Nicholas Auld

“I’m sure I’m not the only one who usually works overseas, who found themselves stuck in the UK during most of 2020/21 due to COVID 19 travel restrictions and employer policy.

The HMRC Statutory Residence Tests relating to allowable UK days are difficult enough to follow, but to realise that being forced to stay in the UK through no fault of my own could potentially mean full UK tax due on everything, was a really difficult position to face.

The Private Client International Tax team at AAB have looked after my tax affairs for many years now and they were quick to step in and carefully work through the particular border closures and employer instructions which had directly impacted my ability to work overseas. They applied their detailed findings to HMRC’s “Exceptional Circumstances COVID 19” guidance and created a workable plan for me to remain non UK tax resident.

Their advice literally saved me thousands in UK tax costs and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who has been impacted in the same way.”

- Nicholas Auld