Where’s My Personal Allowance Gone?

If you’re filling out your self-assessment as a non-resident, and wondering where your personal allowance has gone, read on…

You won’t automatically get a personal allowance if you’re not resident in the UK.

This HMRC page will give you more detail along with a claim form that you can possibly use if you hold a British passport or you’re an EEA citizen: https://www.gov.uk/tax-uk-income-live-abroad/personal-allowance

‚ÄčThere are also provisions under Double-Taxation Agreements with some other countries that will automatically add back your personal allowance. Boxes 15 and 16 on the SA109 form ask about this.

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