Country of income - how is it defined for online services

void

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This post Becoming a Digital Nomad - Advice Please mentions that it's significant where is the most of your income coming from. And this note gave me a bit new perspective.
Say I'm sitting in my living room in EU and making money by betting on Asian sport bookmakers and a few licensed in Malta and some in the UK.
Where is my income coming from actually?
Does the answer have any tax-related implications?
Would it help somehow to end my tax residency in EU in the same case if I'd spend more than half a year traveling the world?
 

void

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The post I linked says (not sure if correctly or not) that tax residency is influenced by the fact where the most of income comes from. Hence my question...
 

Martin Everson

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Say I'm sitting in my living room in EU and making money by betting on Asian sport bookmakers and a few licensed in Malta and some in the UK.
Where is my income coming from actually?
Does the answer have any tax-related implications?
Would it help somehow to end my tax residency in EU in the same case if I'd spend more than half a year traveling the world?
Who cares where your income is coming from...lol. Even if income came from planet Mars the tax authority in the country where you are sat is where you will pay taxes unless you are a resident non-domicile for example.

The post I linked says (not sure if correctly or not) that tax residency is influenced by the fact where the most of income comes from. Hence my question...
No its not.
 

PeterOS

New Member
Who cares where your income is coming from...lol. Even if income came from planet Mars the tax authority in the country where you are sat is where you will pay taxes unless you are a resident non-domicile for example.



No its not.
Hi, Martin.

If was was to set up an offshore company in the Seychelles, offering an online IT consultancy service and spending no more than 3/4 months in different European countries each year, am I correct in thinking that any tax payments would be payable to the Seychelles?

Thanks for your help.
 

Admin

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am I correct in thinking that any tax payments would be payable to the Seychelles?
No that is not correct. Actually you will have to resign from your current country in order to avoid to pay taxes there even though you travel as you wrote.
 

PeterOS

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No that is not correct. Actually you will have to resign from your current country in order to avoid to pay taxes there even though you travel as you wrote.
Hi and thanks for your reply. If I were not in the UK for more than three months for a number of years, would that be considered as resigning from the UK?
 

Martin Everson

Offshore Consultant
Business Angel
Hi and thanks for your reply. If I were not in the UK for more than three months for a number of years, would that be considered as resigning from the UK?
Did you inform HMRC or complete a P85 form and let HMRC know you left the UK? In any case you can checkout the UK statutory residency test below.

 

PeterOS

New Member
Hi, Martin.

Not yet, but I read that people are automatically non UK resident if they spend less than 91 days per year in the UK and are working 35 hours + abroad of which 31 days or less are spent working in the UK.

It also says on the HMRC website ( I think) that if you are non UK resident, you only pay taxes on income earned in the UK (didn't see any mention of 35 + hours).
 

Admin

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Did you inform HMRC or complete a P85 form and let HMRC know you left the UK? In any case you can checkout the UK statutory residency test below.

See that's exactly what I thought would be applicable in the UK as well as most other European countries. Where I live it's very easy, just go online and declare that you are gone, takes 5 min. and you are out.
 

Martin Everson

Offshore Consultant
Business Angel
Hi, Martin.

Not yet, but I read that people are automatically non UK resident if they spend less than 91 days per year in the UK and are working 35 hours + abroad of which 31 days or less are spent working in the UK.

It also says on the HMRC website ( I think) that if you are non UK resident, you only pay taxes on income earned in the UK (didn't see any mention of 35 + hours).
Follow the guidance given in document above and you will be ok.
 

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