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  • RE: British citizen "stateless" from a tax residency status

    Thank you, please could you post where in the law states this? So looking for the exact phrasing which states that a British Citizen isn’t allowed to be stateless from a tax residency perspective - even if they are paying all taxes owed both in the UK and the foreign countries they work.
  • RE: British citizen "stateless" from a tax residency status

    Hi, thank you but that doesn’t answer the question - that just reiterates what was in the question. The question is if there is a problem with a British person being stateless from a Tax perspective?! Some countries it’s okay (seems the UK too) but in other countries you MUST be resident somewhere, so you revert to your home country if you are tax resident nowhere.
  • British citizen "stateless" from a tax residency status

    I'm trying to understand the following situation. A British citizen, with no other passports, who is also domiciled in the UK is working abroad. For the 2023/24 tax year & 2024/25 they no not meet the UK residency requirements so are assumed to be non-resident for tax purposes - based on the Statutory Residence Tests. However they also fail to meet the Residency requirements of the country they are working in, because the 3rd country assess statutory residence over 5-years and this person has only been working there for 2. After 5-years they impose worldwide earnings taxation, but there is a DTA in place. This seems to make them a tax-nomad or stateless for tax purposes - is this a problem from HRMC's perspective? Being domiciled British they still fill in a UK Self-Assessment which declares (and pays tax) on all UK sourced income, and they pay income tax on any earnings sourced in the 3rd country (for the days they are working there). So as far as I'm aware there is no tax avoidance! Just means HMRC taxes UK earnings and the foreign tax authority taxes offshore earnings. Would like to understand the HMRC stance [not interested in the foreign tax authority position, just how HRMC would consider this]. If it helps the 3rd country is South Africa. Thanks, David