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Old Sep 16th 2021, 1:51 pm
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I apologies in advance if this has been asked but what is the process of taxes in UK if on a 28/28 rota offshore Saudi Arabia.
What banks are best to use fr exchange rate etc also.
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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

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I apologies in advance if this has been asked but what is the process of taxes in UK if on a 28/28 rota offshore Saudi Arabia.
What banks are best to use fr exchange rate etc also.
where do you plan to live when you’re not working?
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Old Sep 16th 2021, 2:03 pm
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back in the UK
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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

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I apologies in advance if this has been asked but what is the process of taxes in UK if on a 28/28 rota offshore Saudi Arabia.
What banks are best to use fr exchange rate etc also.
If you're going back to the UK then you're probably going to be paying tax on the lot....I'm sure someone else will know for sure though.
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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

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I apologies in advance if this has been asked but what is the process of taxes in UK if on a 28/28 rota offshore Saudi Arabia.
What banks are best to use fr exchange rate etc also.
As with any tax issue its best to get Professional advice based on your personal circumstances ...... but if you are spending 28 out of each 56 back in the UK then HMRC will want a chunk of your money ..... If you are spending your 28 (or some of it) off in another country then maybe a different story. All comes down to how much time you spend in the UK.
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Ye thats what i was worried about. Kinda makes working abroad hardly worth it, was hoping there was some kind of way to bank abroad and only send so much back.
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I worked overseas for many years, never on an 'equal-time' rotation though. There never has been any tax advantage for working equal time, otherwise everybody working offshore in the North Sea would be paying no tax either.
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back in the UK
You're paying full UK tax on it all.
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Ye thats what i was worried about. Kinda makes working abroad hardly worth it, was hoping there was some kind of way to bank abroad and only send so much back.
Doesn't matter where you earn the money, or what you do with it. You're either UK Resident (full income tax liability) or UK Non-Resident (zero income tax liability) each tax year and there's no in-between. Your personal circumstances will dictate how to become and remain UK Non-Resident; have a look at this flowchart. If you meet this test: "Leave UK to work full-time overseas, present in UK < 91 days and < 31 days spent working in UK" and complete a full tax year, then you can be Non-Resident and can split the tax years you leave and return to the UK, but best get professional advice as it's not as straightforward as it seems...

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I worked overseas for many years, never on an 'equal-time' rotation though. There never has been any tax advantage for working equal time, otherwise everybody working offshore in the North Sea would be paying no tax either.
North Sea workers would be paying tax through PAYE assuming they’re residing in UK and employed through a UK company. PAYE doesn’t normally apply to Those working in Middle East.
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North Sea workers would be paying tax through PAYE assuming they’re residing in UK and employed through a UK company. PAYE doesn’t normally apply to Those working in Middle East.
Doesn't matter whether it's PAYE or self-assessment i.e. your own Ltd.Co... the crux is where you live. If the OP works offshore Saudi but lives in the UK he's on the hook for UK tax no matter the contractual arrangement.
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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

Hello wwhitty1976,

As Johnnyboy11 said, it is not as straightforward as it seems.

The area of residence is complex. Your individual circumstances would need to be looked at in more detail so you should seek professional advice.

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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

It’s real easy. If you are jumping on a plane from Dammam at the end of your tour and heading for the UK every time, you’ll need to be saving for your self assessment. A good UK-based accountant can help fill it out, but near as damn impossible not to pay your equivalent PAYE. Used to be you could take 3minths of vacation outta the UK and stay under the 90 day rule, which put you non-resident and tax free, but they closed that..

But don’t take our word for it…

https://www.gov.uk/tax-foreign-income/residence
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Default Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

The guys i used to place offshore here 28/28 all bought places in Europe. Whilst offshore they stayed there as they couldnt get around the tax issue
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The guys i used to place offshore here 28/28 all bought places in Europe. Whilst offshore they stayed there as they couldnt get around the tax issue
Haha. So they just didn’t pay their tax dues in Europe then.
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