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    • chilli_green
    • By chilli_green 5th Mar 18, 5:53 AM
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    Income Tax question - traveling abroad
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    • 5th Mar 18, 5:53 AM
    Income Tax question - traveling abroad 5th Mar 18 at 5:53 AM
    Hi all,

    (Copying this thread over from my post in the wrong forum).

    My question is - is there any information you can point me toward, or personal experience, regarding working abroad, and if that affects my Self Assessment Tax Return.

    To explain, I work freelance so I get paid the gross amount, and will have to do a tax return for the year 17/18 to calculate my owed tax. By my rough estimates I should owe a couple of grand in tax. Nothing too complicated.


    For most of this tax year I've been traveling abroad living off my own savings. A total of 36 weeks out of the tax year, nearly 9 months. Does this qualify me for any sort of exemption or discount or am I hoping for something that doesn't exist, I get taxed on how much I earned while in the UK regardless?
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    • laticsforlife
    • By laticsforlife 5th Mar 18, 8:07 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:07 AM
    No relief I'm afraid, you are still Resident in the UK and Ordinarily Resident too (R/OR it is called).

    As a UK resident you are taxed on your worldwide earnings (generally).

    So you will report your usual gross figure.
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    • chilli_green
    • By chilli_green 5th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
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    I thought I was hoping for something that might not exist. Thanks for the reply.
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