Carlyle

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  1. I noticed that among the requirements for entering the UK currently are a negative coronavirus test in English, French or Spanish. But not German.   I am not planning to travel myself at the moment or at all in the future (barring some personal tragedy). But I was wondering what would be the best place in Germany to get such a test done to be sure the results are printed out in English?   I know airports do them in English, but can you just rock up to an airport if your flight is not that day (I would not want to risk getting a test on the same day as I fly, in case it comes out unexpectedly positive).   I am not sure if GPs can provide test results in English?    
  2. Coronavirus negative test result in English

    Hi, I did the search function. But I noticed this was in a regional post and I am not in that particular region.   Also, I did not find an answer to my specific question there, although there was much useful additonal information.   I always use the search function and bump up old threads when I can.
  3. Savings account/safe investments

    I am bumping up this thread, rather than starting a new one, as it is the question I wanted to put.   So I have 90 K sitting in Deutsche Bank and 90 K sitting in Commerzbank. I am interested in a super-safe investment (as I am up to my other ears in risky investments).   I used to love timed deposits (say for one week) in European banks, as you still got a decent bit of interest ten years ago. Something along those lines is what I am searching for, i.e. super low-risk and with decent enough access to your money at any time (well, certainly 10% of it). Any suggestions?   [P.S. I toyed with buying a small property, but have not found a summer hut in a location I like, while flats costing around 150 K are the bottom end of the market in cities.]
  4. I will try to be concise with my question. I have been given some recommendations for UK tax advisers, which I will probably employ in the end, but I wanted to ask a general question on here and get some basic pointers.   I have UK citizenship, parents are British. I lived in Europe from 1994 until 2016, then in the UK until August 2020, when I relocated to Germany. Paid tax in UK from 2017 up until the tax return I am currently doing for 2020-21.   I have a long-term investment in gold which is not taxed in Germany, as I understand. I plan to sell out slowly and while I have no problem with paying CGT in the UK (because there is a threshhold, you can split a sale over two tax years, it is not all that much anyway...), I did wonder about how long I would need to reside in Germany until I can basically escape having to pay HMRC anything? Is it five-six years?  
  5. When do you stop becoming a UK domicile?

    Yes, that's the one!   I would need to investigate further, but I believe you get increasing numbers of days with each year in which you are allowed to "holiday" in the UK. Although that is not really relevant to me. I was looking more for that link (thanks) and to hear from anyone who had been in the same boat (i.e. experiences).
  6. When do you stop becoming a UK domicile?

    Yes, you are correct, I meant being a UK tax resident.   I had been reading about domiciles on the HMRC website, included it in the title of the thread, then when I realised it, found that you cannot edit the title.   What I basically am interested in is: how many years can you live in, say, Germany before you can get HMRC off your back completely in terms of paying capital gains tax in the UK?   As I say, I am not fussed about paying per se. I am just interested in hearing the experience of other UK passport-holders on when they no longer needed to file tax returns, inform HMRC of things relevant to CGT, etc. after living several years in Germany? I had the feeling it was somewhere in the region of after five-six years.    
  7. When do you stop becoming a UK domicile?

    Yes, pardon, I meant being a UK tax resident.   I had been reading about domiciles on the HMRC website, included it in the title of the thread, then when I realised it, found that you cannot edit the title.   What I basically am interested in is: how many years can you live in, say, Germany before you can get HMRC off your back completely in terms of paying capital gains tax in the UK?   As I say, I am not fussed about paying per se. I am just interested in when I need no longer file tax returns, inform of things relevant to CGT, etc.?