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The inception of self assessment for individuals and partnerships has brought increased burdens on all taxpayers, as it is now your legal obligation to meet the deadlines imposed by the legislation and avoid unnecessary fines and interest charges.

We are highly experienced professionals in this field and we can help you to meet all of your tax obligations whether, you are a private client, a sole trader, a partnership or a company director. Our range of services includes:

  • Preparing personal, partnership and trust returns, together with tax computations and corresponding with HMRC and dealing with any enquiries under self assessment legislation
  • Tax-efficient remuneration planning
  • Planning advice on disposal of chargeable assets to maximise taper relief and utilisation of roll over and hold over reliefs
  • Planning advice in respect of tax savings schemes, e.g. Enterprise Investment schemes etc
  • Pension planning
  • Inheritance tax advice
  • Advising sole traders and partnerships on their business structures and planning incorporation if it is tax advantageous
  • Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax.

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I’m a non-resident landlord. Do I have to file a tax return in the UK?

If you have lived abroad for six or months or more in a year, you are classed as a “non-resident landlord”, and the income you receive from renting out your home whilst abroad is taxable in the UK.

This needs to be declared to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), but you do not necessarily need to file a tax return.

Non-resident landlords can choose to be taxed in one of two ways:

  • Through self-assessment (SA). SA tax returns must be filed by the 31 January deadline if you do it online, or by 31 October if you choose to do it by paper. If you haven’t registered for SA, you must do so by 5 October.
  • At source, deducted by your letting agent or tenant.

If you choose to get your rent in full and pay tax via SA, you’ll need to fill in a form NRL1i, found here. If previous tax returns are outstanding, or if tax is owed, your application may not get approved.

Even if you are a non-resident landlord, your £11,500 personal tax allowance still applies.

You might also need to pay Capital Gains Tax if you make a gain when you sell residential property in the UK.

Link: Tax on your UK income if you live abroad

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