Merchant navy personnel may have to pay taxes on income

Date: 2020-08-24

The income tax department has begun slapping notices on merchant navy personnel, asking them to pay taxes on income earned from working on either Indian or foreign vessels. Until now, merchant navy personnel enjoyed benefits similar to non-resident Indians and did not pay taxes in India. The notices have started pouring in after a June judgment of an income tax tribunal in Kolkata, which held that merchant navy personnel must pay taxes in India.

Although a Kolkata income tax tribunal  ..