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Getting started with British inheritance and tax

Would a standard solicitor be the best person to advise? A specialist of some sort? A tax accountant? How to avoid unnecessary fees for work on this that the family can do--for instance, they are already tracking down all the banks with investments. [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Nov 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you recommend a tax consultant for an American ex-pat in the UK?

I'm seeking recommendations for tax consultants in the UK, or in the US, or maybe both, to figure out where I need to pay taxes. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Is an undefined holiday allowance legal in the UK?

My boss wants to change my holiday allowance. Ignoring how good or bad a deal this is, is it actually legal? Does it have tax implications? [UK specific] [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Nov 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Please help me file US tax returns while abroad

Please tell me exactly what I need to do to catch up on filing the tax returns that I didn’t complete for the last 4 years as a US citizen living abroad. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Oct 14, 2011 - 1 answer

How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK.

How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Sep 15, 2011 - 12 answers

What are the legal things you have to do to buy a 2ndhand car off a mate?

We're about to buy a car and we're clueless. Insurance, tax, transfer of ownership, DVLA, WTF? What do we have to do to make it legal for my husband to drive this car away from a friends house on Sunday? In particular - how do we insure a car we don't officially own yet? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

What sort of pro can help us manage inheritance across US and UK?

Unexpected inheritance of $100,000 - $150,000 complicated by move from the US to the UK in the next year. My wife and I have never dealt with financial matters beyond credit cards and a moderate paycheck before, who do we talk to in Los Angeles/Southern California to make sure we don't screw this up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 18 answers

Emergency tax advice: US citizen worked ½ the year in the US, ½ in the UK. Please Help!

I’ve been living in London for the past 6 months, and somehow the US tax deadline escaped my radar until now. Help! [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Apr 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Avoiding tax on savings

[UK-tax-filter]. I'm a resident of UK, though not a national of UK, EU or US. I work and pay taxes in the UK. Is it legal for me to transfer my money to a savings account in another country and hence avoiding the tax on the income from saving accounts? If it is not legal, how would the HMRC ever find out anyway? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Feb 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Who would a Gibraltar company pay PAYE tax to for a UK employee?

If a company registered in Gibraltar is employing people in the UK, to whom is PAYE income tax paid to? Longish story follows... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 3 answers

New to the UK and working as a contractor - how do I arrange for tax?

New to the UK and going to be working for a Europe-based company - how do I deal with this? Am I self-employed? What do I do about tax and deductions? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jun 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Tax advice, UK?

Where can I get good tax advice in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Apr 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Tax consultant with ACA qualification from UK looking to work in Malaysia

What are the working opportunities for tax consultants with ACA qualification in the UK looking to emigrate to Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Resident alien US tax liability? Advice?

Tax question/advice re: UK IT worker moving to US [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Nov 18, 2007 - 4 answers

IR35 (UK) News as RSS feeds?

Any advice on which websites offer the best information on IR35 in the UK in a format that would allow me to easily keep up to date with the latest developments or issues? [more inside]
posted by monkeyforest on Oct 22, 2007 - 2 answers

UK pre-1998 student loans and tax

Are student loan repayments tax deductible in the UK? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Sep 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Becoming Mr. Rigsby

I'm in the fortunate/unfortunate positon of having to rent out my one-bed flat in Shepherds Bush, London. So I've got a few questions to ask: [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

UK tax: How long do you have to live somewhere to call it your residence?

UK Tax question: How long do you have to be resident in a house for it to be your residence, for the purposes of capital gains tax? [more inside]
posted by handee on Apr 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Self Employment (UK)

I recently(ish) became self employed as an IT contractor. From spending 8 hours a day in an office, I now work wherever and whenever I like. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Apr 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Do I have to pay UK duty on cigarettes and alcohol sent via post?

A question about UK/European tax/duty and shopping abroad... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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