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Seychelles resident hit with tax demand

Seychelles resident hit with tax demand

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I was appraised of brief details relating to a gentleman who is resident in Seychelles since 1976 and has recently been judged against in court and must now pay backdated tax to HMRC.
Allegedly the Expat was judged to be still resident as his wife and house were in UK and he made occassional visits - irrespective of the number of days he spent in Seychelles.
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By Anthony123
17th Feb 2010 15:53

Gaines Cooper cases

which has already been the subject of substantial litigation as well as the decision which has just been handed down on residence.

Would suggest the full facts of need to be considered in detail before applying it to any client of your client.

If you do not have access to an online tax service search here under his name:

http://www.bailii.org/

 

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By snopes
17th Feb 2010 15:54

This was...

...reported in The Times this morning and should not really have come as a surprise or be unwelcome.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article7029806.ece

 

ebenezer cuckpowder

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By Anthony123
17th Feb 2010 15:55

Sorry

some of the above has been attacked by gremlins! I meant to say you need to read over all the Gaines Cooper cases & the mass of commentary on them (including that which will no doubt follow on the most recent judgement) before applying it to your own client.

Also, the case will surely be appealled to the supreme court.

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By alan.falcondale
17th Feb 2010 16:08

Thanks

Many thanks for that prompt reply. Excellent link to the notes.
Regards.

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By Gina Dyer
19th Feb 2010 10:40

Gaines-Cooper

We have also reported on this recently:

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/topic/tax/tax-residency-test-non-doms-ab...

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/topic/tax/gaines-cooper-ruling-puts-nail...

Incidentally, I know this case quite well because my family comes from Seychelles but not being a tax expert myself I'm probably not much use when it comes to the ins and outs of the law!

 

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