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Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning: How to Cut Your Tax to Zero (Offshore Tax Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Hadnum
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Book Description

"An authoritative review of the topic" - The Times
"A useful read" - Guardian Unlimited
"A helpful guide to non-resident and offshore tax matters" - The Telegraph

Leaving the UK and becoming non UK resident offers many tax planning benefits. UK income tax, capital gains tax and in some cases inheritance tax can all be avoided. However, as you'd expect there are a number of pitfalls for the unwary.

If you live in the U.K, in many respects this is the ultimate way to slash your tax bill. By becoming non-resident or moving your assets offshore it is possible to cut your tax bill to zero. However, there are also many traps and dangers for the unwary. 

This guide will arm you with the facts needed to avoid these pitfalls and, most importantly, save tax! There are numerous changes that apply from April 2013 and this March 2013 Edition is fully up to date. 

Who should read this book?

This tax book is essential reading for:
  • Anyone considering moving abroad to avoid income tax or CGT
  • Anyone planning to work overseas
  • Anyone returning to the UK after a period of non-residence
  • Non UK domiciliaires planning to live in the UK tax efficiently
What is included in this book?  

Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning is written in plain English and is crammed full of examples and tax planning tips. Subjects covered include:
  • The very latest changes from the March 2013 Budget.
  • How to become non-resident and reduce your tax bill.
  • Details of the new statutory residence test to apply from April 2013.
  • How HMRC treats UK property, work and family if you want to lose UK residence.
  • How you will be able to use the new test to sever your UK ties and avoid UK taxes.
  • How to avoid UK income tax on your salary, interest, dividends, rental income and pensions.
  • Tax efficient investment strategies for non-residents.
  • How business owners can reduce their tax by becoming non-resident.
  • Tax structuring for UK companies if shareholders/directors become non-resident.
  • How to totally avoid paying capital gains tax in the UK and abroad.
  • Important traps to avoid if you want to escape UK capital gains tax and the important changes to these rules from April 2013.
  • NIC planning for UK employees working overseas.
  • Everything you need to know about the 5 year rule for CGT purposes.
  • How to transfer your pension tax free to an overseas scheme (QROPS).
  • The new tax rules for non-domiciled individuals (non-doms) that apply from 2012.
  • ... and how you can use them to keep money offshore and tax free.
  • How to lose your UK domicile and avoid inheritance tax.
  • How non UK domiciliaries can use "Capital and Income" accounts to reduce tax.
  • Changes to the treatment of non-doms from April 2013.
  • Detailed advice for overseas property investors.
  • How to receive tax-free lump sums when you work abroad.
  • Protecting your property investments from the UK taxman when you live or work abroad.
  • How to make the most of Double Tax Relief.
  • How to gain tax benefits from your husband or wife's status.
  • How the taxman keeps track of UK visits using new technology.
  • How to become a Tax Nomad and avoid tax wherever you go.
  • Tax benefits and dangers of offshore trusts.
  • How to distribute money tax efficiently from an offshore trust.
  • Using offshore trusts for asset protection.
  • The pros and cons of using offshore companies.
  • How to make sure your company is non-resident and not taxed in the UK.
  • Changes to the tax treatment of offshore companies from April 2013.
  • All about the anti avoidance rules that can tax UK residents on income and gains from offshore companies/trusts - and how to avoid them.
  • New controlled foreign company (CFC) rules.
  • The benefits of using an international business company - IBC.
  • Other useful offshore structures including the limited liability company (LLC), protected cell company, bearer share company, and foundations.
  • How to take money out of your company in the most tax-efficient manner after you have left the UK.
  • How double tax treaties can be used to save tax.
  • Tax structuring for purchases of UK property.

Product Description

About the Author

Lee Hadnum is a rarity among tax advisers having both legal and chartered accountancy qualifications. After qualifying as a prize winner in the Institute of Chartered Accountants entrance exams, he went on to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and worked for Ernst & Young for several years. Lee is the author of several popular tax guides such as Tax Planning For Company Owners and The World’s Best Tax Havens.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1328 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957602405
  • Publisher:; 13 edition (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #334,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Press Reviews:

"...A helpful guide..." - The Telegraph

"...We suggest you start by reading...Lee Hadnum's authoritative review of the topic" - The Times

"...A useful guide..." - The Guardian

About Lee:

Lee Hadnum LLB FCA CTA is one of the UK's leading tax authors. He is an award winning Chartered Accountant/Chartered Tax Adviser and is the Editor of: and

Lee offers UK and international tax planning information, books, reports and online tax tools to his site members.

Lee is a rarity among tax advisers, having both legal and chartered accountancy qualifications. He studied law at the University of Manchester before training as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). He worked for Ernst & Young for several years in their Entrepreneurial Services department and has been writing tax planning books since 2001.

Lee's books have been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Times and The Guardian.

When he is not writing Lee enjoys travelling as well as watersports and running.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The book is up-to-date, to the point, and yet easy reading. It had exactly what I needed in a simple format that one cant get wrong. All teh other books on this are so long, expensive and miss the basic points.
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5.0 out of 5 stars `How to cut your tax to zero!' 20 Oct. 2013
Lee Hadnum comes to this assignment of providing information on guarding our assets with fine credentials. He is a Law graduate, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has a strong depth of experience in tax and asset protection strategies. He has published many books here on Amazon and I have read several - they are all excellent. Some of them include `The Worlds Best Tax Havens', `Tax Planning For Company Owners', `Tax Planning With Offshore Trusts - The A:Z Guide', `Tax Planning Techniques Of The Rich & Famous', and `Tax Saving Tactics for Non-Doms'.

