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Questions tagged [india]

For questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of India

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Is there a total stock market index fund in India, like the one offered by Vanguard in the US?

I have been reading 'The simple path to wealth' by Jim Collins which advances the indexing philosophy to investment. The issue is that the book is written from the perspective of a US citizen, and ...
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Is there a way to know the number of a lost debit card?

I am stuck in the situation where I want to know the card number of my lost debit card (lost in 2013). I have an account in the Bank of India. I checked all my entries in bank pass-books but there is ...
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Is there a different tax rate for non-U.S. resident foreigners on capital gains in the U.S., depending on period of investment?

I'm an Indian citizen, living in the U.A.E. The U.A.E. does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., so, tax treaties don't affect the equation, which makes things simple. I've read that there is a ...
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Can a merchant charge me on my credit card one year after transaction date?

What is the time constraint put on the merchant to charge customers on their credit card? Edit: Country: India, Card: Amex, Purchases: Coffee and snacks
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SSD and RAM in luggage bag, IMPORT duty [closed]

Hello I am travelling back to India soon, I will be keeping a NVME M.2 ssd, and a 16gb RAM module, in my LUGGAGE bag and NOT cabin bag, will this be flagged once I reach INDIA for customs duty?
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How to show in income tax filing a loan taken from friends to repay home loan?

I took home loan from PNBHFL of 20 lakhs. Due to various personal reasons (to clear my debts) I sold my house. I purchased it in August 2016 and sold it in January 2019. I sold it for 40 lakhs. ...
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How to diversify long term retirement investment schemes in India so have sustainable passive income?

Public Provident Fund (PPF) - an Exempt-Exempt-Exempt (EEE) investment tool, I invest Rs.150000 at the rate of 7.6% per year with a lock in of 15 years. (I would like to extend it to 20 years before ...
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Taxes on NRE Account FD Earnings

Will the U.S. Government tax the earnings on an Indian NRE Account? The FD Earnings are tax free in India. So, will an
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Am I eligible for applying PMAY scheme?

I am planning to buy a home and my father already own a home. Am I eligible for applying PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban)) scheme? Thanks in advance
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Best strategy to invest in mutual funds with this scenario?

Edit: This question is about investing in mutual funds in India by a resident of India. I have been working for the past 7 years. I have most of my savings in fixed deposits (60%) and stocks (40%). ...
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Money received from USA

My son completed his MS in the USA after taking an education loan from an Indian national bank. He has started earning in USA, paying taxes as per USA rules. He is planning to send Rs. $5000.00 per ...
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Taking out an SBI apartment mortgage loan in Chennai, India and transferring the money to the USA in dollars

I plan to take a mortgage loan on my apartment in Chennai from SBI and then transfer that money to the USA in dollars. Will I lose any money in the transaction like taxes, etc. ?
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Tax system on savings account in India

I would like to know if the money in the bank is taxable. Let's say I have deposited some x amount in my savings account and the yearly interest is y amount. I know that this y amount is taxable, but ...
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Is it mandatory to convert normal savings account to NRO/NRE account if there is no money to deposit from outside India?

If there is no money to deposit from outside India to Indian account, though the status is NRI, is it mandatory to convert savings account to NRI/NRE account? What are the penalties of not ...
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Indian won a contest in US. I got 1042-S claiming 30% tax. How to file?

I won a contest and the sponsor paid the money without withholding tax against my W8BEN. I am Indian citizen and I have to file taxes to US from India. I have received 1042-S claiming that I have to ...
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Is it fine to use Savings account to pay salaries? what is the downside?

It is taking us time to get checking/current account for the business. We want to know, if it is OK to pay through Business Owner's personal savings account and still have it as a record of business. ...
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How do I declare my profits in binary options while paying income tax?

I'm from India and have been trading in binary options for a while now, and have made some profit which I will be withdrawing through an e-wallet (Skrill/Neteller). Under what section do I declare my ...
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Relocation to US

I am relocating to Texas from India along with my family in the month of July 2019 to pursue a Phd. In order to effect a smooth transition, would like some advice on how to setup things to manage my ...
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What is my SBI IBAN number?

I have been recently accepted for a scholarship and I need to provide my IBAN/BIC number for some purpose of accommodation. My SBI Branch code is 006342 and I wasn't able to find any swift code based ...
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How does service tax work for Indian app developers selling through an app store?

I'm an app developer based in India, and I will be selling my apps through an app store. As I understand, developers are subject to a service tax of 15% once their revenue crosses a threshold of ₹10 ...
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Steps to making first share purchase?

I would like to know the steps I can take to buy shares, for a common man having a bank account and PAN card.
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Tax on inherited property [duplicate]

I am USA citizen and I want to sell my inherited property in India. If I bring that money to USA, do I need to pay taxes in USA?
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Tax exemption on HRA in India

I am fresh out of college working in Bangalore, and have not much idea about the income tax system in India. Here is my salary structure: Basic - Rs. 12,50,000 pa HRA - Rs. 6,25,000 pa I looked up ...
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How to transfer money from an ATM card in a village in India without an ATM machine or smart phone?

