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5% TCS on Foreign Remittances from October 1, 2020

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From October 1, 2020, foreign remittance under LRS (Liberalized Remittance Scheme) or payment for any foreign tour package will attract TCS (Tax Collected on Source) @ 5%. When income tax department found that out of 5,026 selected cases of foreign remittance, … Continue reading

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Investing in Debt Mutual Fund in current situation? Beware and understand Why (or Why Not)

Taking benefit of low Bank FD interest and low/negative return on equity mutual funds, many MF agents are marketing medium/long duration funds for low risk investments. However, they may not be a good investment for you on Risk Adjusted Basis. … Continue reading

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How to plan your investment in current scenario after Budget (No 2) 2019?

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Union Budget (No 2) 2019 takes us a step closer to achieving short term goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024. The biggest theme of the budget was Connectivity. In addition, it also addressed liquidity issues, relaxed investment … 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Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis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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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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Destination India 2: Important initiatives by new Indian Government……Have you invested in India or still watching?

Indian government, under Mr. Modi’s leadership with a mantra of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”, has taken some very important initiatives to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency, speedy execution, reduce redundancy, improve work culture, foster international relations, increase defense capabilities and guard borders, increase … 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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Rare and Small window of Opportunity to Invest in Debt in India

Recent Steps by RBI to curb rupee depreciation (reduce gold import and tight liquidity in banking system) has led the short term rates and bond yields hit record high, giving a unique opportunity for investors to invest in debt at … 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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Union Budget 2013: Important proposals related to NRIs – Highlights Analyzed

On February 28, Indian Budget 2013 was presented in the Parliament. I have selected 15 major proposals that could affect NRIs and have analyzed them as follows: 1. Tax credit of Rs. 2,000 for Individuals with income upto 5 lakhs: … Continue reading

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