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We have a company registered in Europe and we would like to hire an Indian service provider [on hold]

The service provider in question is an individual, who claims that, in India, individuals can issue invoices. Can anyone confirm this with any trustworthy reference? Finally, which VAT applies? The ...
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Do i need to declare property in India when living in USA

I have been living in US and paying taxes, filing FBAR to declare the foreign bank accounts. My question - do i also need to declare my property like the house in which parents are living (but its in ...
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Can I deposit money in Indian PPF account while living in US

I have been living in US for 2 years and working on H1B visa. I might continue staying here for few more years. Before coming to US, I had opened a PPF account with State Bank of India. My question ...
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Tax consequences of working for US company from India

I found a job at a US-based company, and I would like to do all my work for that company while residing in India. My questions are: Can said company deposit my salary check directly into my account ...
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Dollar transfering from australia to India and back to Australia

If I send Australian Dollar to FCNR in India, which I have already paid tax here, then when I bring back the same amount to Australia in a few years, do I have to pay tax again here?
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can foreign income be used to pay Home loans without paying any taxes?

Can we use the foreign income(from North America), transfer it to my savings account in India and pay my home EMI? I read here in forum that foreign income is not taxable unless used to buy stocks, ...
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Indian income tax 2014-2015

I am filing my 2014-2015 Indian income taxes. I am outside India since Jan 2013 and currently in USA. I am filing taxes using prepare and submit online ITR using ITR 1. What should be my resident ...
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Direct Mutual funds in India through Demat

I am aware that Mutual funds are available in India in two flavors, Regular and Direct. Also, I have been using my Demat account to buy units in Mutual fund. However, I find many Direct options are ...
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Question related to Public Provident Fund interest calculation

Consider the following extract from a newspaper article : The interest on your PPF balance is compounded annually, but the calculation is done every month. The interest is calculated on the ...
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How to report short term capital loss occurred between 16-Mar and 31-Mar in ITR2?

I have short term capital gains from sale of equity shares for India financial year 2013-14 as below (Figures are hypothetical, but the concept is exactly how I am facing it) Gain of Rs.30000 in ...
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Indian citizen. Moving to Brunei. Working as freelancer for US company. In which account do I get my salary transferred?

I am an Indian citizen living in the US for last 4 years. My husband will be transferred to Brunei starting July and I will join him too. My US employer wants me to continue working as a freelancer ...
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How can I judge loan availability?

I want to apply for home loan ( I am from India ). But I did not know If I am qualified for loan or not. Previous history is that I already have a home loan for a property through my family. That ...
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USA H1B Employee - Capital gains in India from selling selling stocks

I moved to the US in May 2012. I had made some investments in Indian stock markets. Since I did not make any significant profits in 2012 and 2013, I never paid taxes on that. In 2014, I have made some ...
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Transfer a Public Provident Fund account from minor to major in India

I am aware that citizens of India can contribute money into a public provident fund (PPF) which will get locked in for 15 years. I am also aware that one can open a PPF account on behalf of a minor if ...
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As US citizen want to send money to my parents account. Do they need to pay tax? If not how can they show that it is a gifted amount from my daughter?

I am US citizen and want to send around $45k to my parents in India. Is there any kind of tax I or my parents need to pay? If not then how can they show that it is gifted amount from their daughter in ...
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Is it legal to have a Savings account in india while I am working in the US

I have been residing in the US since 2012. I have recently started working for an employer since 2014. I have three related questions. Due to lack of due diligence on my part, I missed couple of ...
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Are U.S. Social Security payroll contributions and state taxes deductible from taxable income for India?

I moved to USA during the financial year Apr 2014 - Mar 2015, in which I was resident in India for more than 182 days due to which my status is "resident" in India for the tax year concerned. I ...
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Remittance to India from US in an Indian account?

I am Indian citizen working in the US on a non-immigrant work visa. I have a regular savings account in India as well but I dont have an NRE/NRO account. So, will my remittance send to India account ...
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Making sense of mutual fund returns

Looking at a mutual funds returns, sometimes I see a 5 year return of 20% and 1 year return of 100% (both annualized). Does that imply that the growth was 0 in the year n-5 to n-1, and the growth of ...
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Can preventive health checkup be claimed as a separate expense from medical expenses?

I am aware that the salary structure for most employees of corporations in India consists of a section called medical which amounts to 15,000 rs. The implication of this is that employees can get tax ...
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Does Income Tax have to be paid in India if i am paying IT abroad also and i am not a NRI

I was working with an Indian company till mid of 2014, all my taxes were adjusted and final settlement paid to me, and then I was without a job until end of Jan. I moved to Singapore for a short term ...
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Questions related to leave travel allowance

I am aware that one can claim tax reimbursement on expenses incurred on travelling within India during a personal leave. Although, I find this concept very confusing. I already understand the ...
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Income tax implications in India: sending money to ordinary OWN saving bank account

Could someone help on following: Please consider I am on work permit In EU and have not worked a single day in Inida in entire financial year Would I have to pay income tax other then TDS on ...
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Tax Exemption on Home loan on property on Father's name in INDIA

We have an independent house registered on my father's name. I took a loan for construction of first floor. The bank has granted the loan after submission of documents and verifications. My father is ...
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Income tax India change of form for defective return

I have filed a Income tax return with ITR4 and received a communication about defective return asking to fill balance sheet and profit and loss account. I think I can file ITR1 or ITR2 instead of the ...
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US Tax exemption for Independent student contractor working from India

I am an undergraduate computer science student, resident and citizen of India, I'll be working as an Independent student contractor for a US based software company from my home country (India), during ...
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Questions related to medical reimbursment

I am aware that an amount of 15,000 rs can be claimed under medical reimbursement in India if you are a salaried employee. I have the following questions related to this process : Let's say that I ...
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Income Tax in India for variable Income

I have variable income through freelance developing software like for e.g say I earn Rs 15lakh in one year and Nil in the next year. Is there any way to distribute the income over two years or any ...
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Income Tax form in India for freelancing

If I have income only through freelancing (developing software for a US based Company) and am not a incorporated business do I need to file ITR4 or ITR2
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Transfer money from foreign account to Indian bank account?

