Should an NRI file tax return in India?

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Yes, an NRI has to file Income Tax Return for the income earned in India under section 80C. If the income of an NRI exceeds Rs 2.5 lakhs annually, income tax is applicable.

If your tax liability exceeds Rs 10,000 in a year, then you are required to pay advance tax.

Income tax return (ITR) has to be filed before 31st July by every individual who is liable to pay taxes in India, including NRIs. ITR can also be filed by an NRI if he wants to carry forward a loss or wants to claim a refund. If the income of NRI is taxable in India and the foreign country, you can claim the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) to get refunds.


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