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Does Canada respect the tax-free status of National Savings certificates for residents who left the UK?

I know Canada and the UK have a tax treaty that is designed to prevent double-taxation. But I don't know if it extends to honouring the tax-free status of government-issued savings certificates. ...
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Implications of brexit for UK-EU personal purchases and sales

Until December 2020, I was happily in a customs union with a lot of other countries. If I needed to buy a hard disk for my computer, it was often cheaper (including shipping) or more likely available ...
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Tax treatment of dividends paid on short positions

If a retail investor holds a short position when the stock goes ex-div, they must therefore pay a dividend to the buyer of the short. What is the tax treatment for this dividend payment the investor ...
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How do I calculate Private Residence Relief for a house I've sold where there was a loss, not a gain?

This question is likely specific to UK rules. I've sold a flat which I lived in for part of the time I owned it. I'm trying to fill out the Inland Revenue's 'report my Capital Gains Tax' form. I've ...
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Using an estate agent's solicitor

I know using a mortgage advisor connected with an estate agent is a bad thing to do. It reveals to them how much money you have and means you risk paying more. However, I've now reached a state where ...
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Euro rental income earned in Spain but can it be paid in Sterling in UK

I am a UK national with a property in Spain. The tenants of this property currently pay the monthly rental in Euros to my Spanish bank account but have asked if they can change this arrangement and ...
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UK-US stock transfers

I live in the United States and work for a local office of a UK company (traded on the London Stock Exchange). My employer has an ESPP administered by a company called "Equiniti". I wish ...
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Renting out property - individual Vs company

I live in England and have a flat in Scotland that I now want to rent out. I am a higher rates tax payer. What is my best option for maximising the money I keep after tax from this rental property? ...
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Income tax rules when spouses are tax residents for different countries (specifically France and UK)

I know tax laws are country specific and in case of spouses living in two separate countries they may depend on the specific countries due to tax treaties so my question cannot be asked in all ...
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How long must I wait after buying a property to rent it out?

I bought a place as a first time buyer without mortgage. Consequently I paid a 3% stamp duty. Due to certain circumstances, I will have to rent it out. I would like to know how long before I could ...
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Contractors IR 35 tax burden: is it less than people thought?

With the introduction of the new IR35 legislation in UK, many contractors caught inside IR35 are going to pay more taxes. The most popular tool for the calculation of the tax burden among ...
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Having worked overseas and accrued a pension, can I transfer it to my country of origin?

As a Brit who worked in South Africa for a few years and accrued a pension, now I've returned is it possible to transfer said pension tax-free to a UK pension provider (SIPP or otherwise)?
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Capital Gains Taxes for multi-year vest RSUs UK

Assume that you work for a company in the UK that grants you a number of RSUs to vest in a multi-year schedule (as per usual), for example, a vest event every 6 months for 2 years. The RSUs are valued ...
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As someone living outside of the UK, how do I get started with investment in the UK?

I am young Brit, beginning my career as a scientist in Germany. Over the last few years I have accrued a sum which I wish to invest as long term savings, however the life of a scientist is one of ...
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How does HMRC collect underpaid tax

In 2022/23 tax year, I was working for a UK employer and had a base salary around 100k GBP. My tax code was 1071T, which apparently means that I had a tax free allowance of 10710 per year (according ...
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UK taxes on rental income from abroad (Italy)

I have a property in Italy that is currently rented. I'm paying 10% in taxes as rent is at a rate agreed with the local council. According to the UK/Italy double taxation convention, it seems to me ...
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Trust Question with IHT (UK)

This is a fictional scenario but I'm trying to get my head around it. Say if we had the following. James had a discretionary trust with £600,000 in cash and shares on March 2011. James agreed to pay ...
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Are there any legal risks/implications of this indirect gold purchasing process

Setup: My wife and I live in UK. My In-Laws are UK expats currently living in Switzerland. They are investing some of their savings into Gold Bullion. (not interested in any assessment of that ...
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Stamp duty on UK share purchases made by non-UK residents

I am a UK ex-pat living in the EU and have recently bought shares in two different UK companies using an EU-based broker. Following the transactions I was surprised to find that there was no stamp ...
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Why do some ETFs trade in both GBP and USD on the London Stock Exchange?

I noticed that some ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange trade in both GBP and USD. For example: iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (factsheet) (GBP: IWRD; USD: IDWR) Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ...
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protected tax-free cash UK Pensions

I have an old pension (with Profits). I was advised to take it out as soon as I could by my Financial Advisor. Having turned 55 I am now in the process of taking it out. When I was 50 I asked for a ...
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Can I reduce the capital gain on which I have to pay taxes if the previous year I had big losses?

Suppose this year I have a capital gain of 200 thousand pounds, but last year I had a loss of 50 thousand pounds... this year can I pay taxes only on 150 thousand pounds of capital gain? And what if ...
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Santander scrip dividend shares - how to calculate base cost for UK capital gains tax

I own various Spanish shares and often receive scrip or stock dividends in lieu of cash. When I come to sell how do I work out the base cost of the shares for UK capital gains tax purposes? I know it ...
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Is personal allowance used up by being paid in America?

I have just started a limited company in the uk and I’ve been contracting my services since jan 1st 2021. Previously I was being paid by an American company. All tax etc. was done in America and I was ...
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Swiss citizen work from abroad for UK company - tax queries

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I already spent around five months working from home during the first ...
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UK - What difference would having a "paying guest" lodging in your house make to your home insurance?

