Rishi turns on Boris over leaks about non-dom wife Akshata Murty

Apr 09, 2022 View Original Article
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57% : The revelations came on the very day that Mr Sunak asked working Britons and their employers to pay an extra 1.25p in every pound for National Insurance.
55% : Specifically - how many millions in tax might his wife Akshata Murty have saved thanks to her coveted status as a 'non-dom' - domiciled abroad for tax purposes but resident in Britain, with all the advantages that life in these islands confers?
52% : (This week, the couple were reported to have donated at least £100,000 to the public school in Hampshire.)
51% : The status is often used by the super-wealthy to save thousands or even millions of pounds in tax.
51% : The Chancellor himself is said to have four cars, including a high-spec Range Rover costing about £94,000, a top-of-the-range Lexus and BMW, both kept in California - and a more humble Volkswagen Golf, which was the only one he thought to mention in Parliament)Capital gains, income, inheritance - you name it, if the cash is earned abroad, the Treasury doesn't see a penny of tax on it, even though she has made her life here along with her public servant husband.
47% : The chancellor thinks the disclosure of his wife's tax status on the day he increased national insurance was a 'co-ordinated attack', according to the Times.
47% : But her non-dom status means she was not liable for tax on overseas earnings, including dividends from her father's company that reportedly came to £11.6million last year.
46% : Ms Murty, who is wealthier than the Queen as heiress to her father's IT firm, is registered as non-domiciled for UK tax purposes, a legal way to avoid paying taxes in Britain on overseas income.
46% : This entirely legal structure allows them to reduce taxes paid in India.
44% : Sunak himself has hammered ordinary families with manifesto-breaking tax rises, hiking the overall tax burden to the highest since the far-Left government of Clement Attlee after the War - while simultaneously, it appears, standing by as his own family avoided perhaps millions in taxes themselves.
43% : In a short statement Akshata, worth £200million more than a year ago, insisted she pays taxes on all UK income and said the set-up is required because she is an Indian citizen.
42% : A spokesman for Miss Murty was unwilling to say where she pays tax on her foreign earnings, but played down suggestions she could be using tax havens to minimise her liability, adding: 'Since it is all above board there is no need for further details.'
41% : Additional reporting Calum MuirheadNews about Rishi Sunak's wife's finances just fuels the idea that taxes are for little people...
40% : Or as the notorious American hotelier and socialite Leona Helmsley once put it, 'taxes are for the little people'.
36% : But the revelations are embarrassing for the Chancellor in a week when he has raised taxes for millions of working people.
31% : Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry today accused Ms Murty of 'taking advantage' of her decision to claim non-domicile status to avoid paying taxes.
31% : Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry today accused Ms Murty of 'taking advantage' of her decision to claim non-domicile status to avoid paying taxes.

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