Merchant Navy Union to challenge adverse tax judgment

Date: 2020-08-24

Bhartiya Navik Sena Union (BNSU), a merchant navy association, is looking to challenge an income tax department judgment around taxing seafarers or merchant navy personnel in court.

This comes after the Kolkata Income Tax Tribunal in a case ruled that merchant navy personnel are liable to pay income tax in India.

Following the judgment the income tax department has begun slapping notices on merchant navy personnel, asking them to pay taxes on income earned from working on e ..