I am currently in the process of buying my first house, and had thought about potentially letting out the spare room to a lodger some time in the future. Having just paid for a home insurance policy, ...
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US Tax treatment of dividends from single member consulting firm, a UK Private Limited Company

US citizen in UK has a salary from one firm which includes National Insurance withholding, and also owns a UK Private Limited Company to which client payments are made for his consulting work. UK tax ...
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Have changes to mortgage standard variable rates ever diverged much from changes to base rate?

Historically, although SVRs tend to be a few percent above base rate, has any lender's SVR ever made a drastic change that wasn't caused by a change in base rate? This is in the context of risk of ...
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Understanding UK split years and double taxation agreements

From Residence, Domicile and Remittance Basis Manual 12010: If during a year the individual starts to live or work abroad, or comes from abroad to live or work in the UK, the tax year will be split ...
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When do UK creditors pursue a debt after the debtor has died?

According to StepChange, creditors don't normally pursue a debt of someone who died if there isn't a large estate: Most unsecured creditors will normally write off a debt (like a personal loan or ...
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Tax on crypto earned as income but sold later

Suppose I do some work as a freelancer in exchange for Ether tokens, but I do not sell them right away. I hold them for a while, but eventually dispose of them within the same UK tax year. Do I have ...
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In general, does "the market" prefer or dislike bottom-floor apartments/flats?

I can see both many pros and many cons of living in a bottom-floor apartment, as opposed to one on any other level/floor. I'm undecided myself, actually. However, I'm asking about what the general ...
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UK student loan default payment for living abroad is lower than how much I should pay based on earning. Can I just pay the default?

I'd like to preface this by saying that if I am legally required to pay the higher amount, then of course I will. But as any human (presumably), I would prefer to pay less. I am also on Plan 1 for ...
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Life insurance documents sent to wrong e-mail address. What are my options?

Some time ago I applied for life insurance online, and to my utmost incredulity (it never happened since I started using the Internet) apparently I misspelled my own e-mail address. A host of ...
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Removal Company Behavior - Is it a scam?

I have just relocated from the Uk to France, and I have agreed with company A to make the removal of all the items in my house for around 5,000 £ (a good price, but not too good to be true in my ...
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Are US HSAs taxable in the UK?

I'm working temporarily in the US, but I'm from the UK. I have a Health Savings Account (HSA), which works similarly to a retirement account (penalties for withdrawals before 65, free thereafter; tax-...
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I want to be a landlord for a family member. How do I structure my mortgage?

My father-in-law is wanting to live the remainder of his life in a nice bungalow near our family. I've agreed, in principle, to be his landlord. Let us work with the following numbers: House price ...
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Capital Gains Tax and Main Residence

If I changed my main residence 4 years ago, but did not inform HMRC, then can i register for the dates i actually changed my main residence when i sell my older property, in order to avoid paying more ...
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Motley Fool US v UK?

Does anyone know the relationship between the Motley Fool US and the Motley Fool UK? A few years ago, fool.co.uk was a lively web site with very active forums. Then it changed into something that ...
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How to report contributions to UK pension (USS) on US taxes?

I am a United States citizen living and working in the United Kingdom. I am enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension plan. Do contributions to this plan need to be reported on my ...
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Working remotely in Portugal for a UK based company

I am new to contracting and would like some advice. My situation is: I am a UK citizen and my home is in the UK. I am working in London for a UK based company. I currently work full time as a ...
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UK taxes on US investments with UK resident wife and US resident husband

If my wife moves to the UK for 9 months in the same calendar year and becomes UK tax resident is she liable for our USA worldwide investment income by HMRC? She does not work, I work in USA. We both ...
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What is the most cost efficient way to invest in overseas stocks as a UK citizen?

I wish to invest in multiple US-based mutual funds and companies. I already have an account with Charles Stanley Direct for my UK-based funds and was disappointed to see that I couldn't use their ...
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Transfer of stocks and shares ISA as a Non-UK resident

I am a UK/German citizen currently living in Germany. When I left the UK for Germany I kept my stocks and shares ISA in case I should ever return to the UK. Whilst I know that I cannot add funds to ...
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Australian freelancing in UK

I am an Australian citizen and resident for tax purposes, but I have recently moved to the UK and planning on staying here for around 6 months. I have a valid working visa. I have picked up some ...
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US/Irish Citizen Working for a US company while living in UK--Worth it?

First off, i'm sorry if this has already been asked. I've made the decision to move to London with a friend and I need some guidance. I've been interviewing with a few really good companies in London ...
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Moving between countries at the middle of Tax year to reduce progressive tax impact?

Soon I will be relocating from US (H1B visa) to UK. I am not a citizen of these two countries. Since both of these two countries have progressive tax system I have come to conclusion that it would be ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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Indian Taxation policy on UK (foreign) income

I am looking for some advice. My wife and I have a joint NRO account in India. Here in the UK, I am a higher rate tax payer (40%). We sold a house in 2012 and although that required tax in India, it ...
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What is the economically rational way to fund leasehold property management?

I am trying to find a company to manage the block of flats (apartment building) I live in. What is the economically rational way to pay for property management services, According to traditional ...
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