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A place where one maintains one's primary residence for tax purposes. One proves a domicile by registering to vote, maintaining a driver's license, and/or actually living in the place. It is important to note that one usually but does not always live in the domicile. Indeed, domiciles are somewhat controversial, especially in Britain. This is because many foreign workers claim other places as their domicile in order to avoid taxes on worldwide income. For example, a resident of Britain with a house in Oklahoma may register to vote in Oklahoma and claim this as their domicile. Thus, the resident only pays taxes on income earned in the United Kingdom. Lawmakers have made various suggestions on how to close to loophole but one may still take advantage of it.


Your domicile is your permanent residence, which you demonstrate by using it as your primary home, holding a driver's license using that address, and registering to vote in that district.

Your domicile affects your state and local income taxes, state estate and inheritance taxes, and certain other tax benefits or liabilities.


The place of one's principal residence.

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Sources said that Tahir Meo who has been appointed on contract basis as deputy director building control and land RDA prosecuted his studies in Karachi and used domicile of Karachi.
PESHAWAR -- In view of the ongoing strike by the Patwaris, the KP Government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to issue domicile certificates to the deserving candidates on the basis of production of Form "B" issued by the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) for the time being.
captive domiciles have some form of captive premium taxation, most offshore domiciles impose neither income taxes nor premium taxes.
BAJAUR AGENCY -- The tribesmen of Barang tehsil here on Friday expressed concern over issuance of domicile certificates to the non residents of the agency in large number and demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor and senior officials to take serious notice of the matter.
permanent places of abode and to abandon their domiciles within the
says more than half of captive formations in 2011 were located within the European Union and the United States, increasing the total of onshore domiciles from 35 percent in 1991.
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4 per cent by the end of the third quarter of 2010 from the end of 2009 - firmly establishing Ireland as the European domicile of choice, according to the Irish Funds Industry Association.
Dorner explains that a person becomes a resident of Illinois for purposes of the state income tax when 1) the person is in Illinois for other than a temporary or transitory purpose or 2) the person's domicile is in Illinois, even if the person is absent from the state for a temporary or transitory purpose.
City workers and professionals are here because of their employment and the opportunities in the UK which are hard to duplicate, so no mass exodus is foreseen at present - Resident non domiciles are on the ball and despite the rapid implementation of the new rules which came into force on April 5, the majority of the resident non domicile community have adapted quickly to the fixed charge concept - Lifestyle - resident non domiciles are unwilling to leave the UK solely for tax reasons.
The move to Delaware domiciles is compared to the relative lack of such movement to states such as Nevada which have no corporate income tax.
Popular offshore domiciles include Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, to name a few.