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"Non-Resident" is a person who is not Resident in India. The residential status of an individual in a given year determines whether the individual is Resident or Non-Resident for that given year.Thus, the residential status of an individual needs to be determined every year. For more details, read.
You are considered as "Resident in India" for a financial year if you stayed in India -
Therefore, you are a Non-Resident if you do not fulfil any of the above conditions.
The answer is YES. After you have determined your residential status, the next step is to identify whether your income is taxable or not in India as per your residential status determined under Income Tax Act,1961.
Generally, you need to file your Income Tax Returns if:
No. You are not required to be physically present to file & verify your income tax returns. You can file income tax return online from anywhere in the world. You can now e-verify your ITR from anywhere . You can send signed copy of ITR-V to the CPC Income Tax Department, Bengaluru or e-verify the same within 30 days from the date of filing your ITR.
Yes. The basic exemption limit is available to a non-resident as well. However, if your income consists of Short Term Capital Gains [section 111A] or Long Term Capital Gains only, then such exemption is not available as they are taxed at special rates. Similarly, if your income is only from such other incomes which are taxed at special rates like Winning from lottery, then basic exemption limit will not be available.
|Deductions Allowed||Deductions Not Allowed|
Investment in Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS)
Interest paid on Education loan
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Deduction for maintenance including medical treatment of dependant handicapped as defined under the section
Payments made in the form of eligible Donations
Deduction for medical treatment of dependant handicapped (as certified by a prescribed specialist)
Interest on Savings Bank Account
Deduction allowed to a taxpayer who himself suffers from disability
Rental income from property in India is considered as income accrued in India and taxable in India irrespective of residential status. Thus, rental income is taxable for NRI. Basic exemption limit of Rs. 2.5 lakh is applicable on this.
Yes,If your tax liability is ₹ 10,000 or more in a financial year, then you are required to pay advance tax. Advance Tax has to be paid quarterly as per the given due dates. If however, you fail to pay advance tax as per the due dates given by the government, then interest under Section 234B and Section 234C will be applicable.
In case your property is 3 years (2 years from F.Y 2017-18) old, then long term capital gain will arise on the event of sale. On such gains, tax is payable @ 20% .However, you can reduce your tax liability using investment options given under various provisions to save yourself from payment of capital gain tax.
Tax implications for NRIs are also applicable in the case of inheritance. In case the property has been inherited, remember to consider the date of purchase of the original owner for calculating whether it’s a long term or a short term capital gain. In such a case the cost of the property shall be the cost to the previous owner.
Profit/Loss arises on shares sold after 12 months from the date of purchase are long term in nature. In case, there is a profit and STT is paid then, the profit is fully tax-free as per section 10(38) of Income Tax Act,1961. Please check if there is a limit of 1 lakh
As per the tax laws in India, you need to first determine your residential status. If you fall under the Non Resident category then all the provision which are applicable to a Non Resident will be applicable on you as well. Thus if, your overseas income is transferred to your NR account in India, then it will not be taxable, if your residential status is NRI.
Any interest earned on the deposit in an NRE account is exempt under section 10(4)(ii) for an individual who is a ‘person resident outside India’ as per the FEMA,1999, or who is a person permitted by the Reserve Bank of India to maintain the aforesaid account. Thus, if you are NRI & permitted to open such account, your interest income is completely tax-free.But when you become a Resident – then interest earned on NRE accounts shall be taxable for you.
The interest earned on any type of NRO bank account is taxable.
Interest earned on NRE fixed deposit is tax-free in India. However, Interest from FD in NRO account taxable in hands of NRI.
By Filing income tax return you can claim refund of excess tax paid .
Income earned and recieved outside India is not taxable in India. However, any income earned or accrued or recieved in India is taxable as per income tax slab rate.
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement or DTAA is an agreement entered between two countries which aims to avoid taxation of the same income in both countries. For claiming the DTAA benefit in India assessee needs to present Tax Residency Certificate. Tax Residency Certificate can be obtained by the assessee from the government of the country in which NRI resides. To know more click here
Income tax slab rate for NRIs is same as Slab rate for individuals. However, NRIs do not get slab benefit for senior and super senior citizens.
Status of NRI seems to be cool but it brings with itself a lot of taxation hassle and worries.
Non-resident Indians (NRI) comprises of non-residents under FEMA and non-Indian citizens of Indian Origin (PIO)
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