- I would like to gift around 25 lacs to my father in law as a gift. Is it exempt from tax? What documentation I need to do? I know that simple gift deed is required. Are signatures required on the gift deed? Can it be done as soft copy while both parties are in different countries?
Would be thankful if provided needed authetic information addressing above querries.
However, it is important to note that if the gift amount is very large, the tax authorities may scrutinize the transaction and require proof that the gift is genuine and not a way to evade taxes.
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In general, NRIs are allowed to transfer a certain amount of funds from their NRI accounts to another country without prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This limit is known as the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) limit. As of the financial year 2021-2022, the LRS limit for NRIs is INR 2,50,00,000 per financial year. This limit applies to the total amount of funds transferred by an NRI during the financial year, and includes all transfers made for any purpose, including investments, gifts, and personal expenses.
It is important to check the customs and tax laws of your country to determine the exact charges you may be subject to. You may also want to consult with a tax professional for more specific advice.