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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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How to get an offer on a house accepted?

I really like a house and I am prepared to put in an offer at the asking price. I think this is a good price for this house considering the current value of houses in this area and from my personal ...
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Wiill banks refuse my application for a current account if I don't pay a salary in?

I want to apply for a second current account to put funds into and also for some perks that they have (I don't want any interest due to religious reasons). But my salary will not be going into this ...
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Do I have to declare an income below my Personal Allowance?

I'm in the UK and planning to start a side business. The income from my current job doesn't exceed my tax-free Personal Allowance of £12,500 a year, nor do I currently expect the income from this ...
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Cash ISA restrictions in the UK

I'm trying to understand the restrictions on putting money into cash ISAs in the UK. Currently, the government homepage says "Every tax year you can put money into one of each kind of ISA. The ...
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How to declare taxes as a UK contractor working remotely for a US company

I'm a resident of the United Kingdom, and I work remotely for a US company. I have a contract, and I get paid monthly, but I choose my own hours, usually working about 20 hours a week. I provided a W8-...
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Purchasing a house with parent-in-law's money, temporarily [duplicate]

Say I am about to purchase a £200,000 house (moving house, rather than first-time buyer), and can get a mortgage for the £120,000 difference I need. But, my parents-in-law have offered to loan us the £...
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The best/cheapest way to get money from Moldova to pay bills in UK

I would like to withdraw money from my foreign account outside Europe (Chișinău (Moldova)) and deposit it in a UK bank account, as it has become clear I will be staying in the UK for a longer time ...
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UK Employer Pension - can I transfer *part* to a private pension?

I'm employed by a large UK company (actually an American company, but the subsidiary). I have a (I think relatively standard) employer-provided money purchase pension, which I've been paying into for ...
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Are traditional pensions still optimal in the 21st century? [closed]

I have long had an issue with traditional pensions, I searched around and found some people at least seem to share some similar thoughts. In short, my concerns are: Too restrictive (you can't use the ...
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UK Cash Gift Amount

My grandparents are gifting me £7000 towards the cost of buying my first home. Depending on the price of the house I buy, this will probably go towards the deposit, fees associated with buying a house ...
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UK Capital gains tax

If I invest £100,000 in the stock market, and assume, for the sake of argument, they rise in price 100% in a year. I then sell £24,600 worth in the subsequent year. I haven't used any of my UK capital ...
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Living in France while remote working for a UK company

I'm planning to move to France but I will still be employed by a UK company. According to the HMRC website, my taxes will be payable in the UK but I read on an old forum that the French authorities ...
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Name variation on credit report in the UK, reason for concern?

I have three surnames, so my full legal name is generally written here (HMRC, DVLA, passport, pay slips) as: Forename Surname#1 Surname#2 Surname#3 I pulled my credit report and my current account ...
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How does this Amazon Prime scam work?

It happened to me and to one relative: We both got a phone call that a payment of £79 for Amazon Prime would be taken from our credit card account. We both haven't subscribed to Amazon Prime, and both ...
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India to UK bank transfers

Is a UK passport holder with an Indian bank account in Kolkata, allowed to transfer money to their son's UK bank account as a gift. He is a UK passport holder. Thank you
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Forced closure of retirement fund: Best use of lump sum

I have been working in Australia for several years, with a temporary residence visa. I expect to soon be returning to my home country (UK). At this point, my superannuation account will be closed, ...
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Do I need to get a mortgage when using the Lifetime ISA?

I am using the Lifetime ISA and was wondering if it's possible to use the money to buy a first home without getting a mortgage at all. For example, if I have enough money in the LISA, perhaps together ...
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Getting money transferred from abroad from my parents, would I get taxed?

I'm originally from Japan but living in the UK permanently on spouse visa now. My parents transfer money from Japan to my British bank every now and then like £8000 every year as a gift, does this ...
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IT Contractor Working for UK Client

How does an IT contractor provide consulting services from India to a UK Client? Do we need to open a IT Services Private Limited Company in India or are there other options, also helpful on how much ...
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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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UK first-time home buyer government programs - ISA

I am currently looking for my first house to buy. I looked at https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/help-to-buy-isa/how-does-it-work/, The Help to Buy ISA had been closed to new accounts at midnight on 30 ...
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Consumer Contracts Regulations (2013): Returns and Exemptions

This question is regarding the Consumer Contract Regulations (2013) in UK law. I have chosen to post on here, rather than law.SE, since my question is regarding monetary refunds for items purchased. ...
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Should I buy a nicer house in a worse area for less than I budgeted?

I am a single male in my mid twenties, based in the UK and looking to buy my first home. I see this home as a 'stepping stone' home and intend to live in it for 5-15 years until I get a partner and ...
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Selling an unsettled trade?

Here is my scenario. I purchased shares via my online broker in a placing. I never received a placing document or signed an order, my online broekr signed for me. The Trade date was 17th June ...
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Should I tell my landlord that I am considering not renewing?

