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Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2023 16:22:59 GMT by DG24
I'm wondering if someone could please help? My wife and I are looking at moving to Saudi Arabia possibly for around 12-24 months. We have no intention of emigrating there so we will be keeping our UK home albeit empty, i.e. not renting it out throughout this period. My question is, will I pay UK tax on my Saudi Arabia income as I intend to keep the UK home and as such continue to pay the relevant bills via a UK bank account which I will transfer money into from Saudi on a monthly basis? Having read the online guidance, I cannot see a clear answer to this and the ties test has only confused me further! If anyone could please give me a definitive answer, it would be greatly received. Thank you.
Posted Mon, 09 Jan 2023 13:27:44 GMT by HMRC Admin 32

Have a look at the guidance at RDR1.

Residence, domicile and the remittance basis: RDR1

This will allow you to identify your residence status, as the tax years in which you leave the UK and return to the UK, may mean you still have to pay tax here.  

For whole tax years where you are deemed not resident, you will not be liable to tax on your Saudi employment income in the UK. If you rent out your home while outside the UK, you will need to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return to report and pay tax on income from UK residential property.

Thank you.

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