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Offshore Tax Planning, Tax Incentives, and Guides for Expats

Need a little extra advice on how to get strategic with offshore tax planning? By becoming non UK resident or moving your assets offshore it is possible to snip your tax bill to zero. However, there are also many pitfalls to avoid.

Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning is a useful option for anyone who:

  • Anyone wanting to become non-resident to avoid UK income tax and capital gains tax.
  • Foreign nationals (non-domiciles) who want to make the most of their special tax status.
  • Anyone interested in using offshore trusts and companies to pay less tax.
  • Anyone living or working abroad.
However, if you are considering this be warned! The UK's offshore fund tax rules are changing. Subject to the outcome of a final consultation, with effect from 1 October 2009, offshore funds will be able to elect for 'reporting-fund' status. This will be of major importance in enabling UK-resident investors in offshore funds to attain favourable capital gains tax (CGT) treatment for their investment in such offshore funds. It should provide a less intrusive certification process and greater certainty for funds and their investors.

Under the existing regime, unless an offshore fund is certified by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a distributing fund, UK investors will be subject to income tax rather than CGT on any gain arising from the disposal of their interests in the fund. Since the current highest marginal rate of income tax of 40% is significantly higher than the flat CGT rate of 18%, obtaining distributing-fund status is of utmost importance to most UK individual investors. This significance will increase further in future if the Government's plan to increase the highest marginal income tax rate to 45% with effect from 6 April 2011 is implemented.



Tax Guide for Expats PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 12:33
Offshore TaxAn individual who is considering a move from the UK to retire overseas will need to take into account a number of factors, including the impact of their move upon their offshore tax planning position.
One aspect is the taxation regime of the country to which the UK expatriate is moving. According to the Association of International Life Offices, the tax regimes of countries around the world vary considerably.
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NI rules for British expats PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 July 2007 13:55
This is a guide to the rules relating to UK national Insurance contributions for British expatriates working abroad and also information about when you can and should volunteer to continues to make contributions.
The first and most important point to make is that the rules relating to who has to pay national Insurance contributions once they’ve expatriated differ depending on the country the individual is moving to and also how long they intend living abroad.
If you’re going to work overseas do you have to continue to make national insurance contributions?
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Inhertitance Tax Rules, Why You Need a Will, and Domicile - A Complete Guide PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:37
The following article is written by Andrew Coyne and aims to answer questions such as how does inheritance tax work? What does Domicile really mean? and Do I need a will?
The taxman’s global reach
It would be stretching things to suggest that dealing with UK inheritance tax (IHT) under any circumstances is straightforward, but an added layer of complexity is brought to bear when UK expatriates are involved.
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Revenue gives tax amensty PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 June 2007 00:00

EU tax directive

Andy Coyne looks at the UK Inland Revenue’s offshore tax amnesty and at other tax issues affecting expatriates
The idea that the UK Inland Revenue takes an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to UK expatriates or offshore financial vehicles is one that should be dismissed straight away. And the British taxman is aided by the fact that we are living in a world in which cooperation between jurisdictions is increasingly common and the pressure on tax havens to conform to international rules on transparency becoming more prevalent.
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