Posted by Nick Day on 26 Sep 2014

Non-Residents and Non-Doms UK Tax Returns

The deadline for filing 2013/14 UK Tax Returns is 31 January 2015, but there are good reasons for not leaving matters to the last minute, especially if you are an “expat”.

Expat individuals such as non-residents and those that are non-domiciled have complex Tax Return affairs that could involve gathering information in a number of varying areas, such as tracking dates of private/business international travel, monitoring housing/utility costs, and analysing remittances of income/gain to the UK, to name but a few.

US Citizens and US Resident Taxpayers

For US citizens and US resident taxpayers, for US foreign tax credit purposes, it can make very good sense to ensure the 2013/14 UK Tax Return is prepared early so that the UK tax liability can be calculated and paid by 31 December 2014 rather than the official payment date of 31 January 2015.

Much of the sensible tax planning that is possible to enable expats to minimise their UK tax liabilities should be undertaken before/on becoming UK tax resident so we would always urge individuals to take professional advice in good time to take advantage of the various tax planning measures available to non-residents and non-doms. Some of the planning measures for expats arriving in the UK are summarised here:

Top 10 Expat Tax Tips Individuals Moving to the UK

The team here at Tax Innovations have previously worked for the large accountancy firms for many years and have wide experience of advising expats. We can prepare Tax Returns with a superior level of personal service but also at far more competitive fee rates than the big firms. However, please note that our team becomes busier as the 31 January filing deadline approaches so the best way to ensure you comply with your Tax Return obligations and keep your fee costs down is to contact us well in advance this deadline.

Please find attached below other previous articles that should be of interest to expat individuals:

Remittance Basis UK Tax Return Filing For Non Doms

UK Tax Focus on Non Resident Landlords

Expat UK Tax Returns Advice

If you would like any advice regarding the above article or would simply like to discuss other ways in which we could help you or your business, please contact us on 01962 856 990 or


See also…

HMRC Guidance Wrong on Directors Tax Returns

Annual Returns

Expats, Non-Doms and US Citizens UK Tax Returns

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