Definition of non-dom in English:



  • A person who lives in a country but is not legally domiciled in it, in some cases obtaining tax advantages in the country of residence.

    ‘non-doms would become liable to a flat rate annual levy’
    as modifier ‘people claiming non-dom tax status’
    • ‘The Home Secretary claimed it was "unpatriotic" for the Tories to take money - Lord Ashcroft has given 4.5 million - from a non-dom.’
    • ‘As the row over the peer's tax status escalated, he admitted that he learned that his close friend was a "non-dom" only a few months ago.’
    • ‘Mr Cameron pointed out that Lord Paul, the Labour peer and close friend of Gordon Brown, was also a non-dom.’
    • ‘He has still failed to answer the key question: is Lord Ashcroft a non dom, yes or no?’
    • ‘Lord Paul, the steel tycoon who is a non-dom, announced he would stop giving donations to labour if the law went through.’
    • ‘This has fuelled the repeated questions from critics over whether he was a non-dom.’
    • ‘He would raise money by taking a flat levy from the "non doms" and use it to push the inheritance tax threshold up to 1 million.’
    • ‘Restrictions on "non doms" would also hit the Tories.’
    • ‘If he is a non dom, Cameron's tax plan will not catch him.’
    • ‘The world of the super-rich non-dom is a truly absorbing place.’
    • ‘Brown had previously promised 'swift action' to tighten up the arrangements surrounding Britain's 'non doms' who only pay tax on income earned in this country.’
    • ‘Put another way a non-dom who has lived in the UK for five years until April will only be let off the annual 30,000 charge for another two years.’
    • ‘It is believed that senior Treasury officials have privately concluded that "non doms" would leave Britain rather than pay tax if the system were changed.’
    • ‘My view has been simple - perhaps I am one of the most open people about the fact that I am non-dom.’
    • ‘It's also the Conservative Party asking perfectly legitimate questions about whether Lord Paul, who is a big donor to the Labour Party, is a non-dom.’
    • ‘Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative donor and vice-chairman, has said he is a "non-dom" for tax purposes.’
    • ‘Asked when he was aware that the peer was a non-dom, he told the BBC Radio's World Tonight: "Over the last few months I knew about that."’
    • ‘Although his family had an estimated wealth of 1.5 billion last year, he is a "non-dom" who does not pay tax on his overseas earnings.’