Mangaluru: New trend in work from home – Payment of Kuwait, work from coastal Karnataka

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 23: A new trend in work-from-home is emerging in coastal Karnataka where individuals are employed by foreign IT companies and paid by their respective countries while working from the comfort of their homes in India.

Swati of Bantwal, for instance, works for an IT company based in Dubai, but has not been to Dubai in over a year. "I got a job in a Dubai-based IT company. Within a week, the Covid lockdown began and we were asked to leave for our native places. Within two months of reaching our native place, we were asked to work from home. The same arrangement is continuing. I go to Dubai once every six months to extend my visa for a week or two. I still do not know Dubai well," she says.

The continuation of work-from-home arrangements has allowed IT companies to save on office rent, electricity bills, vehicle and accommodation charges, which accounts for roughly 60% of the cost they incurred earlier. In addition, companies can also save on their staff's time. With modern technology, assessing the performance of employees working from home is not difficult.

Akshatha, an employee of a Dubai-based IT company, says, "Working from home allows me to avoid worrying about the expensive room and lifestyle in Dubai. Moreover, working with family around at home also helps."

Many individuals who visit their native place once a year for vacation also work for a month or two from home so that they can enjoy their vacation for longer and then return to their overseas workplace.

According to a study, over 30% of those employed in overseas IT companies work from home. Most of those who work from home in the coastal region work for IT companies based in Arab nations.




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  • Anand, Coimbatore

    Sat, Mar 25 2023

    I am interested this job

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  • Saba sadiya, Hassan,Karnataka

    Sat, Mar 25 2023

    If it is genuine,, kindly respond ASAP

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  • Sharin, India

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    It is good opportunity to work from home

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  • Henry James, India

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    People seem to have tenuous grasp of the tax laws. If you are resident in India for more than181 days in a year, then you are required pay taxes on all your global income in India. Just because your employer is in another country does not change that fact. Once the income tax department gets to know about this, you will land in a world of hell.

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  • Henry James, India

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    To add to this, the people involved here have broken another law - if you cease to be an NRI then you should convert your NRE account to domestic. If money is still being remitted from foreign country through this account whilst you are still working on Indian soil, then that's another violation of the law. I advice you to hire a CA/lawyer ASAP to correct this. You do not want to get dragged to court over this by the tax authorities. May be you will end up paying a huge fine but a court record is never good for your CV. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Henry James India ,yes you are right.Its a clever idea from firms to pay the employee for less money than in original country where have to be.Firms are doing this not because of corona .Many companies are adapting this here too .Who pays your electricity bills at home ?self .Mostly by this system ,people are getting bored by sitting long.sick too being lonely ,a talk with friends is missing .Even payment for your car /Petrol /Train you self have to pay.I dont know whether they get same amount as in Dubai?

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  • Thyampanna, Dubai/Kudla

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Flat 30% on income if you're resident in India....They must file returns to avoid trouble

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  • Ashish, MLR

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    It is better to provide number of people working in this new trend . then article makes sense.

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  • Rahul S, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Where can we find such type of jobs? If anyone can provide contact or phone number, it will be very helpful.

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  • Umme Hanie, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    I am in search of work from home plz consider me for dis job asap

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  • Nawaz, Manjeshwar

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Mostly these fellow IT engineers are unaware that they are liable to pay income tax in india for their work done physically been at India. They cannot claim to exemptions. Once the legal tangle is understood they would run back to work country or pay tax in india

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  • samsuel, Mangalore/Washington DC

    Thu, Mar 23 2023

    Work from home sucks! Have you considered your contribution to the country economy Or individual social life? Is it lawful to use country (India) infrastructure and do not pay taxes on wages? No wonder Indians are rich BUT India is poor, because Indians made it like that way. Humans are not robotics. We need people around, not only the family 24X7. Have you seen the spike in divorce? Now it has become a trend to WFH to "so called" narrow minded educated people who live only for money. Think out of the box!

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 24 2023

    Samuel, please see the comment of Nawaz above. Since such persons are residents in India under the income tax law, they are liable for the income tax on their Indian and Foreign income. An NRI, who is not a resident under income tax law, is exempted from foreign income, but liable for tax on Indian income.

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