Non-doms pay £9bn in tax, say latest HMRC figures

HMRC-Tax-Form-700x450.jpgNon-domiciled taxpayers in Britain paid more than £9bn to the Exchequer in 2014/15, an increase of 1 per cent from the previous financial year.

Figures released by HMRC yesterday show that 121,300 listed non-doms paid £9.3bn of income, capital gains tax and national insurance.

HMRC has never before released such data about non-doms, according to The Times.

The Government department says 85,400 of the registered non-doms were UK residents in 2014/15, meaning each paid roughly £105,000 in tax.

Non-doms in London and the southeast paid 86 per cent of all this tax.

However, only 5,100 non-doms paid the remittance charge levied on those who have lived in Britain for at least seven years.

In April the Government ended permanent non-dom status for anyone who has lived in the UK for at least 15 out of the past 20 years.

Non-doms are UK residents who claim a different domicile, meaning they pay no tax on this non-UK money unless it is brought into the country.