Mother and sister residents on India, staying in India. Will she have to show the gift given to her tax consultant in the US if it's below the limit?
HI, I am NRI living i Australia. I have a property in India which i want to give to my mum. I still have Rs 24,00,000 loan remaining with the bank. Can i keep paying that loan after transferring the property to my mum or the loan has to be paid off before transferring the property?
In India, all the laws related to outward and inward remittances fall under the jurisdiction of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). Apart from ensuring the money sent abroad is used only for legal purposes, this act helps the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stabilise the local currency markets.
It's also important to note that there might be certain legal and tax implications in both India and your country of residence. It's recommended to consult with a lawyer or a tax professional to ensure that the gift is in compliance with all the laws and regulations, and to understand all the tax implications of gifting the money.
Transfer Fee: Differs depending on amount and how you pay them. Paying them by bank transfer is free, but if you pay by card the fee is percentage based.
If you prefer to transfer money online, Wise is the easiest way to do it. It's incredibly simple to set up an account or make a transfer using their app. They also have the best exchange rates, because they offer the same market rate you see on XE or Google and don't add any hidden exchange rate mark ups.
The other major pay-out method popular among NRIs sending money from the USA to India are cash pickups. These transfers allow recipients in India to retrieve their money in cash from a physical location rather than having them deposited electronically into their bank account.
If your brother residing in UAE sends money to you in India, the money is not taxable in India. As per the Indian Income Tax Act, money received as a gift from a relative is not considered as income and therefore is not taxable. A relative is defined as spouse, brother, sister, brother or sister of the spouse, brother or sister of either of the parents, any lineal ascendant or descendant. However, it's worth noting that your brother might be subject to taxes in the UAE for sending money out of the country. It's recommended to check with a tax professional in the UAE to understand the tax implications for your brother.