Overseas individuals

At Goodman Jones we have a great deal of experience in dealing with people coming to the UK from all over the world.  Our tax specialists can guide you through the UK tax legislation and provide support including:

  • Pre arrival reviews and planning
  • Registration with and dealing with the UK tax authorities on your behalf
  • Tax return completion
  • Advising on employment contracts and remuneration structuring
  • Advising on offshore tax structures
  • Remittance advice
  • Estate planning

Your UK tax liability will depend on your residence and domicile status. If you are not UK domiciled you can choose whether you are taxed on an arising or remittance basis. Making the right choice is not easy and will depend on a number of factors but could make a significant difference to the overall amount of tax you pay.

There are a number of generous tax breaks for individuals coming to live and work in the UK. A pre-arrival review of your affairs can help us to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the available tax reliefs and allowances. For example getting the right terms to your employment contract could make the difference between receiving all of your travel and accommodation expenses paid to you tax free or having to pay tax on these costs.

In some instances it may be necessary to take action before you come to the UK to avoid unexpectedly bringing your global wealth within the UK tax net. By talking to us first we can make sure that your UK tax position is optimised to fit your particular circumstances.


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