Visiting Fellow

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  • #20721
    debbieh
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    We have been contacted by the liable person who is a Colonel in the Taiwanese air force. He is currently living in the UK with his wife. He is an Honorary visiting fellow undertaking research at a local university. This is an honorary unpaid post renewable each year. I can find nothing in the regulations that allow us to make the property exempt from CTax neither can I find any disregard that applies, however he is adamant that he should not pay CTax and has stated that others he knows who have visited the UK as visiting fellows have not had to pay CTax. These people did not live in our area.Have I interpreted the regulations correctly or am I missing something?

    #3388
    Mikeb2
    Participant

    I’m no Ctax specialist but why would he think hs is exempt?

    I’d say its up to this ‘fellow’ to state [b:d3c7bad3ae]why [/b:d3c7bad3ae]he thinks he is exempt…

    ‘I know someone who did not have to pay’ is not enough. 😉

    #3389
    pauldean
    Participant

    I can only assume he wants to apply for either Class P or Class V exemption. Although I dont think he will get class p as taiwan isnt in the list of countries under the visiting forces action (i think!?)

    Class V is for diplomats so maybe he qualifies under this??

    #3390
    Mikeb2
    Participant

    I’ve dug around a little because I just had a class P exemtion pop up in my workload:

    I have dealt with Class P exemption granted on the basis of the NATO 1952 Act. (Article X was quoted). Part I of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 is also quoted in Ctax legislation( The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Amendment) Order 1992).

    No mention of Taiwan (ROC) though. 🙄

    #3391
    debbieh
    Participant

    I had considered class P but he does not meet the qualifying conditions and he is not a diplomat so class v does not apply either. I was pretty sure that he would be liable to pay full charge but he is adamant others have not. I can only assume that if what he tells me is true, the other visiting fellows were awarded exemptions or discounts incorrectly (possibly treated as students).I will write and advise him and of course he can go to appeal.

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