Returning to the UK After Living Abroad: What You Need to Know

Returning to the UK After Living Abroad: What You Need to Know Are you a UK expat thinking of moving back home? You’re not alone – in fact, you’re in good company, as it’s been reported that almost 9 in 10 expats can feel isolated while living abroad (AXA Global Healthcare). Returning home can prove […]

So, you’ve received a UK tax enquiry letter ….

Hello all,  Welcome back to our regular tax blog. I could write a book on this next subject of HMRC enquiries, and I was once even called “Mr Tax Enquiry” based on the number of enquiries I had worked on. I can write out the full details of the process but that does not make […]

NHS Healthcare for Expats: A Great Guide

Are you an expat planning to visit or reside in the UK? It’s essential to understand how to access healthcare during your stay. The NHS provides free services to residents, but the rules and entitlements may vary depending on your circumstances. In this article, we’ll explore how you can access healthcare in the UK as […]

Breaking UK tax residence and what to do when HMRC are slow

Hi everyone! This blog should get people chattering.  It tells you how one of my clients failed to break UK residence last minute because of lack of planning.  Even more interesting than that however are my tips and life hacks for managing HMRC.  There are two topics covered in this feature, firstly the recent cases […]

Expatriates – Australian pensions and US army pensions

US Army pension – UK tax  You are an American who loves all things British, especially afternoon tea and UK history.  You therefore decide to retire permanently to the UK.  And you choose London because your brother lives nearby. Now, it is UK tax return season for all tax accountants, of course, and we encounter […]

Scrapping non-domicile tax status ?

Scrapping non-domicile tax status

The UK political scene 2023 Some of you will know that the UK currently has a Conservative Government in place led by Rishi Sunak.  That government is under threat of being unseated the Labour Opposition party.   The next General Election is scheduled for 2024 and the polls suggest that Labour can win under their […]

Tax on Americans in the UK – hot topics in 2023

If you are an American expatriate living in London, what issues might you face in 2023?   You may struggle to find Reese’s Pieces in the shops, and you may not be able to understand the Scottish or Liverpool accents.   Hopefully, these are just minor inconveniences. When do I file my tax return? This […]

What does an expatriate tax advisor do ?

We all think we know the answer ….  We often assume “ an expatriate tax advisor is just an accountant who prepares tax returns (UK, US, you name it) once a year.  For the remainder of the year, he/she creates tax return questionnaires…. end of discussion ”… Well, there is far more to it than […]

COVID and TAX – expatriate stories

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Covid’s impact on UK tax My stories today focus on expatriate tax as opposed to vaccines for example or new viruses.   In other words, most expatriates have suffered many different Covid inconveniences, but today’s spotlight will be on tax.   There is very good news at the end, if you want to skip. I am an […]