Neil MacGillivray: Exploring non-dom rules

75,700 non-dom UK taxpayers

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his billionaire wife Akshata Murty are under fire over the latter's non-domiciled status, so Neil MacGillivray takes a look at the rules in such instances and how many people it applies to....

So, before ‘Party Gate' has even come to a conclusion, we've now got the next big supposed political scandal, the non-domiciled tax status of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty. All news coverage has made it clear that she's not doing anything illegal. She has a tax advantaged position, which according to HMRC for the tax year ending 2020, she shared with an estimated 75,700 other individuals who were non-domiciled UK taxpayers.  Due to the tightening of legislation, this number has been in decline in recent times. In 2008, there were in the region of 100,000 individuals regi...

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