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UK Business rates if multiple businesses/partners operate in the same unit

I can't find an answer for this anywhere... If a business property is rated at £10k and we figure out the business rates as such: 
£10,000 (rateable value) x £0.462p (multiplier) = £4,620 (basic ...
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First time buyer with low deposit (UK)

I'm looking to get on the property ladder as soon as possible but due to being the sole earner in our household and having a family I can't put away as much as I would like. I'm hoping in the next 6 ...
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UK citizen trading in USA?

I am a UK citizen and have worked in the US in the past on work visa. I am back in the UK now but want to start investing in the US stock market. I have a valid SSN and a US back account. Are there ...
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Why my tax calculation (SA302) doesn't show my dividends through a service company?

I've submitted my tax return (Self Assessment) to HMRC for the recent year and I've enter my total of the dividends (from my Limited company as contractor) into Service companies box as below: as per ...
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How do I *legally* access money from a “qualifying account” per UK “Overseas workday relief” rules?

I'm an Italian citizen moving from the US to the UK. I match all conditions for remittance basis, and I will work overseas enough that "Overseas Workday Relief" would make sense for me; my tax ...
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Can I reclaim VAT on U.S services such as Domain hosting?

I have a bunch of regular payments paying for hosting and other digital services coming from the U.S. There is no TAX stated on the invoices I receive and I'd assumed unless stated, then I cannot ...
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UK fee-free foreign transfer to own account

I have a bank account in the UK and in The Netherlands. Transferring money from my UK to my Dutch bank account costs £25 with my current bank and most other banks have similar fees. The Money saving ...
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Indian Citizen and living in Uk and doing Free lancing

I moved to UK in Aug 2014 as my husband's dependent and now got an offer from a freelancing company. They want me to setup an account in UK so that they can do payments in pounds. I am moving back in ...
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What can I do with de-listed stock?

You had a question regarding UK stock in the Perform Group in October 2014. I am in the unenviable position of owning the same stock but did not receive any communication or information regarding the ...
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Do I have to pay UK tax on earnings from Saudi Arabia

I started working in Saudi Arabia on the 31st August 2015, I plan to resign from my job and return to the UK mid July 2015. Will I have to pay UK tax on my earnings from Saudi Arabia? I don't own ...
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Can my UK limited company claim tax relief on donations to foreign charities?

I'm English, and run a company that's based in the UK and registered with the UK Companies House. I want to donate some money to charity, but one of the charities I have in mind isn't based in the UK. ...
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Can I expense the rent for a three month contract abroad

I am a consultant living in UK using my own limited company. If I accept a contract to work in another European country, can I expense the rent I will have there?
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Claim tax relief on purchase in UK as full time employee

As a full time employee in an I.T. company can I claim tax relief on purchases related to my job? My employer does not provide a laptop so I was considering buying one myself and was wondering if ...
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How long will defect remain in credit history?

I have read this question/answer that suggests that it takes 7 years for items to clear from a credit file. Is this the same in the UK? And in the meantime, if I have late payments showing on my ...
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What's the cost of rebalancing when you buy through a fund supermarket?

I was reading about how to rebalance a funds portfolio and the main drawback seemed to be that you could incurred in more costs than you would if you just do it sporadically. I understand this ...
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Are there tax implication on buying US stock while on a job transfer?

I work for a startup company in San Francisco and will be transferring to our London Office in April. Right now, I have vested a little over half of my allotted shares with the company, but have yet ...
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Getting a loan for property abroad

My situation: We live in the UK, and have some money saved up for deposit to buy a house here. Getting a mortgage for this case would not be a problem. We're trying to get money for self-build ...
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Does an unused overdraft help or hinder credit score?

Whilst at university, I was given an interest- and fee-free overdraft of £2000. I finished uni a few years ago by now, and the interest- and fee-free deal has now ended. I don't use the overdraft at ...
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How to calculate foreign tax credit relief for salary arising in Australia when resident in UK?

I have been scratching my head over this one for hours... I've read more than I ever want to about double-taxation treaties and HS263 etc. Unfortunately, I'm still none the wiser about what to put on ...
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US Citizen Living & Working PT with UK Company on Student Visa, Looking to Freelance for US Company

I'm a US citizen currently in the UK (Northern Ireland to be exact) on a student visa, which allows me to work up to 20 hours per week while I am here. I currently work 20 hours/week for a UK-based ...
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UK - Where to get blank EIS claim form

I want to submit EIS claim form, but the form I got from the company is accidentally damaged, so I want to find the blank form, print it and submit. But for some weird reason I just cannot find the ...
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My parents live in England. I live and file taxes in the US. I want to make them an interest free loan to buy a house. Payable at death / house sale

I considered purchasing it as joint tenants in common but that triggers stamp duty on the entire purchase as I’m a non UK resident. I thought they may be able to amend their will to represent the ...
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Freelance income from different currencies (UK)

I have a UK day work and also do some freelance stuff. I will start to work as a freelance for a Swiss university and for a Canadian organisation. I will invoice them in CHF and USD respectively as ...
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How do I safely transfer money from a US bank to a UK bank?

