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by Staff reporter
07 April 2022
Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty defends non-dom tax status

Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty defends non-dom tax status

The wife of Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed she has non-domiciled status, meaning she does not have to pay UK tax on income earned outside of Britain.

Akshata Murty, the daughter of an Indian billionaire, said she pays all tax that she is legally required to in the UK.

But Labour said it was “staggering” that the Chancellor's family may be benefitting from tax reduction schemes.

Responding to a report in The Independent, Ms Murty's spokeswoman confirmed that “according to British law, Ms Murty is treated as non-domiciled for UK tax purposes.

“She has always and will continue to pay UK taxes on all her UK income,” she said.

Murty, who holds an Indian passport, married Sunak in 2009. Her father NR Narayana Murty founded the IT services company Infosys.

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