Lee Haddam has assembled this book about saving money on taxes in that area of expertise most of us think is the purview of only the very wealthy. Tax havens are real and though the twenty five `world's best tax havens' are described in detail and the variations in the laws as far as residency requirements and banking practices of each may vary, the fundamentals are here for our edification. In many respects the ultimate way to slash your tax bill is by becoming a non-resident or moving your assets offshore it is possible to cut your tax bill to zero. However, there are also many traps and dangers for the unwary. This guide will arm you with the facts needed to avoid these pitfalls and, most importantly, save tax! This guide contains all the very latest tax changes.
In this intensively organized yet very easy to read book, NON-RESIDENT AND OFFSHORE TAX PLANING Hadnum gratefully takes the reader by the hand and steadies us to the realities of the world economy today. In his introduction he lays out his purpose: `This guide is designed to help those living or working abroad pay less tax on their UK income and investments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed yet not overwhelming. 7 Jun. 2013
If you do anything other than a standard PAYE job, tax is something which looms large on your horizon at least once a year! Quite naturally, HMRC want to extract as much tax from you as they legally can and, equally obviously, you don't want to pay one penny more tax than you absolutely must.

Lee Hadnum is very well placed to help you with that situation and his advice is both comprehensive and accessible in that the writing style is easily read, making use of understandable case studies whenever the technical detail gets just too complex.

The stance taken by this author is that, obviously, it is both wrong and unwise to attempt tax evasion. However, since it is the law which defines right and wrong in these cases, anything which the law does not prohibit might well be acceptable as a means of reducing 'exposure' to the UK taxation system.

Clearly this book is not sufficiently comprehensive to allow businesses or individuals to create tax strategies but it does contain enough advice that it opens the reader's eyes to possibilities which would then require further research and/or guidance from a tax adviser whose knowledge was absolutely up to date on the constantly shifting ground of tax law.

This book is by no means easy reading for bedtime but if, like me, you have several income streams and investments to think about, it may well be the beginning of a more astute response than simply filling in your tax return and wincing at the demand it generates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, informative, and up to date 21 May 2013
If you need any information on offshore tax planning, this is the book for you. I'll be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about taxes and their accompanying laws. I need someone to hold my hand and walk me through every step of every single process. This book really did that.

Most books and articles I've read assume that you already have a working knowledge of taxes, and after being frustrated at guide after guide that seem to have been written to showcase how clever the author is, Lee Hadnum's book was a breath of fresh air.

This book is very easy to read. The format is very simple, and it is very easy to find what you are looking for quickly. This is a thorough guide, but it does an excellent job of breaking complicated concepts down and explaining them in a way that is easy to understand. There are a lot of chapters, but it is not daunting to read. On the contrary, many of those chapters explain basic concepts and make it much easier to understand the main chapters.

The terms are clearly defined, and you are never left scratching your head as you try to figure out what is being talked about. I really appreciated all the practical advice, too. Many resources are good at providing a plethora of information, but this one also tells you what to do with it as well.

In short, this is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it. It is up to date and very helpful whether you have a head for numbers or not. Whether you need more information on a specific aspect of offshore tax planning or simply need to be set in the right direction, there is something in here for you. Lee Hadnum always advises you to speak with an expert in person, and his guide will help you feel much more confident and able to understand what is going on as you take your first steps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and Easy to Read
For someone who is a non-resident and occasionally needs some advice on how to handle my financial concerns over here, Hadnum's book was useful, as many of his others have been. Read more
Published 13 months ago by John J. Staughton
5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive and current
I’ve read through a few of Lee’s tax planning books now and this one is by far, the most comprehensive. Read more
Published 13 months ago by LESLIE OBRIEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful!
Reading about taxes in different countries of the world is hardly an exciting way to spend an afternoon for most people, but if you or someone you know works in an industry or a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Veritas Vincit
Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning: How to Cut Your Tax to Zero by Lee Hadnum is a “helpful guide to non-resident and offshore tax matters" according to The Telegraph. Read more
Published 13 months ago by the GreatReads!
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm learning how best to hide all the money I don't have!
The entire concept of offshore tax planning is a huge one to wrap your head around but Hadnum really writes this well. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jay Mittener
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Want to Know About Saving on Your Taxes
Lee Hadnum, is the premier go-to guy for income taxes in the UK. He has recently updated this book to include the new tax law changes and has made it even easier to understand. Read more
Published 18 months ago by AD Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Non Resident and Offshore Tax Planning - Lee Hadnum
This is an updated version of a previous book by Lee Hadnum. And this fact is precisely what I like about it, as soon as the tax laws change Mr. Read more
Published 18 months ago by im1rarebird
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and precise
This book focuses on the four major taxes - income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and corporation tax. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Charlie-B
5.0 out of 5 stars An ideal reference
Hadnum sheds light on a difficult subject. I searched for a long time for an adequate source of information about offshore tax planning, before stumbling upon Hadnum's guides--now... Read more
Published 23 months ago by David Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative
Hadnum's book is about how to pay less tax to the UK government, whether or not one lives and works in the country. Read more
Published 23 months ago by James Goulding
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