Despite reading many articles on this Forum, I still find myself bemused by the double taxation and where to declare your income.
Ten years ago when I moved to Cyprus I completed the necessary forms including the DT Form from HMRC. I have my military pension paid and taxed over here. I also have a UK property which I declare on my UK Self assessment form.
It was all going smoothly until I got a job here with a UK firm that pays from the UK. I am now getting taxed at source (UK) for this income.
In order for me to get taxed by Cyprus, HMRC advised me to complete another DT form. And thatís when the can of worms was opened. When I went to the Cyprus tax office to get the form signed they informed me that I had been completing the self assessment forms incorrectly and should have declared my rental income. They have asked me to resubmit all my tax forms again declaring every bit of income even the income I have declared in the UK.
I am now confused as to what I should be doing. It seems silly to have to complete another DT form but is this right?
Sorry for the long winded post but if anyone could point me in the direction of a decent tax advisor/accountant, Iíd really appreciate it.
UK rental income is liable to tax in UK but as far as I'm aware, the DT agreement only means you will not be doubly taxed in Cyprus on this income. As the rental income is discounted by your UK tax allowance, you should declare the same income here in Cyprus. I'd recommend a gent called Div Bedi who is a UK chartered accountant and also Cyprus registered. He can go back over your UK and Cyprus returns and correct the error. He's a fully qualified accountant so don't expect 'backstreet' rates.
He's helped many of my clieents with similar UK / Cyprus tax issues
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