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Tax planning in general is highly complicated. For UK nationals living abroad, it’s even more complex as it involves the tax rules of two countries and how they interact.

Many expatriates don’t realise they may also remain liable to some UK taxes, even if they’ve been overseas for many years.

If you’re already living or planning on moving abroad, it’s essential to get specialist tax advice so that you pay the right tax, in the right place, at the right time. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences.

At the same time, you’ll want to protect your income and wealth from unnecessary taxation and take advantage of tax-efficient arrangements each country has to offer.

We can help make sure that you:

  • Meet your tax obligations in both countries
  • Don’t end up paying more tax than you need to
  • Make the right declarations at the right time
  • Structure your finances in the most tax-efficient way

 

Our tax expertise

Blevins Franks has in-depth understanding of the tax system in the UK and all the countries in which we operate, as well as how those regimes work together.

Being specialists in cross-border, tax-compliant wealth management solutions for UK nationals, we keep up-to-date with the latest tax reforms affecting our clients.

Our locally-based advisers and international tax specialists can discuss opportunities to limit tax in France, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta on your savings and investments, pensions, wealth and estate.

We also advise on the complex subject of tax residency and offer a ‘domicile determination’ service. This can help establish what taxes you’ll have to pay and where, including whether you’re still liable for UK inheritance tax.

 

Income tax
Most countries charge tax on what you earn. Rates can vary greatly and affect how much income you receive from your investments and pensions. See more on income tax.
Capital gains tax
You could be liable for tax when you sell assets like property and investments in your country of residence as well as the UK. See more on capital gains tax.
Wealth tax
If you’re resident in Spain or France, you may face additional tax on the value of your worldwide assets through wealth tax. See more on wealth tax.
Inheritance tax
Expatriates can remain liable for UK inheritance tax without realising it. In some places, indirect heirs can pay very high tax rates on inheritances. See more on inheritance tax.