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Singapore Based NRI Who Invest in Indian Mutual Funds Gain Tax Benefits

Navigating the investment landscape across borders can be complex, especially when considering the tax implications that come with it. For Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) residing in Singapore, the Indian mutual fund market presents not only potential growth opportunities but also favorable tax benefits. In our comprehensive guide, we decode the tax advantages exclusive to Singapore-based NRIs and outline how these can significantly enhance the appeal of investing in Indian mutual funds. Join us as we explore the intersection of cross-border finance and tax efficiency to optimize your investment strategy.

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✅ No Capital Gains Tax on Indian Mutual Funds (MFs):
• Under the India-Singapore DTAA, NRIs based in Singapore are exempt from paying capital gains tax on Indian MFs.

✅ Interpretations:
• Judicial precedents have supported the exemption based on a valid Tax Residency Certificate (TRC), even if the income remains untaxed in Singapore according to Singapore domestic tax law

✅ Requirements For Tax Exemption:
• NRIs must fulfil Singapore residency criteria, obtain a Tax Residency Certificate (TRC), and generate Form 10F from the Indian income tax portal to be eligible for tax exemption.

✅ Refunds Procedure for Deducted Capital Gains Tax :
• Refunds for deducted capital gains tax require submission of TRC and Form 10F.

✅ Recourse in Case of Rejection:
• In case of claim rejection, NRIs can file a revision petition, appeal before the Commissioner of Income Tax (A), or submit a rectification application.

✅ Treaty Shopping and General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR):
• Treaty shopping, or exploiting treaties for tax benefits, is discouraged and may be thwarted by GAAR.

✅ Expert Guidance:
• Our team of wealth management experts are experienced in providing tailored solutions and assisting you in navigating the complexities of international tax laws.

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