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Interest Income - Non Resident, Income Tax

Issue Id: - 118334
Dated: 19-1-2023
By:- Ethirajan Parthasarathy
Interest Income - Non Resident

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NRI in US earns interest income in India on NRO account both SB and FD.

As per Article 11 of DTTA between India and US, “Interest” income from India is taxable in USA.

It is further stated that India may also tax such interest income subject to maximum rate of 15%.

Definition of “Interest” as per DTAA means “income from debt claims of every kind whether or not secured by mortgage”

In the above circumstances, whether the said NRI can avail concessional rate of 15% tax on interest income (NRO account) in India.

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