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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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Capital Guaranteed (in USD) Insurance Plan for NRIs – An Analysis

Looking at the success of the Leveraged FCNR deposits, increased interest of NRIs of investment in Leveraged products, continuous inquiry from NRIs to increase their returns and lower LIBOR rates, financial services industry is very much interested to come up … Continue reading

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Should NRIs invest in FCNR deposits with Forward Cover?

With FCNR rates regulated by RBI and volatile foreign currency market, a lot of banks have introduced and are marketing products for NRIs to generate more return on FCNR deposits. While there are catchy names used for the plans by … Continue reading

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RBI allows transfer from NRO to NRE account 3: Procedures for Transferring funds

A lot of NRIs have shown interest in transferring funds from NRO to NRE since the notification came out on May 7, 2012. However, very few have actually transferred funds. This is mainly due to the lack of awareness or … Continue reading

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No Additional Interest benefit on NRO, NRE and FCNR deposits (e.g. FD) to NRIs

On July 18, 2012, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide  notifications RBI/2012-13/136 and 137, DBOD.Dir.BC. 29 and 30/13.03.00/2012-13 withdrew the discretion given to banks to allow the benefit of additional interest rate of one per cent per annum on NRE, NRO and … Continue reading

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No Service Tax on NRI Money Transfers from abroad (Inward Remittance) – CBEC

CBEC (Central Board of Excise and Customs) Circular No. 163/14/2012 –ST dated July 10, 2012 clarified that there is no service tax per se on the amount of foreign currency remitted to India from overseas. This is a good news for NRIs … Continue reading

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RBI allows transfer from NRO to NRE account 2: Understand Tax Drag and Why transfer.

I have been receiving lot of inquiries whether to transfer, when to transfer, whether to break NRO FD to transfer funds out of NRO to NRE accounts and many more. My answer has been and is always going to be … Continue reading

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RBI allows transfer from NRO to NRE account

As per RBI’s notification RBI/2011-12/536 dated May 7, 2012, NRIs are eligible to transfer funds from NRO account to NRE account within the overall ceiling of USD one million per financial year subject to payment of tax. Such credit of funds to NRE account … Continue reading

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