Parul Naik asked on 23/03/2020

What are the restrictions on NRE accounts?

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answered on 23/03/2020

restrictions on NRE Account

 

There are certain restrictions on NRE Accounts. NRIs cannot deposit the following funds in the NRE account because NRE accounts are used to maintain the income earned outside India:

  • Cash in Indian Rupees
  • Gifts received in India
  • Any income generated in India for which the taxes are not deducted at source

 

 

Along with restrictions on NRE Accounts, there are certain credits that are permissible as well, which are:

 

Permissible Credits in NRE Account

Credits refer to the money that can be deposited in a bank account. The permitted credits in an NRE Account are:

  • Inward remittance from outside India 
  • Interest earned on the money deposited in the NRE account
  • Interest on investments made through the NRE Account
  • Transfer from other NRE/ FCNR(B) accounts 
  • Maturity gains from investments (if such investments were made from this account or through inward remittance)

Process of repatriation from NRI Accounts

Accounts

Process

Limit

NRE

1. ONLINE: 

  • Internet banking for outward remittance (sending money to your overseas account from your NRE account)

2. OFFLINE: Fill these 2 forms

(You can get them at the bank branch or download them online, sign them and send them to the bank branch in India via courier in case you are abroad.)

  • Bank Request Form: Enter foreign currency/inr amount to be repatriated, beneficiary bank details (the beneficiary name can be same or different)
  • Form A2 (Form for remittance)

No Limit

NRO

All the following documents are needed to be submitted at the Bank Branch (in India). You can either submit it when you arrive here or download it online and send the signed copies to bank branch via courier:

  • Form 15CA (The purpose of this document is to ensure that taxes are collected on the funds before they are remitted abroad as it becomes difficult to recover taxes at a later stage) (Fill the form online on NSDL and print the acknowledgement)
  • Form 15CB (Certificate of an Accountant) (The Accountant fills the form and shares it with the account holder. The account holder then sends it to the bank via courier) 
  • Form A2 (Form for remittance)
  • Request Form from the Bank (for details to debit funds from your account)

USD 1 million

FCNR

1. ONLINE:

  • Internet banking for outward remittance (sending money to your overseas account from your NRE account)

2. OFFLINE: Fill these 2 forms

(You can get them at the bank branch or download them online, sign them and send them to the bank branch in India via courier in case you are abroad.) 

  • Bank Branch Form: Enter foreign currency/inr amount to be repatriated, beneficiary bank details (the beneficiary name must be same)
  • Form A2 (Form for remittance) which also includes Corresponding bank details (A mediator bank through which the funds will be transferred to the beneficiary bank account)

No Limit

 

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