The following Personal Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
When dealing with the capital gains tax (CGT) implications of an individual leaving the UK, the starting point is to establish whether or not the individual is UK resident.
Generally, non-residents are not subject to UK CGT on disposals of chargeable assets (whether or not these assets are sited in the UK). However this is subject to two main exclusions:
TCGA 1992, s 2
The temporary non-residence rules in the context of CGT are explained below. Note that the rules changed where the ‘year of departure’ (defined below) is 2013/14 or later. This means that tax advisers need to be aware of the pre-2013/14 rules that, depending on the circumstances, may apply to some returners until 5 April 2018, as well as the rules for those with a year of departure of 2013/14 or later. There are important differences between the old rules and the new rules, which are also discussed below.
The NRCGT rules are considered in detail in the Capital gains tax charge on UK residential property owned by non-residents guidance note, however the interaction with the temporary non-residence rules is considered below.
To find out whether the asset is a ‘chargeable asset’ for CGT, see the Introduction to capital gains tax and Exempt assets for capital gains tax guidance notes.
To determine the individual’s residence status in the tax
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