Be aware that there will be a check-in at Her Majesty`s Revenue and Customs, in case you decide to return to the UK forever within five years! The right to tax a pension is the responsibility of the country of residence. The capital amounts of pension funds are not mentioned. This is remarkable, as there is no «tax liability in the UAE» that poses problems, for example, to people domiciled in Oman, a country without income tax, for the purposes of the UK-Oman DTC. It is also not necessary for a person to spend a certain number of days in the UNITED Arab Emirates, unlike the DTC uk-Kuwait, for example. Conversely, the residence requirements applicable in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the UK-UAE DTC apply a «liable to tax in the UK» test. This is a great advantage for Islamic banks based in the UAE that lend to customers who buy British real estate, who have often been advised to withhold taxes, even if they are not established in the UK. Provisions apply from 1 January 2017 to withholding taxes on sums paid or credited from that date, while other taxes for tax periods (for natural persons) and financial years (for limited registrants) take effect from 1 January 2017 or after 1 January 2017. . .