SPDL wrote:...Or would you advise trying to stay tax resident in the UK, as far as the Greek authorities are concerned?...
SPDL wrote:...I am meeting with George the accountant the day after I was going to try to get my AFM, so I suppose I can enlist his help if I'm having problems.
Get advice from George FIRST
. Get the AFM the day after you meet with George! Stopping getting a problem is relatively easy once he is helping you. Putting it right once the problem has occurred is a total nightmare and in many cases impossible.
If you get registered as tax resident here then you have to declare your worldwide income here and pay tax on it here and that would include your earnings in the UK. You would then need to get double taxation forms from the Greek tax authority, which is also a nightmare, and submit them to HMRC to avoid paying tax in the UK. You would also pay more tax on that income in Greece than you would in the UK. IF you can't manage to prise a double taxation form out of the Greek tax authority then you end up paying full tax here and in the UK on the same income. Is that really what you want to happen?
Getting registered for an AFM is simple but shouldn't be treated as trivial.