Resident Indians are required to disclose their salary from all sources, including foreign investments, in their yearly income tax return. CS Sakshi Agarwal, Chief Mentor and Leader, Corporate Secretarial and Legal, Sameer Mittal and Associates LLP, says that so as to purge the economy and watch out for the directing of black money abroad and stopping of the equivalent in remote resources by the inhabitants, the Income Tax Department has made the announcing of outside resources held by an individual abroad progressively definite. “An individual is required to report the details of the foreign assets held by him in the income tax return, independent of the reality whether he acquires any salary along these lines,” said Agarwal.
“On the off chance that an individual qualifies as a resident, at that point his global income is taxable in India,” she included.
However, for NRIs, just the salary accumulating or emerging from India is taxable. Now and again, a resident may have just paid tax on the income earned abroad. The tax liability of such people will be determined by the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement, she said.
Disclosing foreign investments/assets in ITR
Agarwal said that people need to disclose the following while filing their income tax return:
- An individual is required to disclose any income that he has earned abroad as salary, house property, capital increases or some other sources in plan FSI of ITR 2, along with the details of the nation where such income is earned, citizen identification number, the amount of tax paid in the outside nation, charge payable in India under the normal provisions and the relevant tax reliefs under the DTAA.
- The individual is additionally required to unveil the outside resources in the timetable FA of ITR 2 with details of:
- Foreign depository accounts and foreign custodial record, mentioning the details of the nation, bank account details, financial institution details, account opening date, net premium paid or credited during the period;
- Foreign money esteem protection agreement or annuity;
- Details of any capital resources or stable property held whenever during the financial year and the details of trust made in which the individual is a recipient or settlor.
Agarwal said that the Government is intense about the exposure of outside resources/speculations made by occupant Indians. “Inability to report or the outfitting of inaccurate particulars enchant the penalty of INR 10 lakh under the black money act, other than the tax at the rate of 30%. Further the Income tax authority may re-open the cases, up-to recent years on the off chance that it accepts that any abroad resources has been missed from assessment.”