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Can you be a Citizen of 2 countries??

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29 Jun 12 #339852 by finallyhere
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Hi All,

Just wondered if anyone knew the answer to this question...

Can you be a British Citizen (by birth) and also a national of another non-EU country? Purely for the purposes of avoiding paying tax on earnings? His father was from this non eu country and he holds a passport for that country (although he did not get it through ofofficial means - friends in high places)

Ex says he''s undertaking ''research'' for a company abroad unpaid as a national of that country. He spends alot of time in London and has money to burn nowadays after being on JSA for nearly 9 months.

His attempt to frustrate the whole CSA process.

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29 Jun 12 #339878 by Reddit
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It is possible to hold dual citizenship yes and yes it is used to avoid paying tax - there''s a lot of celebrities do just that.

As regards tax, it is not so simple. Usually tax is paid to the country of residence or simply to the country in which one works.
Some countries (USA is one) requires it''s citizens to pay tax on their global earning wherever they were accrued and whatever the country of residence.

In this case, if the "work" is being done here the tax is due here, wherever it is paid. If the "work" is being done abroad the tax is incurred abroad. If this person is working here the tax should be paid here.

This is over simplified but gives you the gist.

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02 Jul 12 #340457 by finallyhere
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Thanks reddit, that makes perfect sense. I think he is trying to pull a fast one with the Inland Revenue as well as the CSA.

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02 Jul 12 #340513 by JamesLondon
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If he is registered as resident in the non EU country and his employer is based there and his salary is paid into an account there then there is no earnings visible to HMRC. He is saying that it is unpaid. I cannot see what the CSA can do for you.

The CSA are notoriously bad at chasing up even UK nationals who complicate claims by registering for residence overseas.

In most cases the moment you show the CSA that you are now resident overseas they close the claim for child support. They have little powers outside the UK and that extends to even EU members.

Good luck

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02 Jul 12 #340519 by Reddit
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Another thought. If this person has diplomatic accreditation, the rules are different. It would help to know the specifics of the case.

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02 Jul 12 #340538 by finallyhere
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No he''s just a NRP who doesnt want to support his kids post divorce.

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16 Oct 12 #361344 by finallyhere
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Fuming.......

Had a call from the CSA to update me on my current case for child maintenance. She said that the "CSA are satisfied" that ex, who works and lives in the UK does not have to pay one single solitary bean of his income because the company for which he works is outside the UK. So Im to get a nil assessment through the post in a few days. Think I''ll use it for bog roll.

How on earth can UK law allow that?? I astounded that someone who lives here all year round, is a british citizen and who doesn''t spend long periods of time out of the country, doesnt have to pay tax or NI in the country he resides.

That''s one hell of a loop hole for an NRP who wants to get away with not paying Child support.

So angry right now.

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