Is there any way to transfer money from one account to another account using only an ATM card? We don't have a card swiping machine or the Bhim app. I have a shop in a village where ATM and card ...
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Transferring funds to India from US

I am an Indian citizen ending my PG studies in US as I'm unable to return to the US after an overseas trip because of visa issues. I wish to transfer savings from my US bank account to a savings ...
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If PF is withdrawn by an NRI staying in USA does it become taxable as per US laws?

I have been service in an Indian company for 10 years and now getting transferred to US. I want to keep the PF and not withdraw as I don't need money and it will earn good 8.5% interest for next 3 ...
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Income Tax Deduction / Reimbursement of Rs.15000/- per year

Can the purchase of medical equipment like Blood Monitor Machine, Blood Sugar Machine etc. be claimed under the medical reimbursement or income tax deduction of up to Rs.15000 per financial year for ...
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Tax in India and UK

I came to the UK in March 2019. Due to other formalities, my bank account was opened in April 2019. So in March 2019 my Indian salary got credited in an Indian bank account after tax deductions. In ...
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Can I take gift money from my wife to buy property?

I'm buying a property worth 1cr. 40% by my wife and 60% by me in India, Hyderabad. But i don't want to include her in the apartment registration documents. What are the tax implications if i take the ...
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How is prize money taxed in India?

I have won a programming competition based in US, and i will be getting $800 from the US based company. They are telling me that they will pay the taxes already and will give me the full amount. Now, ...
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india : income tax liability on leaves encashment

I have changed my job from a govt company to a private company. At the time of final settlement in the govt company, I have got some money as leaves encashment. Am I liable to pay income tax on that.
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Form W-8BEN income taxable in India/US

I have been living and working in US until middle of last year. I have since been in India but still working for my US employer from India. My employer decided to pay my salary in India after I submit ...
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How to file and pay income tax for ITR2 in India? What is the order?

I have following incomes Salary Interest income from fixed deposits Short term capital gains from sale of equity stocks Long term capital gains from sale of debt mutual fund Searching for it leads ...
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Provident Fund transfer from a company which got acquired by another company

My husband has changed job to another company and had not transferred his PF at that time. Later the previous company he was employed in got acquired by another company. Now he has initiated PF ...
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The mathematics of GST makes no sense to me

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a destination based tax, which means that the state in which the goods are consumed receives the tax. The GST is implemented using three separate taxes: Central ...
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how to transfer inheritance money to US legally

I have inheritance from my mother in India and would like to bring in USA. I have NRO/NRI account in India. I am aware of 15CB & 15CA forms need to complete. I know that legally I can bring $10,...
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Understanding tax benefits of NPS in India

This link says following: Under Section 80CCD (1b): In budget 2016, the government had introduced additional tax benefit for investment up to Rs 50,000 in NPS. If the taxpayer contributes more than ...
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Transfer from NRE account to salary account

I am working in Kenya with an Indian company duly registered in Kenya as a branch. I am getting my salary from India in my salary account and I am also getting an overseas allowance from Kenya in ...
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Need to understand the SMS lately sent by ITDEPT - 'Total tax by Employer for Q is xxxx…'

Total TDS by Employer for Qtr ending Dec 31 is Rs. XXXXX and cumulative TDS for FY 18-19 is Rs. YYYYY. View 26AS for details. YYYYY is way greater than XXXXX , could someone tell me how to interpret ...
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How to declare interested earned from unmatured NSC (5 years) in ITR

5 year NSC shows its interest earned is reinvested every year, So I can clam it under 80C. But there is no interest entry made by the Post Office department against NSC. How can I declare such ...
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Is SGST applicable if UGST is applied on purchase or sales?

If my transaction belongs to union territory. Is SGST also applicable when UGST is applied for such transaction?
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Investment vs Income Tax

For a private employee in India, with an income of INR 6.5 lacs per annum, to minimize IT under 80C, which investment is most beneficial?
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Income tax exemption (in India) for interest on second home loan

I own a house in Bangalore (India) for which I had earlier taken home loan and which was fully closed nearly 7 years ago. This property has been let out as I am working & staying in Mumbai. I have ...
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Tax implications of freelance income in NRO account for a U.S. H4 EAD holder

It might be a simple question, but I am not able to get a definitive answer to this anywhere. I live in USA, have an H4 EAD and I do some freelance work while living physically in USA with clients ...
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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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How to fill W-8BEN form as an Indian?

I'm a freelancer (individual), Indian citizen working from India and I've to fill the form W-8BEN for a client based in US. I receive the money from the US source into my savings account here in India ...
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Tax treatment for India (stay over 182 days)/Hong Kong salary income in a single year

What is the tax treatment for salary earned in India (stayed over 182 days) and Hong Kong? Hong Kong tax rules provide for some standard deduction before computing net chargeable income. What is the ...
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How to file Income tax return from Salary certificate of previous employer?

Consider my scenario: I worked in Company A - where my salary was below taxable limit. (< 2.5 lakhs), thus my employer issues me a "Salary Certificate" and no Form 16. I left this company in ...
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Could the US demonetize large bills? If so, how can I protect myself if I rely on holding US dollars in cash?

There was a demonetization in India. I heard that this was difficult for Indian residents to handle. I understand most of the money is in digital forms, but there is still a large amount of actual ...
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Negative balance effect credit score

I have an saving account in Oriental Bank. I am not using this account for last 1.5 year. Currently the balance is negative. I am staying in Bihar since last two year. It is not possible to go ...