Nov 29, 2018
NRIs don’t need to reveal details of foreign bank accounts, assets to Indian tax dept: I-T Tribunal
The Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has said NRIs do not need to reveal details of their foreign bank accounts and assets to Indian authorities. The tribunal has also ruled that the onus is on the I-T Department to prove an assessee has parked undeclared income arising from India in foreign bank accounts. The recent judgment was passed in the case involving Japan-based NRI Hemant Mansukhlal Pandya, who has an account with HSBC Bank in Geneva. Pandya has been living in Japan since 1990, is a non-resident taxpayer since 1995-96, and received a Japanese residency certificate in 2001.