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Posted Mon, 18 Sep 2023 21:07:26 GMT by Gavin
Hi, I would like to check if my wife needs to submit a self assessment or not. During 2022/2023, my wife was unemployed and had the following income / profit: 1) $1102.04 (USD) dividend and interest - generated by US stocks and cash 2) £1999.57 (GBP) - Profit from trading CFD forex pairs. When I check the link "", it said that "You do not need to send a Self Assessment tax return". However, for the following statements on the checking page: "You must tell HMRC if you had: more than £2,000 income from share dividends between £1,000 and £2,500 in any other untaxed income, such as commission or money from renting out a property" Does she need to submit a self assessment? What exactly will she need to do?
Posted Wed, 27 Sep 2023 14:06:19 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

Your wife falls within Self Assessment criteria as she has foreign interest and she will need to register for Self Assessment and complete a return. You can see guidance here:

Tax on foreign income

Register for Self Assessment

Thank you.

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