Personal Tax

Who can access the remittance basis (pre 2013/14)?

Produced by Tolley
  • 22 Mar 2022 09:47

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

  • Who can access the remittance basis (pre 2013/14)?
  • Important note regarding links to legislation
  • The remittance basis and non-domiciliaries (pre-2013/14)
  • Reporting
  • The remittance basis and those not ordinarily resident (pre-2013/14)
  • Reporting
  • Anti-avoidance ― temporary non-residents (pre-2013/14)
  • Provisions for relevant foreign income
  • Provisions for capital gains
  • Changes from 6 April 2013

Who can access the remittance basis (pre 2013/14)?

The rules on remittance changed:

  1. from 6 April 2008, when it became both more complex and more expensive to utilise the remittance basis

  2. from 6 April 2013, as the abolition of the concept of ordinary residence meant that certain people who had been able to use the remittance basis were no longer able to do so (subject to transitional rules)

  3. from 6 April 2017, when the concept of deemed domicile was introduced for income tax and capital gains tax

Most people in the UK are taxable on their worldwide income and capital gains on an arising basis. This means that income is taxable when it is paid to the individual or put at his disposal, for instance, by being credited to a bank account. Gains are usually taxable when the disposal occurs. If the individual is taxable on the arising basis, he must declare all his overseas income and gains in the tax year in which it arises, even if it is not brought into the UK.

However, certain individuals are taxable in the UK on their UK income and gains alone and pay UK tax on foreign income and gains only if these are remitted (brought) to the UK. This is the remittance basis of taxation. The following people qualify for the remittance basis:

  1. UK residents and non-domiciliaries (these people have always been able to access the remittance basis) *

  2. UK residents and those not ordinarily resident (up to 5 April 2013,

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