If a foreign national come to work in India he'll, generally speaking, become liable to income tax. Taxation in India is based on the residential status of an individual rather than on citizenship. Residential status under Indian tax legislation is determined solely based on her or his physical presence in India irrespective of the purpose of the stay. An individual is treated as a resident in a year if present in India for more than 182 day in a year starting from 1st April and ending on 31st March. He can become taxable for all his income earned in India and liable to Income Tax Filing as Foreign Nationals. 

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  1. How to file your tax return in India?
  2. What are the special privileges available to Expat under Income Tax Act?
  3. How to take maximum tax benefits in your return of Income on your Investments in India?
  4. How to reduce tax on the income arising in India?
  5. How to plan your investments in India so as to minimise your global taxes?
  6. How to pre-plan tax effects while shifting your base to India?
  7. How to take your money out of India with minimum tax impact?
  8. How to plan your business in India having non citizen status?
  9. How to get lower withholding tax certificate on your Income in India?
  10. How to reply notices issued by Indian tax Authorities?

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