Saturday, April 28, 2018

How to Calculate Long Term Capital Gain on Property/House Sale With Indexation Example.

Yes, both NRIs and Resident can remit the money obtained by selling properties in India, but you have to take a couple of things in your mind. For example, the sale proceeds amount must be deposited into NRO account, it cannot be deposited into NRE account. Similarly, you may be liable to pay the short term or long term capital gains while selling the property situated in India. If you are selling the property within 3 years of purchase then you need to pay short-term capital gain and if you are selling the house after 3 years then you have to pay long-term capital gains I India. In case you have inherited the property then the date of purchase and price of purchase of the previous owner will be used for calculation.

Friday, April 13, 2018

NRI's Guide to Banking, Income Tax, Aadhaar Card, and Investment in India - Rules, Regulations and Eligibility

As an India citizen, it's important for an NRI to know it's rights and responsibilities, especially about finance, tax, banking, and investments. When I first moved abroad I have absolutely zero knowledge of any of these with respect to Non Resident Indian and I even thought that NRIs are those who are once a citizen of India but now they have citizenship of other countries, I was totally wrong. Slowly I learned a lot of things about who is NRI and what changes when a resident Indian becomes an NRI and this post is a collection of those points.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

How to Transfer Money to NRE Account from India

If you know about NRI banking facilities and different accounts they can open in India i.e. NRE, NRO, FCNR, and RFC then you know that there are different rules to deposit money on these accounts, but it's not clear to many Non-resident Indians. Most of the doubt comes from the fact that NRE account is a Rupee saving account but you cannot deposit Indian Rupees into It. There are some strict rules to deposit funds into NRE saving accounts.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Can You Deposit Money in Rupees in NRO Account?

One of the common questions among new NRIs or Indians just went abroad is whether they can deposit rupees in NRO account or not? The short answer to this question is YES, you can deposit INR or Indian rupees into NRO account. In fact, that's the sole purpose of opening an NRO account because you cannot deposit rupees into NRE account.  If you are new to NRI banking facilities available to Non-resident Indians then let me tell you there are two main types of saving accounts NRIs can open in India, NRE (Non-Resident External) and NRO (Non-resident Ordinary).

Monday, March 12, 2018

10 Important Custom and Baggage Rules for NRIs - Indians Returning from Overseas

India is getting prosperous and foreign trip are not the privilege only rich people had in the past. Nowadays, many middle and upper-middle-class  Indians  are traveling abroad for holidays, vacations, honeymoons, study and just for work to nearby countries e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Thailand etc. Apart from the hassles of Passport and VISA, one more thing which bothers many Indias is the customs rules and the worry about what they can carry back to India without paying customs duty while shopping overseas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 Difference between L1A and L1B USA Visas

If you are working for an investment bank e.g Barclays or CitiBank or service company like Infosys or TCS and thinking to move to the USA on L1 VISA then but don't know the difference between L1A and L1B USA visas then you have come to the right place. In this article, I'll explain the difference between those two. Many of my friends have moved to the USA on L1A and L1B in last a couple of years hence I have some personal experience talking with them. Similar to H1 VISA, L1 VISA is also a temporary VISA which allows a foreigner to work in the USA.