When sending money from the USA to India, these specialist services are significantly faster and equally secure as the banks, and everything is wrapped up at a fraction of the cost. This is because funds sent via wire transfers (the method most banks use to send money abroad) typically need to follow several steps as they pass along the SWIFT network, adding new time and costs to the process. Find out more about how ordinary ACH transfers differ from wire transfers in our guide here.
One fee that brokers often charge is called a bid-ask spread. The bid price is the amount a broker will buy a currency for; the ask is how much they will sell it to you for. The discrepancy in these prices is what you pay in fees as the bid-ask spread.
A currency conversion fee of 3% exists in addition to the exchange rate whenever you are converting an amount you received into INR. With the way PayPal functions in India, you must pay the currency conversion fee on a daily basis, when the funds are withdrawn to your account.
The US has tax treaties with many nations around the world, which prevents double taxation on income. But if you're earning a foreign pension in a country without a treaty, you may be at risk of paying double tax. This is because in the US, pension funds are taxed both when accrued and when paid out, as well potentially in the country the pension is being paid.
I am a non-resident Indian living in the UK and I wish to make provision through my will to leave a resident Indian a sum of money. We are not relatives, just friends. My belief is that this is free of taxes for both me and the receipient as this is left through my will. Please can you confirm this, and also confirm if there is a limit to the amount in Rs or USD equivalent
On May 19, 2023, the Indian federal government issued a clarification regarding the tax implications of outbound remittances for small transactions below INR 700,000 (US$8,500). According to the latest notification, any individual making payments using their international Debit or Credit cards up to INR 700,000 per financial year will be exempt from the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) limits. As a result, these transactions will not be subject to any Tax Collected at Source (TCS).
If NRI is non-relative then subject to certain exemption as mentioned above in article, gift tax is applicable and receiver have to pay tax in india. Regarding DTAA, its better to consult a good CA.
If the NRI sister becomes a PR of any country will this PR status better safeguard the resident sister from being taxable for the gifts received via bank transfer ?