Rules for filing income taxes broadly same for NRIs and residents

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint I am based in Kenya and am selling a house in Hyderabad, which I had bought in 2007. How will long-term capital gains (LTCG) be taxed? —Sahil Gupta Sale of a capital asset such as a house results in capital gains. When a property has been held for more than 2 years, the gains are referred to as LTCG. Since you purchased this property in 2007, the gains shall be long term for you. The Income Tax Act has laid down the procedure for calculating long-term gains….

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Fatca doesn’t prohibit NRIs from investing in mutual funds in India

Photo: iStock I am an NRI and have been told that I can’t invest in mutual funds in India because of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca). Is that true? If yes, what is the next best option for me to invest in? —Abhay Gupta Ever since Fatca has been enforced, financial institutions outside the US have become increasingly reluctant to deal with US entities. This has also led many people to think that Fatca prohibits any transaction between US entities and non-US financial institutions. But Fatca does not prohibit NRIs from…

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