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How to check if you are an NRI, a RNOR, or an Ordinary Indian Resident?

One of the important question among Indians going abroad or NRIs returning from overseas to India for a good is to check their residential status to see whether they qualify as an NRI, an RNOR or an Ordinary Indian Resident in the current and future financial years. Why it is important to know the residential status? Well, it's quite important from income tax perspective because if you are an NRI or RNOR (Resident but not Ordinarily Resident) then you don't need to pay tax on your global income, which include interest earned on NRE fixed deposits and FCNR fixed deposit. Instead, you only have to pay tax on income earned in India.

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