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Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:52:08 GMT by Sultan Mohammad
Hello! Is Switzerland unemployment benefit if claimed whilst back home in the UK subject to any tax liability? My understanding is that for a period of time the Swiss authorities would allow this if looking for work back in the UK. Thank you
Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2022 09:21:10 GMT by
Hi Sultan Mohammad,

You can find  guidance at:

Income Tax: introduction

 This guidance advises which UK benefits are taxable in the UK.  

The double taxation agreement article for other income (article 21) allows full relief (excluding trusts).  

This means that if you are resident in the UK and receive unemployment benefit from Switzerland, it is taxable in the UK and not Switzerland.

Thank you. 

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:52:51 GMT by Sultan Mohammad
Thank you.

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