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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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
Finance Budget (No.2) proposed many important changes related to NRI investments and taxation. One of the very important changes that has gone unnoticed by tax experts is that India is preparing to comply with FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act … Continue reading
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
FATCA Basics: The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), enacted in 2010, is an important development in U.S. efforts to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons holding investments in offshore (out of USA) accounts. Under FATCA, 1. U.S. taxpayers holding … Continue reading
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
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