Many of my NRI readers ask me frequently, should I open an NRI saving account in India? Is it must for an NRI to open NRE or NRO account? Can I continue my existing Saving account in India? etc. Well, If you are going abroad for short term let's say less than 6 months then you don't need to open an NRE or NRO savings account and you can continue to maintain your existing Resident Saving account in India, but you are going overseas for long term e.g. more than 6 months you must inform your bank about your NRI status and subsequently then will convert your Resident Saving account to an NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) account.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Difference between NRE and NRO fixed deposit
NRI has two option to invest in Fixed deposit in India NRE fixed deposit and NRO fixed deposit, but you need to be careful whether you choose NRE or NRO fixed deposit as taxation rules on NRE and NRO Fixed deposit is different. Principle and Interest earned in NRE fixed deposits are completely tax-free while interest earned on NRO fixed deposit are subject to TDS and deduct at the maximum rate of 30%. Also, you can send rupees back to your overseas account if it is held in NRE fixed deposit, but you can not repatriate money from NRO fixed deposit.