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Budget 2008 - Non Doms and Capital Losses

Currently Non-doms do not get the benefit of capital losses on foreign assets as the remittance basis is compulsory for capital gains tax. From 6 April 2008 it will be possible to elect in and out of the remittance basis on a year by year basis.

Legislation will be amended so that Non-doms who have not claimed the remittance basis from 2008/09 will get relief for foreign losses. Those non-doms who do claim the remittance basis will be able to elect into a regime that gives them relief for foreign losses in the UK in the years they are taxed on an arising basis. The election will be irrevocable and will require disclosure of unremitted capital gains.



Date: 13th March, 2008
Author: Liz Cuthbertson


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