I am trying to help my dad get his tax affairs in order. He is retired and has lived in the UK for over 6 years. During this time he has received his Swedish pension into his UK bank account, and each year he has completed a Swedish tax return. His pension is taxed in Sweden at 25% however I have been advised that his pension should instead be taxed here in the UK. So I am trying to sort this out on his behalf, given that he is 83 years old. Also, if possible, it would be very nice if he could claim back the difference between the tax he paid in Sweden and the tax he would have paid here in UK.
We have contacted the Swedish tax authority who pointed us towards the relevant forms to complete. A form can be downloaded for each tax year going back to 2015, so it seems we can seek to amend these previous years.
And I understand that in UK you can amend income tax returns for the previous 4 years. So far so good.
However, he has not applied for a certificate of residence in UK, nor has he filed any income tax returns with HMRC. So I am unclear if he even qualifies to pay tax in UK, or is able to submit corrected returns for years in which he didn't actually submit a return in the UK.
I would be very grateful for any advice on all of this. I did approach an accountant, but he referred me to a consultancy that charges £280 per hour (+VAT) for a phone consultation. Not something I can really afford at the moment, as my own income has practically vanished due to the coronavirus.
TIA for any replies