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Tax on Sale of Property

My uncle has sold his property and he deposited the money he received from selling the property. I like to know, if he keeps that amount in his bank account for an year, will that money be taxed? He ...
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What has been the inflation-adjusted rate of return from various asset classes in India?

I'm looking at equity, FDs, liquid funds, real estate. I'd like this information for various time periods, like 5, 10 and 20 years. I'd like both nominal and real returns. I've looked but couldn't ...
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Can PPF be withdrawn by NRI or Overseas Citizen of Indian origin

I want to invest in PPF, however i might move out of India permanently(read overseas citizen of indian origin) or earn NRI status. Will I be able to withdraw the money upon maturity after 15 years?
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Income Tax rebate on Housing Loan on rental property and HRA rebate?

I had purchased an under construction Flat with loan of 30 lacs in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in Year 2011 for which I got possession in June,2015. I am staying on rent in East Delhi and claiming HRA ...
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Starting a LLC in the US from India - Am I self-employed or salaried?

I am Indian and I am planning to form a LLC in Delaware for my web development business (it will not have any physical presence in the US). It will be single member LLC to start with. So in India ...
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How to Receive US Dollars for my savings account

I'm Planning to open-up a small consulting firm in india. I need to know is there a way to open up an US bank’s account in my name in USA, without being physically present in US or visiting US? ...
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Tax implication In India

My husband arrived in USA (California) in Oct 2014 for the first time . For Year 2014 we were considered as non resident alien (for tax purpose I guess). We have filed for the income tax in USA and ...
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How much maximum money can transfer on regular base from USA to India?

I have 3 questions to avoid IRS penalty- I am on employment based visa in USA and want to send dollars from USA to India from my savings (after paying Tax). How much maximum dollars I can send in a ...
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Fund transfer from NRO to NRE a/c

I have transferred money from overseas to Indian savings a/c. when I went back to India I have opened NRE a/c and status of my savings a/c changed to NRO a/c. My question is can I transfer fund from ...
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Q2 income and TDS on TRACES form 16 includes only July salary?

My current employer has deducted TDS in July by error. I am below tax bar, so on my TRACES form-16 "amount paid" or "TDS" for Q1,Q3,Q4 TDS details are not mentioned. But it mentions only July's ...
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Is it a good time to buy gold [closed]

I live in India and currently the gold prices have dropped. Is it a good time to invest in gold now or should I wait. I have checked the rates and they are Rupees 2500/gram
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Income tax in India for NRIs in USA

I left India on 8th October 2014 and started working in USA from 13th Oct 2014. For my income in India, my employer deducted tax at source (Rs 30,000). In US too, my employer deducted tax at source ...
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What US taxes are due for US stock bought via ESPP when I was in USA and sold after I returned to India?

I was in USA and purchased few US stocks in 2007 through US broker and ESPP stocks through my employer. I moved back to India in 2012. I sold those US stocks in 2014. I have submitted W8-BEN forms to ...
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Taxes on transfering money from India to the USA

I have an house in India and will be selling it soon. I need to transfer the money to the USA. I am in the USA and still have Indian citizenship. How much tax will be involved?
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Company registration for Small business

I am doing trading of goods and also provide services to various organisation. The companies would like to have all future payments made to an organization to which I am proprietor and not directly to ...
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Tax on foreign currency brought into India?

My brother is considering to bring USDs from Saudi and get them converted here. He's had trouble remitting through banks since he doesn't have iqama at the moment. So, if we get $s converted in India, ...
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Sending money from India to US - What are the PayPal charges that applies

I have a PayPal account in India. And due to our banking regulations we cannot use PayPal for personal payments. I need to send some money over to a PayPal account in the US, and I have been asked to ...
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Do I owe NRI tax on excess per day allowance that I have saved?

I work for a multinational IT company, based out in India. At the beginning of 2014 I came to Europe for office work for a short term duration. But then the stay got extended and I happened to stay ...
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Tax implications of transferring money to retired parents (India)

I transfer some amount of cash to my parents for their groceries every month. What are the tax implications for this amount? Do I get any tax exemptions for this sum?
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NRI having NRE, NRO and domestic bank acount

I am an Indian citizen with NRI (NonResident Indian) status, and I have an NRE account, an NRO account, as well as an ordinary bank account in India. I need to know How to treat my investments done ...
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Sending money through remittance to previous employer against in lieu of full and final settlement

I resigned from my previous job. As part of the final settlement, there is some money that I need to pay my employer [Unsettled expenses, etc]. I need to pay that off through remittance. Does this ...
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Taking tax paid money back home to India from Singapore

I have worked in singapore , 30 months and paid all my taxes. I hold an NRO account in India. I do not have any NRE account. I need to transfer my post tax paid saving to India bank as I return home. ...
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Are “Liquid” Funds a good return or a gimmick?

I reside in India and I am looking for an investment option and my friend suggested investing in Liquid funds . Do these have a good return or are these just a gimmick?
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Help with tax on foreign income

I am looking for some advice. My wife and I have a joint NRO account in India. Here in the UK, I am a higher rate tax payer (40%). We sold a house in 2012 and although that required tax in India, it ...
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Transfer money from U.S.-based NRI friend to my savings account in India?

