RNOR status doubt

Dear Sir,
Good day.
I had maintained NRI status for last 25 years except in accounting year 2008-2009 I stayed in India for 187 days. However I took the advantage of the RNOR status and avoided paying tax on that year. Now I have retired and returned back to India on 28/03/2015. Kindly inform if I can claim for RNOR status for current financial year 2015-2016.
Asked 1 year ago in Income Tax from Kolkata, West Bengal
Dear Sir,

For the year 2015 - 16 your status shall be RNOR only.
From the year 2016 - 17 your status shall be resident.
Vishrut Rajesh Shah
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Dear Sir,

You will be treated as RNOR for FY 2015-16.

Please find the explanation below:

A resident individual will be treated as resident and ordinarily resident in India during the year if he satisfies following conditions:

(1) He is resident in India for at least 2 years out of 10 years immediately preceding the relevant year.

(2) His stay in India is for 730 days or more during 7 years immediately preceding the relevant year.

A resident individual who does not satisfy any of the aforesaid conditions or satisfies only one of the aforesaid conditions will be treated as resident but not ordinarily resident.
Abhishek Dugar
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No you cannot.
Shyam Sunder Modani
CA, Hyderabad
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Dear Sir,

No you cannot avail RNOR status since you are a resident in India for the FY 2015-16.

Trust this clarifies your query. 

Please feel free to call/ get back in case of any further clarifications. 

Thanking You. 

Regards,
Rohit R Sharma
BCOM, ACA, LLB-GEN, CERT. FAFP
Rohit R Sharma
CA, Mumbai
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Dear Sir,

Definition of RNOR is as below :

(6) A person is said to be "not ordinarily resident" in India in any previous year if such person is—

(a)  an individual who has been a non-resident in India in nine out of the ten previous years preceding that year, or has during the seven previous years preceding that year been in India for a period of, or periods amounting in all to, seven hundred and twenty-nine days or less

As your case falls into this category it will be RNOR
Vishrut Rajesh Shah
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Dear Sir,

As Per Sec-6(1) of income Tax Act 1961  you are satisfying one condition of 182 days. 

A person will be R NOR if he is not satisfied any one/Both condition(s) of Sec-6(6) i.e

1. You are resident in 2 year out of 10 Preceding previous year
 
2 You lived in India for a min 730 days in last 7 Preceding years

You are not satisfying  condition of section-6(6) . That is why you are R NOR.
Shiv Kumar Agarwal
CA, Delhi
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