Apr 08, 2021
The types of NRI incomes that are taxable in India
Tax on an individual's income depends on its source and the residential status in India. The residential status of an Indian citizen needs to be determined individually for every financial year which may vary from year to year.
As per the residency rules laid down in the Income Tax Act, if an individual is determined to be a 'Non-resident', then they are liable to pay tax only on the income earned or accrued in India. In short, if any income received has a direct or indirect source of origination from India, then the income will be considered as accrued in India.
Till FY 2019-20, NRIs would include individuals of Indian origin who have visited India for less than 182 days in a particular financial year. However in Budget 2020, the residency period was reduced to 120 days for the NRIs whose Indian income is more than Rs 15 lakhs.