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What happens if I go to live abroad?

You cannot subscribe new monies to an ISA while you are living abroad (unless you are working for the Government or married to/in a civil partnership with someone who does so.), but the ISA will remain in existence and you will still get tax relief on the investments/cash that you hold. In the case of a Shares ISA, you can also continue to buy and sell investments using the cash already in your account or arising from sales.

Once you return to the UK you can start putting money in again, subject to the annual subscription limits.

Submitted on 18th Feb 2019

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