Daughter of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy and wife of UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, fashion designer Akshata Murthy, released statement saying she will not enjoy non-domicile status and will pay tax of the British government on its foreign income. On how things will play out, Akshata said she will pay UK tax on an increasing basis on all of her worldwide income, including dividends and capital gains, whenever that income arises in the world. “These new provisions will begin immediately and will also be applied to the tax year just ended (21-22),” she said. Rishi Sunak, who faced the heat, retweeted his wife’s full statement.
“Since arriving in the UK I have felt more welcomed than I could have ever imagined, both in London and at home in North Yorkshire. It is a wonderful country. , people have asked about my tax arrangements : to be clear i paid tax in this country on my UK income and international tax on my international income is this arrangement completely legal and how many people non-domiciled are taxed in the UK But it has become clear that many do not think it is compatible with my husband’s role as Chancellor,” Akshata said.
Talking about their marriage, Akshata said, “Since Rishi entered parliament, he has not involved himself in my affairs and I left politics to him. When I met him, we were students in high school. 24-year-old trader, living in another country, and had no idea where life would take us,”
“The investment in Infosys is not only financial”
“Rishi has always respected the fact that I am Indian and as proud of my country as he is of his. He never asked me to give up my Indian citizenship, my ties to India or my business, despite how such a decision has simplified things for him politically, he knows that my long-time involvement in Infosys is not only a financial investment, but also a testament to the work of my father, of whom I am incredibly proud, ”wrote Akshata whose wealth exceeds that of Queen Elizabeth II.
“My decision to pay UK tax on all my worldwide income will not change the fact that India remains the country of my birth, my citizenship, my parents’ house and my home. But I also love the United Kingdom,” the statement said.
“During my time here I have invested in British businesses and supported British causes. My daughters are British. They are growing up in the UK. I am so proud to be here,” she added.