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I am about to make a decision whether to move to from the UK

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Hi There,
I am about to make a decision whether to move to from the UK to the US [CA] for 2 years to support my company as they grow their operations globally. I will be getting an L1 visa and will spend around 70% of my time in the US and the rest of the time in Europe or Asia. Additionally i have a good amount of equity in the company i work for any they are likely to sell while i am in the US. Can you please help me understand if i will be able to maintain a UK residency and by Tax in the UK rather than in the US.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Angie replied 1 year ago.

Based on what you have told me...it appears you will be subject to US tax.

You can maintain your residency in the UK, however because you will be spending the majority of time in the US, you will be considered a "tax resident".

There are a couple of tests that you can meet to determine your status....

I recommend this E-Book to provide you the information you are looking for.....specifically page 8 which states that if you are in the US 183 days in one year (or three years) you are considered a tax resident of the US.....

Unfortunately, this is probably not the answer you were hoping for... but unless you substantially limit your presence in the USA, you will be subject to taxation.

Expert:  Angie replied 1 year ago.

http://www.gtn.com/US_Taxation_of_Foreign_Nationals.pdf

Expert:  Angie replied 1 year ago.

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