My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am one of the experts on UK tax, I am afraid Baktax has not been on Just Answer for some time, would you like me to assist?if so please advise
1)When did this contract abroad start (so when did you depart from the UK)
2) How many days did you in fact spend in the UK for 2012/2013
3) Had the plan originally been to remain in Spain for longer than March 2013
The answers are as followd
1) contract started 19/03/12 and ended 31/03/13
2) approx 140 days due to my wifes illness
I was paid by a company from singapore
Thanks for your response
Then I am afraid you were never going to be treated as not resident as this contract did not span a full tax year (so for HMRC to award not residency this initial contract would had to have lasted beyond 05/04/2013 which it did not)
So how many days spent in the UK is immaterial as HMRC would not had to take this next step to see if non residency applied.
So, you will need to compete a self assessment tax return for HMRC for 2012/2013 and will be treated as resident, which means your worldwide income for the year will be liable to UK tax, but any Spanish tax suffered can be claimed to offset the UK tax arising (as we have a double taxation agreement with Spain) so in essence you will not be charged twice on the same income, although if the UK tax position is greater than Spain's, then you will have the excess tax to pay to MRC.
Do feel free to ask follow up questions