1. The tax liability of a person returning to India would depend on the Residential Status of a person as per the Act.
2. Under the Act, income earned outside India is liable to tax in India only if the person is ROR.
3. A returning Indian who has been a NR as per the Act for 9 years or more or whose stay in India was less than 729 days in preceding 7 years, then generally for 2 successive years he may be considered as a RNOR.
4. Interest paid by schedule banks to NRI or to a RNOR on RFC deposits is exempt from tax under the Act. The exemption, in respect of RFC account, continues till such time as the account holder continues to be a RNOR.
5. Pension from NRI’s former employer after return to India may be liable to tax in India subject to provisions of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between India and the country from which the NRI is receiving such amount (and was resident in).