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Seafarer’s Earnings Deduction is a tax relief that allows people who work at sea to claim a 100% tax exemption on their foreign income.
To get it, you must have:
You’ll also need a few documents:
To claim the Seafarer’s Earnings Deduction, you’ll have to file a Self Assessment tax return within four years of the end of the tax year in which you earned your income.
You can also ask your employer to pay your salary without deducting tax.
In this case, you’ll get something called an NT tax code, but HMRC won’t issue one until after you’ve claimed Seafarers’ Earnings Deduction at least once.