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If you are physically present in the UK for 183 days or more in a tax year, you will be tax resident in the UK for that year.
You will have to pay:
It is still possible for you to be resident in the UK.
HMRC will automatically consider you a UK resident if:
If you’re “in between” these situations, then HMRC will look at where your strongest ties (family, property, etc.) are.
You still need to do a Self Assessment tax return and report it.
However, you can claim Foreign Tax Credit relief for the tax you’ve paid already.
You don’t need to worry about UK tax on your foreign income or gains, as long as you’re using them for basic things like food, rent, tuition fee, etc.
You may need to pay tax on your foreign income if you:
Also, if you work during your studies, you do not pay tax if your country has a double taxation agreement with the UK – but you might need to pay it in your home country.
It doesn’t matter why or how long you’re visiting.
HMRC will usually look at the total number of days you spent in a tax year in the UK.
You can be a tax resident in more than one country at the same time.
What you need to do is look at the double taxation agreement between the two countries – here is the full list.
If your country has a double taxation agreement with the UK and both countries tax your income, then you can claim full or partial relief on UK tax on your UK income.
If your country does not have this agreement with the UK, then you can’t claim this relief, but you can get credit for the foreign tax you pay on your overseas income.
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