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The second in a 2 part series on the tax implications for expats to consider when returning to the UK

Returning to the UK? Tax Implications to Consider (Part 2: Capital Gains Tax)

[The second in a 2 part series on the tax implications for expats to consider when returning to the UK.] Realise Gains Before Returning Home If you have investments that are subject to CGT, then it is probably desirable to realise any gain before returning home. This excludes offshore roll-up funds and offshore insurance bonds […]

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What is time apportionment relief?

What Is Time Apportionment Relief?

Time apportionment relief is where the chargeable gain from a life assurance policy/bond with a foreign institution is reduced for tax purposes if the policy/bond holder was not UK  resident throughout the policy period. By foreign institution, I mean a company that is resident or domiciled outside the UK. In that respect, some of the […]

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Returning expats should make sure their tax affairs are in order.

Returning to the UK? Tax Implications to Consider (Part 1 – Income Tax)

For expatriates returning to the UK, there are many arrangements to be addressed. Whether it be finding new living accomodation, finding schools for the children or ensuring adequate healthcare provision. However, one of the most important issues is making sure ones tax affairs are in order. What I want to do with this post is […]

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Useful ideas for UK expatriates returning home

Returning to the UK? A Neat Way to Mitigate CGT On Any Property Sales

If you own property in the UK and have held it for some time, then there is a strong chance that you will have a sizeable Capital Gains Tax (CGT) bill if you decide to sell it after you return. The simplest way to avoid CGT, is to sell the property before you return. However, […]

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