Budget 2020: Resident definition changed – NRI can be taxed as a Resident

The Finance Budget 2020-2021 came as a big surprise for NRIs as it changed the definition of a “Resident” in India. The Government noticed an individual managing his/her period of stay in India, so as to remain a non-resident in perpetuity and not be required to declare the global income in […]

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 related to investments and is summarized as follows: A.      Income Tax […]

Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis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 notes and terrorism financing, etc. All electronic transactions, cheques, debit cards, […]

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. The objective of Brexit was to restrict aid going out of […]

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

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 to NRE account. The important changes under the revised Rules are: […]

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 to the income tax department.   On May 14, 2015, the […]

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 competitiveness and instill faith of corporate and individual investors . Some […]