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Residence, Domicile and Remittance Basis Manual

Residence: Personal Allowances: Non-Resident Individuals who are entitled to Personal Allowances up to 5 April 2010

For tax years up to 5 April 2010 personal allowances are due if the individual, who is not resident for a whole tax year, comes within one or more of the following categories

  • a Commonwealth* citizen (which includes a British citizen)
  • a national of any European Economic Area (EEA) state, that is
  • Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • and also, for tax years from 2004-05 onwards, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
  • a person who is or has been employed in the service of the Crown
  • a person who is employed in the service of any United Kingdom missionary society
  • a person who is employed in the service of any territory under the protection of Her Majesty
  • a person who is resident in the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
  • persons who have previously resided within the United Kingdom and are resident abroad for the sake of their health or that of any member of their family resident with them
  • a widow whose late husband, or a widower whose late wife, was in the service of the Crown
  • if a not resident individual does not come within one of the categories above but claims personal allowances follow the guidance in RDRM10320 

*Refer to RDRM10335 for a list of countries whose citizens are Commonwealth or British citizens