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NRIs oppose tax on stay

world Updated: Dec 01, 2011 00:40 IST
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An umbrella organisation of overseas Indians has urged the Indian government to withdraw a proposal to impose tax on non-resident Indians staying over 60 days during a visit to the homeland.

It will be detrimental to the interests of NRIs who contribute substantially to the nation's development, the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) said in a resolution adopted during its biennial convention earlier this month.

The GOPIO made a plea for a mechanism to enable NRIs to voice their grievances.

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