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Income Tax for NRI’s

Non-Resident Indian (NRI) means an individual being a citizen of India or a person of Indian origin who is not a resident in India. If a person or either of his parents or either of his grandparents, was born in undivided India, then that person is deemed to be of Indian origin. Residential status of an individual is determined for each financial year on the basis of his number of days of stays in India.

An individual will be resident in India in a previous year, if he satisfies any of the below 2 conditions,

  • Is in India for a period of 182 days or more in that previous year OR
  • Is in India for a period of 60 days or more in that previous year AND he has been in India within four years immediately preceding that previous year for a period adding to 365 days or more.

Condition second for checking residential status is not applicable for Indian citizen who leaves India during the previous year for employment or as a crew member of an Indian ship OR for Indian citizen or person of Indian origin who being outside India, comes on a visit to India in any previous year. That is in these two cases, an individual will be resident if he is in India for 182 days or more.

Which Income is Taxable for Non-Resident of India?

Any income which is received or deemed to received or accrue or arises or deemed to accrue or arises in India by a person or on behalf of that person is included in total income of that person and liable to tax in India. Income earned by Non-resident outside India is not taxable in India.

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FAQ

Is NRI liable to income tax in India ?

In India, a person is liable to pay income in India when he is earning in India. So in case of NRI is liable to pay income tax in India when his/her Income is accrued or generated in India.

When should income tax return is filed by an NRI in India ?

NRI should file an income tax return in India as per laws when his gross total income exceeds Rs. 2.5 Lakhs for any financial year.

What is the last date for an NRI for filing income tax return ?

The last date for filing income tax return is the 31st july of the assessment year for those whose accounts are not need to be audited.

Whether NRIs foreign income is taxable in India ?

NRI income earned in india is taxable in India, if NRI earned income in foreign is not taxable in India because as per indian laws the income which is accrued in India is only taxable in India.

Is aadhaar card number is necessary for NRI too ?

No, aadhar card number is only for resident and as per law, NRI are not a resident of India.

Who is an NRI as per income tax act ?

NRI is the person who is permanently reside outside India but he is Person of Indian Origin (PIO). NRI are those who is indain citizens but residing outside india.