An American in London? Sounds like a blockbuster film, but if you are indeed an American citizen in the UK, then you need to make sure your stay here isn’t a flop when it comes to tax.

As experts in both US and UK tax regimes, we are adept at helping people to get things right.

For example, we work with people who have been across the pond to the US, obtained citizenship, and then returned to these shores.

Much of our time is spent helping professionals who come from the US to work in the UK. That means their tax affairs are often complex and they need to file the right returns, in the right place, at the right time.

If you’re an American in the UK, whether that’s permanently or on a temporary secondment, we’re here to help.

We’ll ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and that there are no surprises if you return to America.

How do we help?

  • We will evaluate your US and UK reporting obligations and ensure that you are compliant by completing the necessary returns
  • We will help you to minimise your tax obligations in a legal and compliant way
  • We understand how the UK and US laws deal with investment income and capital gains and will advise accordingly
  • We will advise you on the timing of tax payments and the interaction between UK and US deadlines
  • Help you plan the timing of a capital event, for example, a house sale or business sale
  • Advice on the taxation of pensions plans.
  • We ensure that your UK and US affairs will be looked after by the same people, delivering a coherent strategy and comprehensive service

In short, we’ll remove the financial stress that comes with working overseas, allowing you to focus on your career, family and lifestyle. With us on board, you can rest assured that financial issues won’t be taxing.

Finally, if you return to the US, we can continue our working relationship.

Click here to find out more about what we do.

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What our clients say

As an American residing in London, I have complex tax requirements having to file both in the USA along with the UK.

Satis Tax has not only undertaken this massive assignment with rigour, but more importantly, it has been the very personal engagement and insightful counselling that has shaped the relationship beyond the professional requirement. Their work undertaken has been flawless in its execution. Without hesitation I would recommend their services to all those that require a level of professionalism that goes beyond a remit.


Ross Badger, and now his team at Satis Tax, has been handling my US and UK tax affairs for almost 25 years. Aside from the high quality of the firm’s work and its tireless effort to ensure that tax planning in both jurisdictions is as efficient as permissible, what I have particularly liked is the unstinting personal service that Ross and his colleagues provide. But, perhaps, the best indication of my satisfaction with Satis’ work is the numerous clients I have referred to the firm all of whom have been equally happy with their experience.


Although tax time is no fun for most people Satis Tax makes it easy and painless. Their knowledge of both US and UK tax requirements along with their quick response to queries has enabled me to spend more time on other pressing issues.

Phoenix, AZ

One or more of the Satis Tax principals has been handling my personal taxes, both US and UK, for over 35 years. That fact speaks for itself. Several aspects of Satis' work impress me: 1) Thorough understanding of both the UK and USA tax systems; 2) Attention to detail; 3) A conservative approach combined with an appreciation that for the client "every dollar/pound matters" when it comes to limiting one's tax liabilities.


Having decided to emigrate to the U.S., I was completely unprepared for how complex the interaction between the UK and US tax systems would be. From initial tax planning advice prior to emigrating, several subsequent complex business transactions, to filing both our UK and US annual returns, I’ve always felt assured that Satis have a complete understanding of the complexities of the tax regulations. This has freed us from the worry of tax compliance in both countries. Over and above keeping us complaint, they have been an invaluable sounding board when we have found ourselves facing personal decisions that have had tax consequences through the years we have been living in the US.