I am currently living in the UK after many years in the US. I want to safely transfer some money from my US bank (Ally bank) to my bank account in the UK. (Ally Bank doesn't do international transfers,...
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How do I write a letter to HMRC claiming higher rate tax relief?

I understand I can write to HMRC to get tax relief on my pension contributions instead of waiting to do a tax return. Would this letter do the trick? and what address to I sent it to? Date: [Current ...
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A resident of USA working remotely for uk company tax

If I am a double national (uk and us) .I am a resident of US and work remotely from us to a company locate in UK .The company pay for me income taxes in UK.Should I pay taxes again in US or can i get ...
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I live in the UK and want to buy some shares on the unlisted New Zealand Stock Exchange

I live in the UK and want to buy some shares that are Unlisted within the New Zealand stock exchange and I should also like to buy shares on the NZX. which is the best way to do this from the UK? ...
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Is buying a real-estate property by limited company subject to corporation tax?

A limited company in UK makes a pre-tax profit of X in current financial year. If the company buy a property (a house) before the end of this financial year costing Y, can the cost of the house be ...
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Are there any UK tax-free leveraged products?

I have recently taken all my stocks out of my employee stock purchase program. I am wondering now how I can re-invest these efficiently. I live in the UK and actively trade in my spare time. I have a ...
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Japanese job and UK taxes

I am a Japanese national working freelance for a Japanese company and for personal reasons I will move permanently to the UK on November 13th this year. The Japanese company will let me do freelance ...
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Qualifying for a Limited Company BTL Mortgage while not in the UK

Me (UK National) and my partner (European) are currently UK Residents and we are Directors of a Limited Company which is only for BTL properties. We are considering to move overseas (Europe), but some ...
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Using multiple credit cards for a single payment in the UK (section 75 protection)

How can someone buy a product which is over each of its credit card limits, but less than his total credit? Suppose that I want to buy a car, which is £4500, and suppose that I have three credit cards ...
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Can you make money by predicting the average house price in the UK?

It feels like this should be possible, much like how you are rewarded for predicting the value of stocks. I'd like to find the best way to do this that's as accessible as buying & shorting stocks (...
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US tax implications for UK EMI (Enterprise Management Incentives)

I am a dual US/UK citizen, permanently resident in the UK. I have a job offer which includes EMI (Enterprise Management Incentives), also known as share options. As a US citizen, I have to file a US ...
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Money Transfer to UK

I bought a holiday apartment in Goa some years ago. I had an NRI account. The bank then changed it to an NRO savings account. I sold it three years ago and the money was paid into this account. I wish ...
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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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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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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 trades be averaged under the “same day” capital gains tax rule?

Say you have the following list of trades: Buy 100 XYZ at £50 a share on March 1st Buy 100 XYZ at £51 a share on March 1st Sell 200 XYZ at £60 a share on March 20th This would result in a net profit ...
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Is my friend's money safe in a UK bank?

My friend has 50K in personal bank account. He also has 50K in his company bank account. Bank account is opened by only 1 director however company has his wife as director as well. Both accounts are ...
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Contractor Tax Rates [UK]

I worked for 6 months last year as a contractor for a company straight out of university in the UK. I wasn't having to pay taxes with my paycheck but I know I must pay them at the end of the year. ...
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Can I have a sidegig contract in the US if im fully employed in the UK?

My current situation is the following: I'm based in the UK. I'm working as a full time employee for a company X that has a client Y. We've finished some work for client Y and they have a US company ...
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Can non-citizens sell paper certificated UK stocks?

I inherited BATS shares listed on the LSE. I’m a Canadian citizen, and the shares are paper certificated. I’ve been trying to sell them for a year with no luck. Can I sell them without naturalizing in ...
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What impact does currency exchange mark-up have on broker fees?

Let's say I held £100,000 in Interactive Investor and wish to add £20,000 to my investment each year in monthly instalments. They charge £10/month for a standard account[1] that offers one free trade ...
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Tax in India and UK

I came to the UK in March 2019. Due to other formalities, my bank account was opened in April 2019. So in March 2019 my Indian salary got credited in an Indian bank account after tax deductions. In ...
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UK Limited company - confusion around National insurance thresholds and Employee Personnal allowance

I could not find answers to my question online, so I thought someone here might know what can be done regarding the below: I have a standard limited company with a 1185L tax code. Looking at: https:/...
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Taxation after money received into UK bank account while not living/working there

I've lived and worked for a year in the UK, received salary and paid taxes there, but I returned to my home country. I'm about to receive money for a work I've conducted for a foreign entity who'll ...
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How to determine required gross salary from net take home accounting for UK taxes

I'm looking at purchasing a home and am trying to calculate affordability. I've created a Google spreadsheet which calculates my monthly mortgage commitments based on different input values (...
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As an individual investor can I buy FSPTX in the UK?

Not much to add here. I was just looking at different index funds and FSPTX caught my attention with its extraordinary performance. I was just wondering if it is possible to buy it in the UK as an ...
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Pensions- what to do now that I am self-employed? UK

I am in my late twenties, live in the UK, and have recently started doing contract work in my own right for the first time. Since this means that I am now self-employed, I am obviously not paying into ...