Sub : Petition against removal of Income Tax benefit to seafarers on Indian and Foreign Flag ships
Dear Sir ,
I wish to state that I am a seafarer working onboard the ships on the high seas. I am entitled to receive Income Tax benefits if my residential status is Non Resident .
I am getting this Income Tax benefit for many years. I have been informed that an Income Tax Tribunal judgement from Kolkata dated 1st June, 2016 has denied me the income tax benefit even if I am a Non Resident. I am aware that The Maritime Union of India (MUI) and the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) is jointly challenging the said judgement. I support the efforts of MUI and NUSI. I give below my particulars.