2nd April, 2021
Non-resident Indians (NRIs) living in Gulf countries will continue to receive tax rebates on income. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave this information on Thursday. Referring to the tweet by Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Mitra, the Finance Minister clarified that no new or additional tax has been imposed on Indians working in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, or Qatar.
Mahua Mitra of the Trinamool Congress tweeted a picture of the amendment to the Finance Bill, 2021, writing that the government was actually preparing to tax Indians working in Gulf countries. He accused the government of withdrawing from its promise in the matter. To this, Finance Minister Sitharaman's office replied, "There is no case of reversing the promise."
No new or additional tax has been imposed on Indian workers of Gulf countries in the Finance Bill, 2021. ' The office further said, 'There is no change in the NRI's earnings provisions in the Gulf countries in the amendments. The tax exemption on their earnings will continue as before. The Finance Minister said that it is worrying to reach a conclusion without examining the facts. Sharing such incomplete findings on internet media platforms not only confuses misleading information to the people but also creates an atmosphere of unnecessary anxiety among the people.