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UK - Dubai mid year move

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UK - Dubai mid year move

Postby JamieG172 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:36 pm

I am currently a UK resident with a job in the UK getting paid in this tax year. I will have worked 6th April 2019 - 31st July 2019 in the UK, albeit last salary will be paid on 26th June. I finished work May 31st and being paid for June in lieu of leave. I will take July as "unpaid leave" before transferring to a different office with my company in Dubai. I will get a P45 as I leave one payroll and join another, but never "leave" the company from a continuous service perspective.

I will have spent 29days out of the UK between 6th April and July 31st. I do have a room in my sisters home and/or my parents available to me continuously in UK. Once I move to Dubai I will be living and working out there - and will be resident over there. As long as I spend less than 90days (or is it 183?) in the UK this tax year, am I eligible to not to pay UK tax on any overseas salary earnt after 31st July, on the basis of the above, or will I be liable? I will be in Dubai for minimum 2 years (so definitely rest of this tax year ad all of next tax year).

Many Thanks

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Re: UK - Dubai mid year move

Postby GlobalTaxAdviser » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:00 pm

You probably be entitled to split Year under the Statutory Residence Test and none of your Dubai income will be taxed in UK

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