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How Singapore NRIs can navigate DTAA hurdle on capital gains tax

Singapore does not levy any tax on capital gains; NRIs there, however, have to pay tax in India and file for refunds.

5 min read26 Feb 2024

Why many NRIs are missing out on India’s market rally

A complex documentation process for opening demat accounts is hindering their participation

8 min read16 Jan 2024
Mutual Funds

India Calling: How should NRIs approach investing in Indian mutual funds?

NRIs must have a NRO or NRE bank account to invest in Indian mutual funds, as AMCs cannot accept foreign currency investments. All investments by NRIs are made in Indian Rupees.

2 min read5 Jan 2024

Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath bats for streamlining of regulations on NRI investments in India. Details here

Nithin Kamath proposed on social media the idea of extending online onboarding to NRIs seeking to invest in India. Given that online onboarding has significantly boosted retail participation in the Indian markets, Kamath believes it could similarly enhance NRI investments.

3 min read17 Nov 2023

NRIs: Here’s what you need to know when writing a will

NRIs should draft two separate wills, one for global assets and another for Indian assets, to ensure they are distributed according to their wishes

7 min read23 Jun 2023

How NRIs can lower TDS on income generated from India?

For income generated in India, non-resident Indians (NRIs) are required to file income tax returns.

8 min read5 Mar 2023

Can the US-India DTAA rules be simplified?

Assuming you qualify as a ‘resident and ordinarily resident’ of India and ‘non-resident’ of the US, you would qualify as ‘resident’ of India under the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) between India and the US

2 min read14 Dec 2021

Navigating the maze of cross-border remittances in covid-19 era

Residency under the India tax and exchange control regulations is predominantly determined basis the number of days an individual is present in a country

7 min read29 Apr 2021

Refer to DTAA to avoid paying tax on same income twice

If you meet any of the first set of conditions and both additional ones, you shall be considered a resident of India

3 min read13 Apr 2021

NRI tax queries: No tax implication on transfer of investments to spouse

Since one's wife is a 'specified relative' as per the Income Tax Act, 1961, there is no tax on gifts made to specified relativesAs of now, gains from sale of equity mutual funds which are held for more than 12 months are taxed at 10%, without indexation, if gains exceed ₹1 lakh

1 min read17 Jun 2019
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