Ordinary residence - issues on leaving the UK up to 5 April 2013

By Tolley

The following Personal Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:

  • Ordinary residence - issues on leaving the UK up to 5 April 2013
  • Introduction
  • Is the individual ordinarily resident in the UK?
  • Outline of the position for the ordinarily resident individual
  • Full-time work overseas up to 5 April 2013
  • Leaving the UK permanently or indefinitely prior to 2013/14
  • Other situations


Ordinary residence was abolished from 6 April 2013. There are transitional provisions for up to three years for those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK and are adversely affected by the changes. You should consider this when advising on this subject.

This guidance note considers the application of the ordinary residence to people leaving the UK in the tax years up to 5 April 2013.

The tax rules on UK ordinary residence are explained in the Ordinary residence - years to 5 April 2013 guidance note, and it is recommended that you read that note first. The transitional rules are discussed in the Ordinary residence - transitional rules (2013/14 to 2015/16) guidance note.

You may also find the Residence - issues on leaving the UK up to 5 April 2013 guidance note useful.

The position for those coming to the UK before 6 April 2013 can be found in the Ordinary residence - issues on coming to the UK up to 5 April 2013 guidance note.

Important note regarding links to legislation

The legislative links in this guidance note are for reference only. Please do not click on them: these links will resolve to the new legislation that has superseded the rules discussed below. You must consult the historic v

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