Arunachal tribes are required to obtain an exemption certificate from the Department of Income Taxes: Attached CM
Pursuant to Clause 26 of Article 366 of the Constitution, the indigenous tribal population of Arunachal Pradesh living in the territories listed in Schedule 6 are exempt from the Income Tax Act of 1961according to Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Prime Minister Chowna Mein.
Mein responded to a question raised in the caucus by Congressman Nabam Tuki regarding notices that the state income tax department had sent to some of the state’s tribal residents, stating that Section 197 of the Income Tax Act Act of 1961 requires the tribal population to obtain a tax return. exemption certificate (TEC) from the income tax department.
“Every indigenous person who earns money within his state is exempt from income tax. However, if the person earns money in an uncharted area or in another state, he must pay income tax”, explained Mein, who also has the finance, planning and investment portfolios.
When Tuki mentioned that the income tax agency had notified many people in the state about the amount deposited in his bank several years ago, the deputy chief minister stated that the state government had not received any information of harassment up to that time.
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