What Should NRIs Consider When They Invest in India?

What Should NRIs Consider When They Invest in India?

When it comes to financial planning we are very thoughtful as to where we should invest our hard earned money. We can invest in property, mutual funds, company shares, dividends or get a fixed deposit at banks, etc. But there are some taxation laws entailing investment in India may it be an NRI.

Indian market during its phase of recession had prospects for investments where NRI could throw their funds. One of them where the India mutual fund houses that allowed US based Indians to put their money in their schemes. Several more investment prospects have arisen since then. Legal services to NRIs are available for those US based Indians who want to take the advantage of putting their funds back in their home country. Such services help these US based Indian to assess several things related to investing purposes.

Foremost the US based Indians have to be classified according to their residential status. They can be either categorized as residents or as non-residents. Residents can be further divided into Resident but Ordinary Residents (ROR) and Resident but Not Ordinary resident (RNOR). But, there are few conditions under Income Tax Law that differentiate residents from non-residents and further. Their residential status is extremely important to be defined in order to assess tax on their income. As elaborated under the Income tax law Indian income for ROR and NRIs are both taxable whereas, foreign income for only ROR is taxable.

The recent economic depression had endangered jobs and investment option for those Indian who were living in the USA. In their hunt for a safe advice to manage their funds they realized that they can bank their funds in India. Recent study has shown that while fighting the phase of depression India had slowly and steadily managed to outrun the other emerging countries, like China and Brazil, dealing with the similar crisis. This piece of knowledge had to be conveyed so as to put forward India as a beneficial investment destination. This being told, if now NRIs want to invest in India they can they can do that in mutual funds, direct equity and Real Estate or store their money in banks in NRE and NRO account. NRIs should consider the benefits of investing in India and the possible options before betting their funds.