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Residential Status Calculator

Find your Residential Status for Income Tax Filing purpose, particularly important for those who travel abroad for work or business. With few basic questions, the calculator automatically determine whether you are a Resident, Non-Resident (NRI), Ordinarily Indian Resident (ROR), Resident but Not Ordinarily Resident (RNOR). These statuses further determine your tax exposure to the income you earn in India and Abroad.

Necessity for determination of residential status of a person is to decide the tax liability on the total income earned by that person in a financial year. Kindly Note that major changes were incorporated for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22) as per Finance Act from Govt of India.


Financial Year?

Your Legal Status?


Does your Total Indian Income exceeds Rs. 15 Lakhs ?

Consider Only Indian Income for the FY {{usr.fy}} (other than from foreign sources). Important: Include income derived from a business controlled in or a profession set up in India. Eg. Include TCS Netherlands income when you went for a consulting opportunity as TCS HQ is in India, consider the income received for this Question.




Are you liable to pay tax in any other Country / Jurisdiction?

Eg. Countries like UAE do not have any State Income Tax, or You do not have any Foreign Income for FY {{usr.fy}}, such need to select 'No'



How many days were you in India during FY {{usr.fy}}?

Financial Year {{usr.fy}} starts from 1st April {{usr.fy.substr(0,4)}} & ends on 31st March 20{{usr.fy.substr(5,2)}}



Are you on a visit to India?

Did you go abroad on employment?

Did you spend at least 365 days in India, in last 4 years immediately preceding the relevant previous year?

Have you been a resident of India in the past 2 out of 10 preceding years immediately preceding the relevant previous year?

How long have you been in India for last 7 years immediately preceding the relevant previous year?

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Important Notes


Most NRIs, Professionals, Expats, Multi National (MNC) Consultants, and Foreign Nationals, seafarers who should be aware of the Tax Residency Status in India and how they affect such in their other Host Country or Home Country and one must aware of DTAA regulations to properly accommodate the FTC in the corresponding tax returns. Who may have serious consequences in case such was not understood or considered properly.

This is a segment of taxpayers who earn higher income and generally lower compliance as et times did not understand the law as they were away from the motherland. professionalutilities.com advise you to pay et most attention before you decide on the tax residency status and while filing your taxes.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


 Who can use this Tax Residency Calculator?

Distinction between Individual and Company tax residency status is important, while the later was understood fairly easily.

  1. Individual: Residential status of an individual depends upon the number of days stay in India.
  2. Company: Residential status in any other case depends upon the place of incorporation (in case of a Company) and place of control & management.

 I am an OCI, how does the new Tax rules apply to me?

  1. OCI, stands for Oversees Citizen of India, means you should have another passport other than India and you are a Person of Indian Origin (PIO).
  2. From the New Tax Residency Rules perspective, you are considered under PIO.

 I lived in a foreign country where I am not liable to pay Tax, Do I need to Pay Tax in India?

Starting from FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22), the New Tax Rules dictate 'an Indian Citizen (passport holder) earning total income more than Rs. 15 Lakhs (other than from foreign sources) shall be deemed to be a resident in India, if he is not liable to pay tax in any country'.

 I am an NRI for years and I stay Zero (0) days in India Last year, Am I going to affect?

The new Income Tax rules that defines Tax residency dictates an Indian Citizen is liable to pay income tax in India even if the person is not in India any time during the respective financial year as long as they met the above rules.

 Who are going to affect with the New Tax Residency Rules in India?

  1. An Indian Citizen who is living country and/or tax jurisdiction that does not levy personal income tax need to plan properly to avoid Indian Tax on Global Income.
  2. Countries include United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahamas, Bahrain, Brunei, Bermuda, Kuwait, Maldives, Monaco, Oman, Qatar* and other such countries.

 Affect of COVID-19 in assessing the Tax Residency Status?

Govt of India released a circular on 08th May, 2020 for the previous year 2019-20 to help ease the tax residency rules for those who are affected directly or indirectly due to COVID-19. States
"Any person who visited India before 22nd Mar 2020, has been quarantined in India on the account of Corona Virus (COVID-19) on or after 1st March, 2020 and is unable to leave India on or before 31st March, 2020, his period of stay from the beginning of his quarantine to his date of departure or 31st Mar, 2020, shall not be taken into account in assessing the tax residency status".
Establishing the case would reside with the assesse in convincing the department that you are truly affected by the situation.
There are forms that need to be filed while filing your return if you have considered to take this exception in reducing the number of days while calculating the residency status. Kindly check with Team professionalutilities.com and / or take the consultation appointment.