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The basic rule: when you live abroad, you still have to pay tax on any income that you earn from the UK.
You will pay taxes on:
The country you live in may also tax you on your UK income.
If your country of residence has a double-taxation agreement with the UK you can avoid this by claiming a tax relief in the UK — so you pay taxes only once.
If a UK company employs you, but you live abroad (for example, a secondment), your employer can set you up as a non-resident employee:
Make sure to check with your employer.
You cannot directly use HMRC’s online services to file your tax return.
Your taxes have to be filed either by:
In this case, you might want to read our guide to paying tax on foreign income instead.
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