Will Coronavirus affect my residence status?
On 30th January the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak. Following this, travel restrictions and quarantine for those showing symptoms of COVID-19 may result in individuals 'over-staying' in the UK for example, if they are unable to return to their home country, which may cause them to become UK tax resident for this tax year.
HMRC will consider the circumstances of each individual case. However, they have issued guidelines that the below circumstances are considered as exceptional.
- are quarantined or advised by a health professional or public health guidance to self-isolate in the UK as a result of the virus
- find yourself advised by official Government advice not to travel from the UK as a result of the virus
- are unable to leave the UK as a result of the closure of international borders, or
- are asked by your employer to return to the UK temporarily as a result of the virus the circumstances are considered as exceptional.
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