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We specialize in IRS international tax preparation for individuals and their businesses, and are familiar with UK investments schemes.
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We also assist tax professionals, Enrolled Agents, CPAs, attorneys, in-house tax and accounting teams in the UK put at their minds at ease with our knowledge base and abilities.
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The U.S.-U.K. tax treaty is one of the most beneficial treaties. U.K. resident-citizens who do not have a substantial presence in the U.S. can count themselves as quite lucky under the terms of this treaty. The treaty is also very helpful in that typical UK tax-deferred retirement plans are also tax deferred in the US.
Because the US taxes based on citizenship, not residence, there are many tax traps lurking for UK citizens living in the US, and US persons living in the UK.
The US taxes its persons on a worldwide basis. So what you earn in the United Kingdom, even if it is taxed by the UK taxing authority, is subject to additional taxes by the IRS. This is true even if you have a "tax-free" account in the UK. However, you are entitled to a credit for taxes paid. In the alternative, there is a foreign income exclusion which will exempt a portion of your income from income taxes.
If you are a Green Card holder you are subject to universal taxing jurisdiction on all your income, anywhere in the world. If you are a visa holder the rules are a bit more complicated about when universal taxing jurisdiction is triggered.
The United States and United Kingdom have different tax years, which can sometimes complicate things.
Citizens and residents living and working in the U.K. may be entitled to a foreign earned income exclusion that reduces taxable income. In addition, you may exclude housing expenses, but with limits. There are limits and special rules about who qualifies for the exclusion.
This is a non-refundable tax credit for income taxes paid to the HMRC. The foreign tax credit is available to anyone who either worked in a foreign country or has investment income from a foreign source. There are qualifying factors, and we can help you understand if you are eligible to tax advantage of this credit.
The US has a tax treaty with the United Kingdom. Under tax treaties, residents (not necessarily citizens) of foreign countries are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt from U.S. taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States. These reduced rates and exemptions vary among countries and specific items of income. Under these same treaties, residents or citizens of the United States are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt from foreign taxes, on certain items of income they receive from sources within foreign countries. Most income tax treaties contain what is known as a "saving clause" which prevents a citizen or resident of the United States from using the provisions of a tax treaty in order to avoid taxation of U.S. source income.
Based on our experience, we find that there are many complicated aspects of treatment of different types of accounts in the UK. For instance:
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