ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein Thursday said that the indigenous tribal population of the state residing within the areas of 6th Schedule given under the provision of Clause 26 of Article 366 of the Constitution, is exempted from Income Tax Act, 1961.
Responding to a question brought in the Assembly by Congress member Nabam Tuki on notices served to some tribal people of the state by the income tax department, Mein said that the tribal population needs to obtain Tax Exemption Certificate (TEC) from the IT department under section 197 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
"If any tribal person earns money within his state, he is exempted from income tax. But if the person earns money in a non-scheduled area or other states of the country, he is liable to pay income tax," Mein, who also holds the finance, planning and investment portfolios, said.
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