We`re here to help you with tax planning. For more information, under what circumstances, please contact us today. The ICAEW assumes no responsibility for the content of a website to which there is a hyperlink from that site. Links are provided “like these” without explicit or tacit guarantee of the information it contains. Please note the full notice on copyright and disclaimer. The method of double taxation “relief” depends on your exact circumstances, the nature of the revenue and the specific wording of the contract between the countries concerned. If you decide to continue with a tax advice or services in the offer, you will receive an offer that will allow you to decide whether you want to continue or not. HMRC has reached an agreement with the Swiss tax authorities. The agreement allows for close cooperation between the UK and Switzerland, and there is an important exchange of information between the two countries. The agreement provides for a historic tax on Swiss funds held by residents in the UK, up to 34% of the balance in an account as of 31 December 2010 or 31 December 2012. UK residents with Swiss accounts may also be subject to a WHT of up to 48% on their accounts. With regard to inheritance tax, Swiss payers are required to withhold 40% tax or to file a declaration if a person dies, as well as other measures. Double taxation can also occur if you live in two countries at the same time.
You can find an example on our page on double stays. Individuals with dual residences in the UK and another country who have a DBA agreement can apply for full or partial tax relief for income. These include bank interest, royalties, most working pensions and pensions. Fortunately, most countries have double taxation conventions. These agreements generally avoid double taxation: if you spend more than 6 months a year in another EU country, you can be considered a tax resident in that country and unemployment benefits transferred by another country may be taxed there. Unemployment benefits under many bilateral tax treaties are only subject to the country of tax residence. International students studying in the UK should be aware that there are specific rules on taxation and national insurance and specific visa requirements. Each case is different and students should turn to the East Student International Affairs Council or go to a professional specializing in international taxation to be sure of their tax debts. Double taxation occurs when local legislation leads to taxes levied on the same income, capital profits or corporate profits in more than one country.