It is Important to know about the tax implications for NRI investing in Mutual Funds in India.
For NRI’s Income Earned in India is Taxable
There are two types of taxes
Long Term Capital Gain tax are applicable if the investment in the mutual funds are held for more than one year
Short Term Capital Gain Tax are applicable if the investment in the mutual funds are held less than a year
Investment Options Available for investing in mutual funds in India.
Growth Option:In Growth Option there is a TDS ( Tax Deduction at Source).
In case of an NRI the applicable Tax Rate
However the tax applicale depends on the income tax slab of an individual.
Income Tax Rate
10,00,000 and above 30%
This Tax Slab is applicable only for the income earned in India. So if one’s tax slab is less than the TDS charged. To get a refund of the excess tax paid through TDS one must file an income tax return and get the excess tax refunded.
Dividend Option: when the units are redeemed or sold by the investor the fund house deduct a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) of 25% + 3% education cess on the capital gains for both short term and long term capital gain. And the Dividend Income Received after Deducting the Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is Tax Free.
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