I wanted to know if it is advisable to transfer money from USA based accounts to an NRE or NRO account in India? Are any of them liable to tax in India or USA ? I am planning to use western union. ...
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Can a bank statement be submitted as a proof of investment?

Let's say that I invest 50K in a tax saving fixed deposit. According to my bank, it will take at least 48 hours to get an acknowledgment. Meanwhile, can I submit my bank statement as a proof of ...
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What are the steps for creating a systematic investment plan for mutual funds?

I believe that any investment done systematically should be termed as a systematic investment plan. However, the term systematic investment plan is mostly understood as systematically investing a ...
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Strategy for investing in a tax saving fixed deposit account

Let's say that I open a new tax saving FD account with a bank with a deposit amount of Rs. 50,000. I understand that I can get a tax relief for the current financial year in which the FD account was ...
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Transfer USD to inr

I am a dentist, and I have a patient who is coming from USA for his dental treatment.He wants to transfer money to my bank account, will it attract taxes?if so what's the percentage? Thanks
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Legal way US based Employer transfer money to India based employee

I am a software engineer, currently working for a US based company. Situation : I have got my old US employer back with me where they want me to be their employee right now (meanwhile they are ...
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What happened to my remaining money?

I was offered an Internship at a company with a monthly amount of 15000 rupees. I joined on 6th january 2015. I was paid an amount of 13065 rupees today to my bank account. Where did the remaining ...
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How to send full loan amount to India from Saudi Arabia?

I work in Saudi Arabia, I took a loan here, nearly 10 lakhs Indian Rupees (1,000,000 Indian Rupees). My questions are: How to send the full loan amount from Saudi Arabia (money exchange), because ...
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India Freelancer - how to get money directly in bank account (without PayPal), how to pay tax for this extra income

I am a part-time Freelancer providing software consultation to clients in US and Ireland. I also work in an India Software company, which does the tax computation for my salary. (My Company doesn't ...
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Can I get home loan and claim tax benefit if I repay the loan for a property in India which is in my mother's name?

We are planning to buy a new house in India of which my mother will be the sole-owner. At present, she doesn't have any source of income. Now I have two questions in it. Is it possible for me to ...
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Transfer of property proceeds from india to USA

I am a U.S. citizen currently in Hyderabad for the past 3 or 4 years. I am not working and have no income in India but have Social Security monthly pension in U.S. (below taxable limit in U.S.) and ...
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Working in Saudi since aug 14, am I considered as NRI and do I need to pay tax

I am working in Saudi Arabia since aug 14, am I considered as NRI and do I need to pay tax. I applied for NRE account in ICICI bank and application was processed later I was told by officer that I ...
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Regarding NRI Tax returns

My earnings for the below period as April 2014 till June 2014 in India, July 2014 till Jan 2015 in Singapore ( More than 200 Days ), Feb 2014 till March 2015 in India I'll be paying tax in ...
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Getting money paid to a US based bank account for Indian company based invoice

I work for an american company and I used to get paid before directly by check. But now, I am raising invoices (for the work I do) from my Indian company. Is it ok if the USA company pays the Indian ...
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From India, and also worked in Kuwait in 2014. Do I owe income tax in India?

I got a job in Kuwait and I joined on 03-09-2014. Earlier I was working in India and was paying my Income Tax regularly. Now I am sending Kuwaiti Dinars sometimes to my and sometimes to my wife's ...
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Indian resident owning dividend-paying shares in company based in France: Can I save on withholding tax?

I am Indian and staying in India. I am holding stocks/shares of a French company which is listed on the Paris stock exchange. Every year, the French company declares dividend on the shares, and on ...
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What is the best way to increase the earned money staying in US for an NRI?

Im living in US from last 1 year due to work assignment and will be here for another 3-4 years. What is the best way to earn interest on earned money? Shall I send all earned money to India ...
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Principal amount on house loan shown in saving 80C

I booked a property in April 2014. This property is under construction. I got a loan on this property and paid EMI from May 2014 with Principal amount and interest I want to know:- Can I get benefit ...
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Working from India in a US company

I'm a new grad, working on a contract position in US for some time now and my contract has almost ended. I got an offer from another company (X), which is quite small (an LLC) but with better ...
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Is it possible to receive online payment via paypal in india without creditcard

I have a paypal Premier account (Verified by PAN and bank account). I want to receive payments by selling web app on my website. But I don't verify paypal with credit card. I don't have credit card. ...
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Does Income tax deduct automatically by bank in India?

I have a savings bank account in India. I have earned some lakhs this year through some freelance work. I would like to keep that money in the bank itself. Do I need to manually do anything for ...