Do I have to pay UK tax on the pay-out?

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    I left London on 5 May 2010 to work full time for a Danish company in Copenhagen. My own UK-based company ceased at that time, and I received a capital payment on 30 November 2010. As I received that money after I left the UK permanently, do I have to pay UK tax on the pay-out?

     

    Unfortunately yes. Although you may be regarded as not resident in the UK for income tax purposes from 5 May 2010, you do have to pay UK capital gains tax on the gain made in November 2010. The tax year is not split for capital gains tax, as it can be for income tax. If you are resident in the UK in any part of the tax year, you are taxed in the UK on gains made in that tax year, even if the gain is made after you have left the UK permanently.

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