My lease is up for renewal in the not so distant future. My landlord recently contacted me to say they want to increase my rent by 2%. Which is not itself much, but the rent was already pretty high. I ...
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Questions on Index fund dividends

I wanted to ask a few questions regarding Index funds and its dividends. The questions are the following: If I decided to invest 10k into an Index fund and contribute monthly around 100-200 and ...
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Refund to Different Payment Card in UK

I'm in the UK. I bought something online from Debenhams, and want to return it -- it is within the return period; no problems there. However, I no longer use the card that it was bought on. Is the ...
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Tax taking out pension exceptional circumstances (UK)

I used to live overseas where I had a private pension pot. Due to covid19 exceptional circumstamnces, the country has allowed to take out 25% which I've just received in my UK bank account. How this ...
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For a risk-averse investor, is it ever justifiable to invest in real estate over an index fund?

Let's say I have a chunk of cash sufficient to cover a 50% down payment on an average house (£600k). Or, buy an inexpensive house outright. Let's also say I must use the money for real estate—I cannot ...
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Starting a side business whilst full time employed

I'm currently employed full-time in a regular job, and pay income tax at the higher rate. I'm looking at setting up a very small side business which may make around £500-£1000 at the moment. I'm ...
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How can I get the best income from letting out a Large Garage in Hertfordshire, England [closed]

I have a large garage space in Hertfordshire, England (13.6 metres long by 4.7 metres wide) with its own drive and entrance. Any ideas how I can maximise income from this by letting it out. I will ...
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Do US delivery companies pay out insurance if the declared value of a package is $0?

I'm in the UK and about 6 months ago I sent some sports cards to a friend of mine in the US to get professionally graded through PSA✝. This took a while due to the pandemic, but PSA has now returned ...
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UK Student Loan Plan 1 overseas repayment

I moved to the states sometime ago and made a mistake in ignoring the fact I had a few thousand left on my UK student loan, I thought I could just log on and pay off the balance in full as soon as I ...
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Report interest to HMRC - less than personal savings allowance

[UK] Do I need to report to HMRC if I earn less than £1,000 (personal savings allowance (PSA) basic rate taxpayer) in interest? I also have CGT of less than £12,000.
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When a company buys property, can it reduce tax to the point of achieving a net gain?

"‘Our main priority is to highlight the large number of empty buildings in London and to try to ensure they don’t go to waste when there are so many homeless people,’ Jed Miller, one of the anarchists ...
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If you want to buy a house but you also think value will drop… is there something you can do to alleviate the risk?

Disclaimer: yours won't be fiscal advice. People involved will consult a professional before doing anything. This is just to gather some preliminary information. Situation: you want to buy a house ...
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Tax implications surrounding self-employment/startup of US citizen in UK

For a US citizen residing in the UK, what are the major considerations and pitfalls to consider before starting a business (online)? Does it matter whether the business would cater almost exclusively ...
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Crypto-cashback debit card tax (UK)

I have a pre-paid VISA card with a 2% cashback paid in cryptocurrency in every purchase. I was wondering how this is taxed?
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I have two citizenships, a different coutry of residence and I'm studying abroad. Where do I pay taxes?

Background I have dual citizenship, Italian and Belgian My permanent residence is in (mainland) Spain I'm studying at a university in the UK (specifically, Scotland) Question I recently started to ...
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If I donate something to charity can I claim tax back based the price in £ I originally paid for it?

Or can I only get back what the charity can sell it for? What if they use it rather than sell it ie donating old furniture to a shelter or an old TV assuming I still have the receipt or even bigger ...
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Supposing the same amount, has a contractor the same cost (6K + VAT) of a employee (6K) for a company?

If you are a employee, supposing a gross salary of 6000 gbp for 12 months, excluding taxes and NI, you could earn monthly about 4200 gbp (according with a tax calculator https://www.moneysavingexpert....
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What fees do CREST Depository Interest (CDI) shareholders have to pay on a regular basis?

In the US, depository banks for ADRs usually charge depository fees to the owners of ADR shares. To collect the fees, the depository bank could reduce the dividend paid to ADR owners. The fees are ...
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US companies' shares traded on London Stock Exchange

I noticed that there are a number of US companies whose shares are traded on London Stock Exchange. Let's take Netflix as an example. In the US, it is traded as NASDAQ:NFLX but in the UK it has ...
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Business banking insurance above FSCS £85,000 [closed]

In the UK, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) provides insurance for bank deposits up to £85,000. Is there an insurance (or financial product) that provides coverage above this ...
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Can share losses from previous tax year offset property capital gain in current tax year

I made a loss in stock market in previous years with the total amount of £40,000. This was declared in my self-assessment. This year, I made capital gain from selling a BTL property and profited £45,...
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Should I opt out of NEST pension scheme as a young worker?

I am working in the UK. It's my first permanent job and I've discovered on my last payslip a line named NEST Pension Scheme. I googled a bit and I have discovered what it is but first, as it seems to ...
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What kind of agreement needed to work as a contractor for UK company from India

If I want to work for UK company as a contractor from India (Remotely Software developer) then Do I need to Make any legal agreement in India or UK?
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Is there any tax liability for non-residents who withdraw investment income into a UK bank account?

Let's say Bob is a resident and tax domiciled somewhere outside the UK, e.g. Singapore. Bob opened a stock brokerage account with a European broker, and the account is funded through a UK-based ...
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How to mitigate price fluctuations between placing a mutual fund sell order and it actually being executed?

Just like many others, my wife and I make use of a DIY investment platform; a company who gives us the ability to buy different types of products (funds, ETFS, stocks, etc.) through a single entity. ...

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