Tycoon threatens to quit UK in non-dom furore

Irish paper tycoon Dermot Smurfit is considering relocating to Monte Carlo or
Switzerland if the
introduces its promised changes to the tax treatment of non-domiciled residents
in the UK.

‘If these changes come in, I would probably leave the UK,’ he he told
The Daily Telegraph. ‘I have contributed huge amounts to the country
and pay significant taxes, about £150,000 a year. If they bring these changes
in, it’s goodbye, thanks very much. They would end up with nothing.’

Smurfit, who has a share in a family fortune estimated at half a billion
pounds, is currently chairman of paper group,
He has lived in the UK as a non-domiciled resident for 20 years.

He said both he and a number of his friends had investigated moving to Monte
Carlo and Switzerland, where the tax rules for resident foreigners are more

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