK" once you start the online process having gotten your logon codes (HMRC idiots) I now find myself in this unfortunate situation. im happy to lay out 25 notes for taxcalc if it avoids a pathetically unfair hmrc fine.

thanks

Mike
With TaxCalc you can submit on-line. You have to fill in your HMRC log-in details and it does it all automatically, and you get the filing confirmation back. (I am just doing mine for 12-13 at the moment using TaxCalc, and did the same the last couple of years).
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

For anyone who still submits a paper UK tax return, remember that next Saturday (31st October) is the filing deadline.

My daughter just asked what tax is, so I ate half her ice-cream.

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For anyone who still submits a paper UK tax return, remember that next Saturday (31st October) is the filing deadline.

My daughter just asked what tax is, so I hate half her ice-cream.
How can you hate half an ice cream. You either love or hate all of it don't you?
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Old 22.10.2016, 17:08
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

Paper tax return deadline time in a few days.

This year, my daughter knows better than to ask.

I like to pay my taxes with a friendly smile.

Although those miserable bastards at HMRC told me its not legal tender.

Yes. I'm here all week. Yes. Good things it's Saturday!
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Old 29.10.2017, 13:54
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

A fool and their money are easily parted.

I wait until tax return time and anyway I have no money.

For the dinosaurs among us (I know who I am) the deadline for your paper tax return is this Tuesday.
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

Iíve been doing my tax return online for the last 6 years with Swiss address in full but using a UK postcode, and I still get all the tax reminders posted to my Swiss address no problem.

However, I do mentioned on the last page of the online form in the additional information that I no longer live in UK, just to cover my back, it havenít received anything from HMRC that I should revert to a dedicated paper copy.

My question is that I only have property rental income in UK that are taxed in UK, so I donít know how filing the paper non-res document would change the tax calculation in any way?

I love the filing online as itís easier, and I am so efficient at filing SA that I can file my SA for 2017/2018 on 6th Apr 2017 but I always complete everything online and only press submit around Dec/Jan time. I know itís sad.
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

As a non-resident you're supposed to file a non-res return but you can choose to be taxed as a non-resident or as if you were resident. Filing as non-resident allows you to claim tax relief on uk income such as savings interest and dividends which are (were) taxed at source. The non-res return (whether you coose to be taxed as non-res or not) also asks you how many days you've spent in the UK etc rather than taking your word for it that you're non-res. I use ftax and it's very similar to filing using the hmrc software. If you move back to the UK with a pot of money and you've never told hmrc that you're non-res then you might have to answer a lot of questions. Then again you might not. Still having a UK address has little to do with it.
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

Hi,

Hope someone can help. I have been in Switzerland since 2014 and completing my tax returns as expected. My girlfriend came with me and she is resident here but does not work (funded by me). She has property in the UK ONLY in here name which she makes a neglible amount of profit on because we have a family member in there (approx £4000 per annum revenue) and she has been completing a UK tax return each year. My question is, as she is resident here but does not work but has this small amount of profit from property in the UK, and because of the financial institutions now asking for proof of residency. Is she supposed to complete a tax here in Switzerland or continue in UK and if it is here in Switzerland is she liable for tax on the £4000 per annum (technically her only income)?

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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

Yes, it should be on your tax return (you do a joint one here I assume) and also the theoretical value of the property should be listed in the wealth part of the return as well. She may not have to pay tax on it, but it will depend on what the tax treaties are between the two countries. She may have to file in the UK as a non-resident, but check that with HMRC.

This whole tax exchange info thing is confusing the heck out of me particularly as the UK doesn't have a precise definition of resident.
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

We do not do a joint one as we are not married and I was told by the Gemeinde that I cannot claim her expenses as we are not married (even though I fund her stay).
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Re: Filing UK Tax Return being a non-resident

I will ring HMRC to check.
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Write to them so you have a written record of their advice.
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Ok will do, thanks.
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