My NRI friend wants to wire transfer money from his U.S. account to my savings account in India. Could someone please throw light on the procedure to be followed and also the tax implications?
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Indian tourist needs money in Atlanta

My Indian friend visiting Atlanta needs money. He has no US Id. How can he get money from a US bank account of my US resident friend in New York
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As a student, should I get a credit card from India to the US, or apply for a credit card in the US?

I am planning to travel to the US as a student. I'm currently employed at an IB in India and I could get a credit card with a very good credit limit. However, if I get a credit card after going to the ...
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Raising Funds: What happens when you issue new shares by adding authorized capital?

Suppose, I have a company Authorized capital - 100,000 Indian Rupees. Divided into 100 shares - 1000 Indian Rupees each. 2 Directors Totally. Director A holds 75 Shares and Director B holds 25 ...
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Is Insurance policy money received taxable?

I have a LIC money back policy, which pays money every 4 years. I have received the 1st payment. I wanted to know whether that amount is taxable, and how would the tax be calculated? I am in India.
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Are there any e-commerce taxation rules in India?

I am planning to sell my software online, by recieving payments through Debit,credit cards and netbanking. Are there any e-commerce taxation rules like in the European Union..?
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Transfer money in my US account to brother's Non Resident External (NRE) Account in India

I'm a student in US on F1. I want to send 2k$ in my US account to my brother's State Bank of India NRE(Non Resident External) in India. There is NO rush in sending this money.. as in the money need ...
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What are the tax implications of earnings from the stock market (BSE)?

I am planning to sell all my stock and have all my money transferred to my own savings bank account. What is my tax liability?
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Pros and cons of different methods to transfer money from India to the U.S.?

I live in India, and I'd like to transfer money to a friend in the U.S., to settle a debt. Which of the following options work well: Give a rupee-denominated cheque. This would be denominated in ...
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Wire transfer from India to US

I would like send/lend money from US account to My brother-in-law's Indian account(international wire transfer) for 30 lakhs. This will be no interest loan to him. My brother-in-law needs this money ...
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FD and liquidation of cooperative Bank (patsanstha) in India

I've my money stuck in cooperative patsanstha (bank) since last 4-5 years. Money was invested across multiple FDs (worth Rs. 1,50,000) and after banks liquidation they deposited the money to saving ...
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Interest on self assessment tax

Sr citizen individual assesses are exempt from advance tax requirement. Enough for them to pay self assessment tax before 31st July WITH OUT interest? Or, are they liable for interest payment? V ...
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Freelance trading of products in India

I am an Non Resident Indian living in Saudi Arabia. I have a query for starting freelance trading of products in India. Is it possible for me to trade without a license or registration with the ...
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My dad wants to transfer money from India to US as a family maintanance

What is the tax implication if my dad is sending money to me here in US as a family maintenance? Do I have to pay tax on that money and how much will that be?
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Capital gains tax applicability if buying a House abroad

I want to sell my House in India and bring that money to UK (living here for 2 years) to buy a house in UK. It will help me securing a loan by increasing the down payment I can make. My question is, ...
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Investments as an NRI

I would like to gain clarification in regards to my investments made as a resident and also as a NRI (Non-Resident Indian). The investment done in mutual fund during the tenure being an resident was ...
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I left my job 2 years ago in 2013 and I am joining a new company now in 2015 . Can I still have my old EPF account transferred to the present one?

I was working in tech space for period of 10 months before quitting my job to go for higher studies in 2013. Somehow I never withdrew any money nor contributed anything to my EPF account after ...
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Legal way to give money to friend in USA and take equivalent amount in India

Is it legal to give money(USD) to a friend in USA and take equivalent amount in India? My friend is planning to buy a house and he wants some money in USA. He has the equivalent amount in India. ...
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Transfer money from a real estate sale in India to the US

I'm an H1B visa holder (a non-immigrant work visa) in the US. I've acquired some property in India a couple of years ago for around 30k$. It has nicely doubled in value since and it's worth around 60k ...
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What is approximate tax deduction for this scenario?

I am working as software Er and my finance status is like this: Basic salary:18750 House rent allowance:7500 Medical allowance : 800 Conveyance Allowance : 1250 Special allowance : 9200 Total earning ...
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How does India tax foreign stipends?

I am a student in India, recently selected for the Google Summer of Code. Google provides a stipend of 5000 USD for successful completion of the project. They also state that this is not employment. I ...
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Invest as dollars in India

I resides in India (currency:Rupees).I have my payment from a US based company in dollars.They sent me the amount via Paypal.Paypal converts the payment to rupees while transferring to my Indian bank ...
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What is the meaning of “BY” in atm mini statement? [closed]

I recently printed my mini statement of central bank atm card in a sbi atm machine. I got a statement where there was deposit made and abbreviation written as "BY". I never heard of such abbreviation ...
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Are there any implications if I do not report an Indian bank account during U.S. tax filling?

I have an Indian savings account to which I send money from the U.S. Over the year the maximum amount I sent was less than $10,000. I would like to know whether there are any complications if I don't ...
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How are stocks in an IPO allocated to investors

Example: the VRL Logistics IPO was subscribed 74x, how is it decided who gets shares and who doesnt? This is assuming the number of those who applied at the highest price point is still greater than ...
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Questions regarding taxation for Indians living in U.S.( citizens of U.S.)

Greetings of the season. I have some clarifications and questions regarding taxation for Indian's living in U.S. What is the maximum cash gift a person can receive from Indian parents? Beyond what ...