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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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Tax question - Inheritance from UK living in USA

I am a Green Card resident in Nebraska USA, and I am a UK citizen. Is it correct that I need to report to the USA Government if I inherit more than $10,000 from my father’s Will (he too was a UK ...
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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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State pension from UK when a moving back to Spain after working only 10y in UK

I am a Spanish citizen who has been living in UK for the past 7 years. During this period I have always worked here and I haven't received any income from Spain. I have also regularly contributed to ...
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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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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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Capital gains tax and HMRC. What is the definition of a lodger and is there a difference between a friend staying a few months and a lodger?

I have two friends living with me and they only pay bills (no rent) and I wondering if I would be liable for CGT on the period they live there? I don't take any rent from them at all and they are ...
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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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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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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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Bank transfer to fake or fraudulent recipient

I have made a bank transfer from my UK account to another UK account but then I have realised that the recipient's name was fake and I got scammed. I requested my bank and the recipient's bank the ...
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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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Cannot Find Mortgage Adviser on FCA Registry

My partner and I are currently on the market looking for our first home to buy. When contacting a estate agent for a potential house they referred me to a Mortgage adviser. When searching for details ...
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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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US Citizen married to EU citizen, working for UK company and remotely for US company - Taxes?

A bit confusing to word the question, but I am a US citizen with a 5-year visa allowing me to work and live in the UK full-time (family member visa - wife is EU citizen). I work remotely as an ...
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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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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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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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UK taxation for options and futures trading

I live in UK and I see that there are 2 taxes when trading: CGT to be paid on capital gain and is 18% or 28% depending if you are basic tax payer or not income tax on any interest or dividend ...
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Tax relief on UK salary income

I am tax-resident in the USA and non-resident in the UK. I receive income from my former UK employer (in the form of stocks vesting in the UK) on which I pay UK income tax. Is this type of income ...
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Is there an accepted standard for how US tax system treat UK ISAs for expats?

For US citizens living in the UK, the US tax system treats UK pension contribution and withdrawals pretty much like the UK does. Tax-free contributions, taxes due on withdrawals. Just like a ...
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What kind of inventory accounting does the UK use?

I'm in a bit of a pickle with regards to my tax residency. I am not sure whether I should pay my Capital Gains tax in the UK or Romania for the 2019 tax year. I made a lot of transactions last year, ...
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Do money transfer companies have a LEGITIMATE need for a passport copy

Money transfer service Azimo asks for a copy of my passport. I sent it, after having written 'copy' on it, for security reasons. My transfer then was rejected, because 'We weren’t able to verify your ...
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How does dual residency apply to Capital Gains Tax?

Note: I know this is a highly specific question, but I'm posting it here because I already talked to two professional tax advisers and they did NOT know the answer. I was born in Romania and lived ...
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How should stablecoins be treated in UK tax reports?

Stablecoins are digital tokens that stay pegged to the value of fiat currencies like USD or GBP. Two examples of stablecoins are DAI and USDC, which are both redeemable for $1 on various exchanges. ...
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Does the UK self-employment allowance of £1,000 add up to the Personal Allowance?

I read these pages on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself And I understand that there are two types of income allowances: The Personal Allowance, ...
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Shared rent - home office expenses in partnership

I rent a 2 bed flat with my girlfriend (3 rooms inc combined living room and kitchen). The total rent is £1581. My girlfriend pays £650 and I pay £931 rent. The second bedroom I use exclusively as a ...
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Landlord/Property managers broke contract (I think) but I never did anything about it due to hassle involved, what are my options now?

So, about a year ago some people came in and changed the Electric and Gas meters to Pay as you go meters because the landlord hadn't paid the bills. Since my contract was an all-inclusive contract ...
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Transfer UK pension to AU super fund

Is it possible to transfer a UK pension fund over to an Australian Super fund? I am a NZ citizen currently working in the UK. I will most likely move back to Australia in a year or two, where I ...
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Applicabilty of COBS to PRIIPs

Under FSMA 2000 and the subsequent amendments, the FCA is empowered in the UK to develop rules and guidance for authorised firms to adhere to. These are generally captured in the FCA Handbook, itself ...
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How exactly does AER work?

I am planning on opening a savings account and will be putting a fraction of my monthly salary into it, around £1000 each month. To calculate the interest generated, as the total in the account ...
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UK Capital Gains Tax on Property - Deductible costs

Over 16 years ago my mother gifted me £40k from the sale of her home that I agreed to use towards buying a flat in my name for her to live in. There was a proviso to the gift that I was to give my ...
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Tax on Canadian investments for a Canadian expat in UK

I have never studied accounting before looking for some guidance on my issue. I have investments in Canada that I have to file tax returns for capital gains and dividend income. However my primary ...
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Arrange custody for CREST-qualified London Stock Exchange shares

I own some shares in a non publicly traded investment company / mutual fund and I am told that the company is going to seek listing in the London Stock Exchange and have its shares become "CREST-...
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As a UK LTD Company should my allowable expense claims be inclusive of VAT

I'm starting a LTD company in the UK and have a question surrounding the way that allowable expenses are claimed. I understand that this question has probably been asked numerous times but no matter ...
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Would there be tax due on an inheritance received from a U.S. citizen that lived in the U.K.?

My mother passed away in August. She was a US citizen living in UK for 40+ years. Do my brother and I have to pay tax to bring the cash into the US? No tax had to be paid in UK. Not a big ...
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Capital Gains Tax allowance sharing for married couples

A husband owns a flat (mortgaged). He is selling it after marrying earlier in the year. Some capital gains tax will be payable as he no longer lives there - the couple moved into a larger place ...