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

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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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If PF is withdrawn by an NRI staying in USA does it become taxable as per US laws?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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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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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 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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Home Loan rebate in Indian Income tax

I had taken a home loan in Jul 14. Took possession in Mar 16. Since the loan was partially disbursed I was paying the Pre-EMI’s till Feb 16. EMIs started from March 16. YEAR PEMI INTEREST ...
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How do I loan money as a non-resident Indian (NRI)?

I am a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and want to send approx $10,000 as a loan to my father's account in India as a contribution for a new home purchase. How do I set this up as a loan so if he wants to ...
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Funds transferred to India after three years of leaving US

I was in the US for a few years and didn't close my savings and checking accounts in the US at the time of return. After three years of my return from US, I transferred some funds to my savings ...
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Dividend from ESOP to Cash - India

I'm Indian and working for a US organisation in India. I have been investing in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) for a while now. During the initial investment period, I had not opted for re-...
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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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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 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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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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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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Declaring income made in a foreign country

I was in the US from 2010 - July, 2016. In July I moved back to my home country (India) and have been working here ever since. I still count as a resident alien for 2016 in the US for tax purposes (...
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Indian Taxation policy on UK (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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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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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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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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Do I need to pay tax in US that ESPPS and RSUs earned in India

When I was working in India I got some RSUs and also purchased ESPPs from my company by contributing from my salary.Its US based company located in India. I have an account in ETrade. ETrade has ...
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USA taxes for foreign contractor- FW8BEN FORM

I work as an independent contractor (providing personal engineering services) from India for a a USA based company. I receive around 15000$ yearly directly credited to my Indian bank account. I ...
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Where do I pay income tax and how?

When I was in the US before, I worked for a company as a independent contractor under 1099. Now I've come back to India, and I am still working for that same company. The company deposits my pay in my ...
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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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Tax in US on interest earned from NRE account

I work in the US and recently got converted to H1B. I am planning to transfer funds to my NRE account ($3000), accrue interest in 3-4 months and then use it to pay for my student loan. Will I be taxed ...
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Do I need to pay tax in the US on funds withdrawn from a pre-existing PF account in India

I have a PF [retirement] account through my employment in India, before moving to the US in Aug 2012. However, there were no fresh contributions made to this accounts during my residency in the US. ...
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H1b + Rental income in India and USA

1) As a H1b holder, if I have rental income in India and need help with the following: a) Indian tax law exempts first INR 250,000 and Indian tax law allows 30% deductions on rental income. b) When ...
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Help with unique tax situation due to move between US-India-Canada

I would like to discuss my unique tax situation for next years filing so I could prepare for tax scenario in advance and make sure all documentation/filing is done properly. I am currently on H1B in ...
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NRI Indian customs question

Though info is avaliable online but I am not sure as it talks about Indian residents returning to India for good. I am a Singapore resident staying here for last 2 years. I keep travelling to India. ...
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Where should I pay tax as an Indian with an LLC in Delaware in the US?

I am from India and I am planning to register an LLC in Delaware US and will be operating completely in India. The majority of my customers will be from outside India and I will be paid either through ...
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Receiving debt through PayPal attracts tax?

I reside in India, and one of my friend owes me a debt of 3 lakh rupees. Now the friend is living out of the country. He sent me the debt amount via PayPal. Is this acceptable? Will this credit to my ...
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Married filing jointly and pay income tax on income that has already been taxed in India after moving to the U.S.?

My wife is an Indian national and I am a U.S. Citizen. She's previously paid income taxes on what she made at her job in India before marrying me and coming to the U.S. Do we have to pay income taxes ...
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how to opt for discounted rate when converting currencies in paypal?

I read http://trak.in/tags/business/2016/08/25/paypal-slashes-forex-rates-paypal-me-p2p-payments/ and specifically this part - While accepting payments, the user needs to opt for the discounted ...
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When to pay IT in India on income in Japan under DTAA?

I am staying in Japan and have signed for paying IT in India under DTAA. My company will give me statement of income while I return to India after full stay period, i.e., two years. Do I pay tax ...
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1% TDS on immovable property for multiple buyers

http://blog.tdsman.com/2013/11/will-transactions-one-buyerseller-filed-form-26qb-tds-immovable-property/ Above link tells that Online statement cum Challan Form/ Form 26QB is to be filled in by each ...
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US Tax Return Forms to fill for NRE Account

I am really confused about what forms I have to fill and submit for my 2015 Tax return in USA. I am an Indian lived in USA for whole 2015 tax year. I have a joint NRE account with my spouse in India ...
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Do I need to pay tax in USA for money remitted

I am planning to transfer money from India to USA. Do I need to pay tax in USA for the money inwardly remitted. If yes, what is the percentage rate?
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Is Superannuation fund held in Australia, taxed in India for Australian national residing in India?

If a person is an Australian national, residing in India (OCI) for past 3-4 years. Has a Superannuation Fund in Australia (Equivalent of a PF in India). This Super Fund was created when the person ...
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Indian Citizen and living in Uk and doing Free lancing

I moved to UK in Aug 2014 as my husband's dependent and now got an offer from a freelancing company. They want me to setup an account in UK so that they can do payments in pounds. I am moving back in ...
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Gift tax exemption amount on funds transferred to parents joint account from US to India

What is the limit on the amount of funds that I could transfer to my parents' joint account (held by my mom & dad) without incurring gift tax? I see the limits posted as $14000 per recipient, ...
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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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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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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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NRI returnig to india for good but have forex income in USA

I worked in US for 4 years and decided to return to india for good . I have regular income from forex which comes to US bank account and I pay tax to US government. Once I return to India , am ...
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How is capital gain calculated in India for a house when it is constructed on a piece of land bought few years earlier?

I had bought a piece of land in 2003 and constructed the house in 2005. I am planning to sell now; how is capital gains calculate for this?
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Transferwise regulated by RBI India

According to RBI FEMA Act Section 10, only authorized person or company could transfer Forex from India. I have checked the website of Transferwise and can't find any information on this. How can I ...
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is it possible to account TDS in Microsoft Money Plus?

Is it possible to account Tax deducted at source like Fixed deposit interest in microsoft money plus?
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Taxation of prize money given by US to Indian citizen

Can I claim 0% withholding of tax by US on the prize money given to me by a US based organisation? I am an Indian citizen holding a PAN card and filing returns every year.
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Can I claim capital loss on unsold, delisted stocks in India?

I have stocks in delisted stocks such as Kingfisher airlines and Varun Shipping. Can I write them off as capital losses and offset against gains in FY 2017-18?
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Are there are widely accepted criteria on when a fund is under-performing enough to exit it?

I'm told that once I invest in a fund, I should periodically (like annually) monitor the performance of the fund and exit it if it's consistently under-performing its index or the median fund in its ...
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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