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  • Time limit for declaring capital gain tax

    Hello team I have two questions a) I recently sold a flat in Greece (inherited from my parents) and I am planning to transfer the money to UK to repay part of my mortgage. I am a UK resident for tax purposes and I complete a tax assessment online every year. Do I have to report the capital gains tax immediately to HMRC or during the tax year of the sale? b)I am planning to donate some of the money to my children, in that case, do I have to declare the total amount from the flat sale to HMRC or the amount of money left after the donation? thank you for your time
  • Letter of confirmation rejected by FCO what next?

    Hello team I was wondering if you could help me. A few days ago, I used a commercial company (London based) to submit to the Foreign Commonwealth Office a letter of confirmation of residence from HMRC because I need an apostile for this document (need to submit this document to the tax authorities in Greece). Today, I was told by this company that the document was rejected by the FCO because the officer in the FCO office could not find the name of the individual (HMRC officer) who signed my document (in the HMRC database). The FCO advised the company to re-submit the letter again in 4 working days hoping that the HMRC database will be updated with the name of the HMRC officer. Is that something that is happening frequently? I really need to translate this document as soon as possible (with the apostile) and then submit it to the Greek tax authorities before the end of April do you have any other suggestions? thanks for your time
  • Letter of confirmation for residence purposes

    Hello Team Can I ask you please, what is the average processing time now for a letter of confirmation for residence? I made an application a few weeks ago and I have not received a reply from HMRC yet. Is there a dedicated phone number that I can use to ask for an update? Thank you for your time
  • TAX on Capital Gains from flat sale in Greece

    Hello Team I have inherited recently a flat in Greece and I am planning to sell the flat within the next 2-3 months and use the money to repay part of my mortgage here in the UK. I am a UK resident for tax purposes and I complete a self assessment every year during the last 13 years. My questions are is the following: a) if the sale is completed, how long do I have in order to declare the capital gains in the UK, 1-2 months? b) do I have to use the foreign section in the self assessment form to declare the total amount of money from the sale? c) do I have to pay tax in the UK for the sale of the flat in Greece? c)is there anything else that I need to do in order to inform HMRC for the sale? thanks for your time and looking forward hearing from you
  • Certificate of residence

    Hello Team I was wondering if you could help me. I ve submitted an application for a certificate of residence a week ago. When I submitted my application I received an automated message saying to wait for 15 days before an update. I also received a unique Identifier for my application. However, I do not seem to be able to track my application online (by using my personal self assessment page-it says that there are no applications waiting)is that normal, or have I done something wrong? I submitted the application by following the available guidance online Thanks for your time