Nri itr 2 2019


(Querist)
18 May 2019
I work in Merchant Navy. In the new ITR 2 form of 2019. When we select NRI, there is two option. Which option should we use?1st option its asking Tax jurisdiction and TIN (we dont have TIN)
Second option its asking days stayed in India previous year and days stayed in India for last 4 years(We dont come into this category of 60 days in India in that year and 365 days in India for last 4 years to claim NRI status as we always manage to stay outside India for more than 183 days every year..
My query is after selecting NRI option in the ITR2 :
1)can I chose option 1 and mention tax jurisdiction is INDIA and TIN as Not applicable.
or
2)can I chose option 2 mentioning Indian citizen - days stayed in India for the financial year as 155 days(210 days outside India) and days stayed in India for last 4 years as Not applicable(Which is actually 600 days), or can i mention as it is as 155 days and 600 days respectively .Just for info,I have maintained my NRI status for last 10 years by staying out India for more than 183 days. Plz advise regarding which option to chose.Thanks


CA R SEETHARAMAN (Expert)


Click to Talk 18 May 2019
You stayed in India during the year 210 days(exceeding 183 days) you become resident of India. So you can't choose non resident status.

Prajval Baglodi (Querist)
18 May 2019
sorry ..I made a mistake. I just corrected. its not 210 days stayed in India, its 210 days stayed outside India .Thanks

CA R SEETHARAMAN (Expert)


Click to Talk 18 May 2019
After selecting NRI option in the ITR2 :
1) chose option 1 and mention tax jurisdiction employed in Merchant navy and TIN as Not applicable.
Don't fill anything in option 2 If you fill 155 and 600 days you will be considered as resident.

Prajval Baglodi (Querist)
18 May 2019
Ok noted. Thanks a lot


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