Budget 2020: Important Changes that Affect Investments and Taxation in India

Budget 2020 was introduced with an objective of “Ease of Living” with three prominent themes as Aspirational India, Economic Development and Caring Society with Good Governance and Robust Financial Sector. However, it may not result into ease of calculating and determining tax liability. The Budget 2020 has made many changes including […]

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

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, is Non- Residents (NRIs/ PIOs). We have analyzed all the budget […]

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 […]

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: […]

"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 Tax Department has received information on financial transactions / activities relating […]

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 […]

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 with the products that offer Capital Protection/Guarantee of Capital in Foreign […]

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 per the revised rule, Form 15CA/CB is applicable only if a […]

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 to NRE account. While the revised rule reduces the procedures for […]