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Provides RBI updates or notification and analyzes its effect

Decoding Budget 2019 (No. 2) for NRIs: 11 important changes and their effect on NRI Investments and Taxation

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On July 5, the First full-time Female Finance Minister of India, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the budget in the Parliament. While it may be a mixed bag for many, the one category it affect the most, and that too positively, … Continue reading

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RBI Monetary Policy Review and What it means for investors

RBI in its bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review meeting decided to change the policy stance from calibrated tightening to neutral and to reduce the repo rate from 6.5% to 6.25%. This was mainly due to 1. Slowdown in global economy, 2. Low inflation (just 2.2% in December with … Continue reading

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Budget Analysis for Investors: How to Efficiently Plan your Investments NOW for Maximum Benefit

Budget 2017 has proposed many important changes related to investments. Efficient Planning of your equity, debt as well as real estate investment could materially affect the investment returns. I have analyzed the effect of major changes proposed in the budget … Continue reading

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Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis

“From midnight of November 8, 2016, Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 will cease to be legal tender. These notes are just papers from tomorrow,” said Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The announcement was made to combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency … Continue reading

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Brexit and its effect on NRI Investments in India – An analysis

Understanding Brexit: Brexit means BRitain’s EXIT from the European Union (EU). EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It has grown to become a “single market” making goods and people to move within EU very easy. … Continue reading

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15CB, 15CA Procedures Updated: Understand new procedures applicable from April 1, 2016

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Finally, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issues Notification no. 93/2015 dated December 16, 2015 that is both reasonable and practical for anyone making payment to a non-resident or an NRI remitting money outside India or transferring from NRO … Continue reading

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“Non Filing of Income Tax Return – Reg.” notice and Eye-opening Reality of Information Gathering by IT Department

Recently, the Income Tax Department (ITD) has become very aggressive in widening the tax base through identification of stop-filers and non-filers by issuing notices to  persons who it thinks may have filed the return. The notice would say,  ”The Income … Continue reading

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NRO to NRE transfer Update: 15CB/15CA required for Both “Taxable” and “Non Taxable” Transfers

From June 1, 2015, any person making a payment to a non-resident, including an NRI transferring funds from NRO to NRE account would be required to obtain a certificate from a Chartered Accountant in form 15CB and file form 15CA … Continue reading

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Forex Remittances allowed upto US $125,000; FPIs can trade in currency derivatives; and NRIs allowed INR upto Rs. 25,000

RBI in a bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement on June 3, 2014, announced 3 important measures related to Non Resident Indians (NRI), Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) and foreign exchange remittances by Resident Indians: 1. Last year, to stem rupee depreciation and … Continue reading

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Destination India: How to Invest in World’s next bull market

Election result of India, the Biggest democracy in the World, gave clear mandate to the“Development” agenda of Mr. Narendra Modi who has successfully led Gujarat as a Chief Minister for 12+ years and put the state in the limelight with his … Continue reading

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Awards Received – ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR and CUSTOMER CENTRIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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We are honored to have received Two Awards at the Intuit Quickbooks Excellence Awards 2013 in association with Bloomberg TV India at Delhi on 21st November 2013. Naresh J Patel & Co, Chartered Accountants received “ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR” and for NRI Advisory … Continue reading

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15CA/CB rules revised Again: 15CA/CB May NOT be required for NRO to NRE transfer

CBDT vide notification 67/2003 revised the rules and procedures AGAIN for payment to NRI. And this time, for good. The updated rule will also be effective from October 1, 2013. I hope they do not change the rules again. 1. As … Continue reading

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Revised Forms 15CB/15CA and Updated Procedures for Outward Remittance of money (including NRO to NRE transfer)

On August 5, 2013, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) changed the rules, procedures and forms for making payment to a non-resident from October 1, 2013. The revised forms and procedures will also be applicable for transfer of funds from NRO … Continue reading

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