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An Expat lives outside their country of origin. They may do this for work or personal reasons. An Expat usually has more complicated tax obligations.

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An Expat, short for expatriate, is an individual who lives outside their native country. This may be for work or personal reasons.

If an Expat has relocated for work reasons, it increases the complexity of their tax situation. In the UK, if the individual is declared a UK tax resident, they will be charged UK taxes on all UK income and foreign income. If they are declared as a UK non-resident Taxpayer, they will only have to pay UK taxes on UK income.

The existence of Double Taxation Agreements ease difficulty for expats as they focus on making sure the same income is not taxed twice. This helps encourage international trade and migration.

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