Parents Sending Money From India To Us For Kids/grandkids

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  1. Trustcarelove

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    Dear All,
    I would like to take help of any law background people or from anyone in the US or India who has done this before. My dad in Chennai wanted me to gift me a land back in India., Since we have settled here and no interest in having any investment in India, he wanted to send that money to us here so that We can use it for kids education or other necessities. So, basically this will be a gift. In the US, it is very clear that we have to report that as a gift and has to fill form 3520. Could anyone shed me some light what is the process in India, how much they can send at a time ( transferring from their account to ours), how much tax and what kind of legal issues they will have to face. Thank you for your time.
     
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    the bank has a forex facility . he can do. try to do before july 1. there is some 20% tax. ask your relative to contact a ca there. they would need that.
     
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    Thank you. Does this 20% tax applicable to Gift too? is there any amount limit like only above a certain amount or something..
     
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    The best option is to consult the bank. However, there is no gift tax in India. The gift is taxable in the hands of the receiver for the earnings from it.
     
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    thank you all so much. We consulted the local bank in India and got the process. As Lavani said, Until June 30th, It is tax free upto 700000 but from July 1st, looks like 20%
     
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    yes my dh hates it. we sold a house. paid the taxes.

    we did not even make 20% percent profit.

    if you can. have your relatives pay you 7k multiple accounts or your spouse and then you can pay them in india.
     
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    @Trustcarelove if you transfer it within India itself, a gift from father to daughter would be tax free. However, if you choose to remit it here, its a lot of hassles apart from the 20% tax!!
     
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