UK Tax Advice for Australian Expats

Whether you're considering a move from Australia or are already enjoying life in the UK, we're here to help you navigate the complexities of tax regulations.

Mark specialises in providing comprehensive tax advice for Australians living in the UK working in partnership with counterpart experts in Australia.

Mark Noakes FCCA, Tax Residency Specialist, Chartered Certified Accountant

Tax Residency Specialist, Chartered Certified Accountant

Mark Noakes FCCA

I'm an experienced tax and accounting specialist with over 21 years in the field, focusing on tax residency and high earner self-assessments. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Macquarie University, Sydney, where I achieved distinction in Australian Tax Law.

After returning to the UK in 2003, I earned my Chartered status and became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). My expertise particularly benefits UK resident non-domiciled individuals navigating tax obligations between the UK and Australia. I maintain strong relationships with tax law advisors in Australia, assisting clients with the intricacies of cross-border income declaration.

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Understanding your UK tax responsibilities as an Australian

Australian tax tesidency living in the UK

Australian tax residents moving to the UK face specific tax considerations. Mark can help you navigate the intricacies of tax residency rules, ensuring you comply with UK tax laws and clarify your tax status. This is applicable to both Australians considering the move and those that are already living in the UK.

UK tax residency as an Australian

Once you arrive in the UK, determining your tax residency is crucial. We can advise you on the Statutory Residence Test and on the potential for Split Year treatment, ensuring you only pay tax for the period you live in the UK. This is critical for understanding your tax obligations.

Key changes and benefits to UK tax residency

Youth Mobility Scheme visa updates

For young Australians, the Youth Mobility Scheme now allows individuals aged up to 35 to live and work in the UK for up to three years. This extension offers a fantastic opportunity to explore, work, and potentially settle in the UK with greater flexibility.

Australia Double Taxation Agreement

The Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Australia and the UK ensures you aren’t taxed twice on the same income. This agreement simplifies tax matters for Australians earning in the UK, making financial planning more straightforward.

Company formation and self-employment in the UK as an Australian

Setting up and managing a limited company in the UK can be an attractive option for Australian expats. We can provide assistance with company formation, advice on applying for a National Insurance number along with optimising your income through salary and dividend strategies. Our tailored advice helps you achieve your business goals while ensuring compliance with local tax laws.

UK self-assessment tax returns as an Australian

Many Australians working in the UK will need to complete a self-assessment tax return. We guide you through this process, ensuring you take advantage of all applicable deductions and avoid common pitfalls.

Special considerations for non-domiciled residents

If you are living in the UK but are not considered domiciled, different rules may apply, especially concerning foreign income. We can help you understand if the remittance basis of taxation is beneficial for your situation, potentially saving you significant amounts in taxes.

Returning to Australia: UK tax planning

Planning your return to Australia? We can assist with tax planning to ensure a smooth transition. From claiming potential tax refunds for overpayments to strategic company closure using Business Asset Disposal Relief, we can smooth out your financial return when moving back to Australia.

If considering a move from the UK, our trusted partner Murphy Tax based in Sydney can assist on the financial implications and responsibilities you may have after you’ve made the move to Australia.

Why choose Eastfield Accountants?

Mark at Eastfield Accountants is here to make your transition and stay in the UK as financially beneficial and stress-free as possible.

Take control of your tax situation by contacting Mark for personalised guidance navigating the intricate tax landscapes of the UK and Australia, ensuring clarity on your unique tax position.


Related services

See below for other related services we provide to fully support your financial needs.

  • Capital Gains Tax Advice
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Trust Tax Returns
  • Company Formations
  • Self Assessment Tax Returns
  • Non-Resident Tax Returns

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Capital Gains Tax Advice

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Obtain valuable insights and expert guidance on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) with our dedicated advisory services. We offer comprehensive assessments and tailored advice to help you minimise tax liabilities and maximise your returns. Trust us to provide reliable and approachable CGT advice, ensuring you make informed financial decisions for optimal outcomes.

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Corporate Tax Planning

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Optimise your corporate tax position with our expert planning services. We provide tailored strategies to minimise tax liabilities, maximise deductions, and enhance overall tax efficiency for your business. Trust us to deliver comprehensive and effective corporate tax planning solutions, helping you achieve your financial goals.

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Trust Tax Returns

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Ensure compliance and accuracy with our comprehensive trust tax return services. We understand the unique tax requirements and regulations related to trusts and will handle your tax return preparation meticulously. Trust us to manage your trust tax returns with precision, allowing you to meet your obligations and maintain trust compliance efficiently. Focus on managing your trust while we take care of the tax compliance process.


Company Formations


Simplify the process of establishing your company with our professional company formations service. We will guide you through the intricacies of company formation, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and streamlining the administrative procedures. Trust us to handle the necessary documentation, registrations, and filings, allowing you to focus on building your business. Let us take the hassle out of company formations and set the foundation for your success.


Self Assessment Tax Returns


Effortlessly navigate the self-assessment process with our reliable services. We ensure accurate submissions and maximise your tax savings. Trust us to handle your self-assessment tax returns, providing peace of mind and efficient compliance.

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Non-Resident Tax Returns

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Navigating the complexities of tax obligations in the UK as a non-resident can be daunting. We are able to provide expert advice and services for non-UK residents ensuring that you comply with UK tax regulation.