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Old Jan 9th 2010, 2:30 am
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I've been living in the US and working in the IT industry for the past several years. I haven't filed a UK tax return for a long time. I'm currently a self-employed software consultant with my own limited company here in the States. I've got an offer to work in London for 6 months, working as a IT contractor.

However, what does this mean for tax purposes? I read that you can still be considered non-resident if you're in the UK for only 183 days of the year. Assuming I was living and working in the UK for 182 days in 2010 would I need to file a UK income tax return in 2011 in addition to my US tax return?

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Old Jan 9th 2010, 3:17 am
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I've been living in the US and working in the IT industry for the past several years. I haven't filed a UK tax return for a long time. I'm currently a self-employed software consultant with my own limited company here in the States. I've got an offer to work in London for 6 months, working as a IT contractor.

However, what does this mean for tax purposes? I read that you can still be considered non-resident if you're in the UK for only 183 days of the year. Assuming I was living and working in the UK for 182 days in 2010 would I need to file a UK income tax return in 2011 in addition to my US tax return?

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If the number of days is 183 and you have stayed 182, then no you wouldn't. Go to the Inland Revenue website ans send them a direct enquiry (email). They are very helpful and will give a detailed response.
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...... but check the number of days. I always thought it was about ninety something (about 3 months).
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If you have a US company then you could set up a contract for services where your employer pays the company which pays you. If you are resident in UK then you should pay taxes subject to an allowance (about £6k) and the amt paid is deducted from your US tax liability for that year.
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