Saturday, February 27, 2016

8 Things NRI should Know about Mutual Fund Investment

If you are an NRI and investing in Mutual funds in India, here are a couple of things you should know.

1) NRIs are allowed to invest in mutual funds in India on a repatriable or non-repatriable basis. Based on which type of investment you choose, there are certain rules to follow.

2) The investments carry the right of repatriation of capital invested and capital appreciation only till the investor remains an NRI.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Is it Mandatory to Open NRI Accounts for Indians Living Abroad

If you have recently moved to overseas from India and wondering should you open an NRI accounts or not then you should read this article. Do I receive questions like why should I open NRI account? Is it mandatory for NRI to open NRE or NRO account? and much more on similar lines. I'll try to answer some of these questions in this article. First of all, it's not mandatory for an NRI to open NRI bank accounts in India, but it is mandatory to convert your resident bank account to NRO account according to FEMA law.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Opening an NRE Fixed Deposit? Compare Interest Rates among Banks

NRE Fixed deposits are one of the best options for NRIs. It's safe, offer fixed and good returns and most importantly interest earned on NRE fixed deposit are not taxable in India. On top of that, you can also repatriate (send money to overseas from India) both principle and interest. Still, there are a couple of things every NRI should know about NRE fixed deposit before booking. Most important of them is that minimum tenor for earning the interest on NRE Fixed Deposits is 1 year. If you withdraw or break your NRE FD before 1 year then no interest will be paid.

Monday, February 8, 2016

5 Difference between ELSS vs PPF vs NSC vs Tax Saving Fixed Deposit

ELSS (Equity Linked Saving Scheme), PPF (Public Provident Fund), NSC (National Saving Certificate) and Tax-saving fixed deposits with banks are four of the most popular way to save tax under section 80C, but which one is the best among these four? How do you choose whether to invest your 1.5 lakh rupees, the maximum amount allowed to invest under section 80C qualified for deduction from taxable income?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

13 ways to Save Income Tax under Section 80C in India

It's this time of the year when most of the salaried Indian think for tax saving investments. Most of the income taxpayers know about section 80C and the 1.5 lakh tax deductions it allows into your taxable income, but do you know what are some other investment options comes under section 80C? Some of you know that investment in PPF and ELSS (Equity linked Saving Scheme) comes under Section 80C, but what else? Is there any other tax saving options which you can leverage or you might have invested in it but you are not claiming the tax benefit because you are unsure whether that is covered under section 80C or not.