If you count as a ‘non-dom’, you might not have to pay UK tax on foreign income if you don’t bring that income to the UK.
You’ll still have to report it, though, if it’s £2,000 or more.
So watch out for the earlier deadline at the end of October.
If you’re late, you’ll often have to pay a penalty.
HMRC has a tool to help you determine your residence status, and the government has a document on this too.
(Source 1 Source 2 14 December 2017) You’re not a UK resident for tax purposes: (Sources as above) If you’re a UK citizen who had income from abroad during the tax year, you may need to fill out a tax return.Various different types of tax can be assessed at the same time, via a Self Assessment tax return - more on this later.(Source 1 Source 2 14 December 2017) The UK tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April.But whether or not you count as a UK resident is another matter.You count as a UK resident if you spent at least 183 days in the UK during the tax year (6 April - 5 April), or if your only home was in the UK, and you spent at least 30 days there.This isn’t just for income tax, but also for National Insurance and potentially other things including student loan repayments.Again, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a UK citizen or a UK resident - if you’re earning money in the UK, you’ll probably have to pay the taxes.If that’s you, you’re eligible for UK taxes including income tax.However, while you should always check, if you’re employed you may well still not have to file a tax return. As explained below, there are rules to ensure that you shouldn’t have to pay tax twice on the same income, something called double taxation.You pay income tax on money you gain from employment or self-employment, and on some other forms of income including some pensions and benefits. Remember that income tax isn’t the only tax you have to pay in the UK that comes out of your income.National Insurance, which is what entitles you to state benefits such as a pension, is also a form of tax.