Hoping someone can help me out with this one since the helpline is closed.
I have been self-employed for three years now.
My job requires travel to Italy, so much so that, since April 2023, I have only been in the UK for about 20 days.
My plan was to ask my client to allow me to return to UK in September so that I could remain there for at least 183 days and stay a UK tax resident.
Now, I have learned of a personal situation which will require me to move and be with my relatives in Spain.
This is a long-term situation so my new plan is to fiscally move to Spain come September.
But - how do I report my income between April and September?
Ideally, I want to pay my taxes until September in the UK - following the usual process. But since I do not comply with the residency minimum, I am confused about whether I still can do that.
The other alternative would be to retroactively sign up as a sole trader with the Spanish government, and say that I have been trading there since April.
However, since I was planning on remaining a UK resident, I have been adding to my UK ISA every month. Would this stop me from telling HMRC that I fiscally moved out of the UK in April this year?
Thanks for reading