I received a query from one of my client for which I do not have any answer, following is the question and scenario.
He now works outside the uk permanently whilst still being employed by a uk company. He live in Thailand but remain resident of the UK, i.e still paying income tax and nat ins. I managed to get his tax code changed to NT in April 2013
My client had a look at paying tax in Thailand and what is required. He has not been paying British tax since April 2013 and He has been back in the UK no more than 2 weeks this year.
With his job he gets sent anywhere abroad for length of time and its never more than 3 months in any country. Apparently to pay tax in Thailand he needs to be there more than 180 days earning , i think this applies in most countries. (correct me if I'm wrong )
Basically he was never in a place for too long, He works for few weeks/month and go back to Thailand in-between projects. He has a holiday apartment that he rents there long term.
SO HE IS PAYING NO TAX ANYWHERE WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM WITH HMRC?
Ideally He wanted to go on the Thai system and pay their tax, but they make it difficult for someone in his position . There is a lot things that i would need do first like long term visa, work permit, residency in Thai etc…
It would be much appreciated for your time and any comments
Thank you .