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The government is proposing new rules which come to effect from 6 April 2013 which will put UK residence for tax purposes on a statutory footing, instead of counting on HMRC guidelines and case law. In principle this is usually a sensible move and will provide certainty for anyone unsure at present whether they qualify as being non-resident in the united kingdom for tax purposes. However the rules are complex and have attracted some criticism that is why.

Ki Residences Sunset Way Under the current rules you are resident in the UK if you spend 183 days or more in the UK and you could be resident if you spend more than 90 days on average. Under the new rules you will see no more four-year average and if you spend more than 90 days in the UK in virtually any tax year you will always be regarded as resident. As before, you have to be away from the UK for a complete tax year as a way to qualify as non-resident and a day counts to be a day on the UK in case you are here at midnight on that day.

However, the new law is generally designed to leave most people in the same position as previously which means you are unlikely to find your position suddenly altered. It is important though that you understand the brand new test of residence and non-residence. You can find three parts of the test which have to be considered to be able. In other words, when you are definitely non-resident based on Part A, then you need not consider parts B and C.

So, we think most of our clients should be still covered by the provision in Part A you are non-resident when you have left the UK to handle full-time work abroad and are present in the united kingdom for less than 91 days in the tax year no more than 20 days are spent employed in the united kingdom in the tax year. Here though will be the three parts of the test.

Part A: You are definitely non-resident if:

You were not resident in the UK for the previous 3 tax years and present in the UK for less than 46 days in today’s tax year; or You’re resident in the UK in a single or more of the previous 3 tax years but within the UK for fewer than 16 days in the current tax year; or You have left the UK to handle full-time work abroad and provided you were present in the united kingdom for less than 91 days in the tax year no more than 20 days are spent working in the united kingdom in the tax year. Training paid for by your employer and taken in the UK will undoubtedly be considered work and this will be extracted from your 20 day working allowance.

Part B: You’re definitely resident if:

You are present in the UK for 183 days or more in a tax year; or You have only one home and that home is in the UK or have significantly more homes and many of these are in the UK; or You perform full-time work in the united kingdom.

Part C: If your position is not described in Parts A and B you then need to compare the number of days spent in the UK against a small amount of clearly defined connection factors. These connection factors are as follows:

Family- your spouse or civil partner or common law equivalent (provided you are not separated from their website) or minor children are resident in the UK. Accommodation – you have accessible accommodation in the united kingdom and employs it through the tax year (at the mercy of exclusions for some forms of accommodation). Substantive work in the united kingdom – you do substantive work in the UK i.e. more than forty days in the tax year but do not work full-time in the united kingdom. UK presence in previous years – you spent more than 90 days in the UK in either of the prior two tax years and you also spend more days in the united kingdom in the tax year than in any other single country.

These connection factors are then coupled with day counting to determine whether you are resident or non-resident. There are two categories, arrivers and leavers.

If you weren’t resident in any of the prior three tax years – ‘Arrivers’:

Less than 46 days in UK: Always non-resident. 46 – 90 days: Resident if 4 or even more connection factors. 91 – 120 days: Resident if 3 or more connection factors. 121 – 182 days: Resident if 2 or more connection factors. 183 days or more: Always resident.

If you were resident in a single or more of the three tax years immediately before the tax year under consideration – ‘Leavers’:

Fewer than 16 days in UK: Always non-resident. 16 – 45 days: Resident if 4 or even more connection factors. 46 – 90 days: Resident if 3 or even more connection factors. 91 – 120 days: Resident if 2 or more connection factors. 121 – 182 days: Resident if you can find 1 or even more connection factors. 183 days or more: Always resident

Once the Finance Bill is produced there may be some changes to the legislation and more detail may emerge, but there has been considerable consultation in fact it is sensible to prepare for the brand new rules now. If this is relevant to your situation you need to take professional advice to ensure you do not fall foul of the new legislation.

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