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UK Inheritance Tax

Long Term UK Expats May Face Huge UK Tax Charges

UK expats who have lived abroad for many years often remain UK-domiciled and therefore liable to UK Inheritance Tax (IHT). The rate of this tax might be considered penal. It is currently 40% on the total value of the estate of a deceased after the exemptions. It is an additional tax payable on capital accumulated...

Move From The UK To Dubai

What UK Tax Will You Pay If You Move From The UK To Dubai?

More than 120,000 expat Brits are reported to live in Dubai, the UAE’s second-largest emirate (Abu Dhabi is the biggest). Many are attracted by Dubai’s sunny climate, as well as its family-centred, clean and safe environment (serious crime is almost non-existent). Article written by GoSimpleTax The beaches are beautiful, and while its traditional Arabic heritage...

American expatriates

Survey Reveals a Complex and Evolving Landscape for American Expatriates

The latest survey results from Greenback Expat Tax Services reveal a complex and evolving landscape for American expatriates, as they face an array of regulatory and financial challenges. Notably, 1 in 5 US expats are contemplating or planning to renounce their US citizenship, and an alarming 42% are not dismissing this drastic measure. This data,...

HMO landlord

Key Tax Facts For Current And Would-Be HMO Landlords

There are reported to be about half a million “HMOs” (ie houses in multiple occupation) in the UK. A rented property is considered an HMO if at least three tenants live in it and they make up more than one household, with shared toilet, bathroom and/or kitchen facilities. Written for Expat Network by GoSimpleTax Typically,...

US Government’s Covid Stimulus initiative

US Expats In Line For Potential Tax Windfall

The US Government’s Covid Stimulus initiative offers a tax silver lining to US Expats and Green Card Holders.  Those with children could receive a double tax windfall in the form of Child Tax Credit.  Tax returns need to be filed by June 15th to take advantage of financial benefits. UK-based US citizens and green card...

UK Landlord

Six 2023/24 Tax Year Changes You Should Know If You’re A UK Landlord

April 6, and that can mean only one thing – the start of the new UK tax year. It’s when most changes to UK tax rules come into force, which can be good or bad news for you and your rental income. It can also be the perfect time to make tax less of a...

Making Tax Digital For Income Tax

Making Tax Digital For Income Tax Delayed: So, What Should You Do?

In December 2022, the government announced its decision to delay introducing Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) for two more years until April 2026.  What should you do? Article written for Expat Network by GoSimpleTax The government says it has done so because it...

UK Self Assessment

Less Than 30 Days To File Your UK Self Assessment Tax Return!

Ideally, you would have completed and filed your 2021/22 UK Self Assessment tax return long before now. You’re probably wishing you had.  But January is here and for whatever reason, you didn’t get around to it. Life’s very busy for sole traders, but don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Each year, about four...

How U.K. Expats Deal With Back Taxes In The US

How U.K. Expats Deal With Back Taxes In The US?

U.K. expats living in the U.S. must deal with the same tax obligations as any American citizen, regardless of whether they reside in the country permanently or temporarily. The IRS taxes U.S.-source income for all taxpayers who have established a “tax residence” in the United States and requires that expats file a tax return...

Taxation For US Digital Nomads

A Comprehensive Guide To Taxation For US Digital Nomads

As a digital nomad, where you pay taxes depends on your country of residence. According to United States laws, if you are an American citizen, you are still responsible for paying your self-employment tax on your income, no matter where you live. The US is one of the few countries in the world that...

Making Tax Digital

How Will Making Tax Digital Affect Non-UK Residents And Non-Doms?

The next stage in the rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be MTD for Income Tax, which will be introduced in 2026. This will transform the way that self-employed people and landlords pay their taxes in the future.  How should you report foreign sources of income, and how are you affected if you’re...

Small Business Taxes in America

7 Things You Should Know About Small Business Taxes in America

Making key financial decisions for your business is hard enough as it is, but money matters become increasingly complex when you start throwing in tax terminology and filing practices. But if you’re setting up an online business, it’s a good idea to speak to a professional accountant before submitting your small business taxes in...