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shanon posted Need to understand Taxation for Expat assignment on the India forum on April 22, 2014:
Hello Folks, Need some help understanding my situation from Income Tax POV. I am an Indian Citizen working in US for a US multinational on H1B for the last 5 years. I have not applied for Green Card. I have accepted an expat assignment to India with my employer. I will be paid my US salary with US components in a US bank account. In addition, I get housing allowance/travel allowance etc in India. Its a 2 year assignment. My question is: 1) I believe there will be TDS. Will this be paid to IRS or the Indian IT dept. 2) Do I have to pay US taxes (I am not a US citizen or GC holder)? I understand that I may have to file US taxes (not pay) if the TDS is paid to IRS just to get it refunded. 3) Any other tips or questions that you folks can think about to plan/optimize my Tax situation? I do have tax consulting as a part of the relo package, and I am trying to understand as much before the sessions so that I can ask relevant questions. Thanks for taking the time to read through. Do let me know if I am not clear on any of this. Thanks, Shanon
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property in IndiaRooms fully furnished with attached bathroom available on rent. Located centrally in Jaipur close to the main market
property in IndiaRooms fully furnished with attached bathroom available on rent. Located centrally in Jaipur close to the main market
SarahHughes posted Dog rescue shelter and supporting spa Delhi on the India forum on April 22, 2014:
I met these amazing girls Sadhwi and Sakshi Sodhi who run Red paws rescue Spa for dogs in HKV , they also direct their proceeds to Sai ashram Animal Shelter in Chattarpur that has 300 dogs! wowie Must visit shelter!
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SarahHughes posted Great dessert place on the India forum on April 21, 2014:
Chez Nini in Meherchand market has amazing dessert and coffee
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Spanish style villa in heart of Koramangala. Park facing quite locality yet minutes away from all major amenities.
Spanish style villa in heart of Koramangala. Park facing quite locality yet minutes away from all major amenities.
je777 replied to the thread planning to move to india temporarily on the India forum:
melapumkin initially posted:
hi i would like to move to india temporarily to experience the culture and work for a few months to see how its like and decide weather i want to make the move completely or not. where do i find a job as i plan to go to chennai and how do i search for housing? its very confusing as no website tells everything in detail on how to be an expat.please help me with some info.thanks.
je777 replied on April 19, 2014 with:
Three years ago I made such a move. Being retired I looked easy and the visa situation seemed ok. Getting a 6 months visa was easy and I was told, unofficially that thousands of western people do it. Just leave the country after 6 month do a border run and come right back. Then the government changed the rules drastically. No return for 2 months and only a 3 months second visa. That can change again real sasy. Also a sim card was very difficult to get. I gave up after the first 6 months and will never go back.
Muchli replied on April 13, 2014 with:
It's unlikely the OP is serious, having not returned to discuss responses after posting three months ago. To anyone who is serious about moving to India: a trial stay before making permanent plans is a good idea. However, every country is protective of its own citizens. You are not going to find a job in India unless you have special skills. Indian companies have to hire their own citizens first. Look for a job before you move there which will transfer you to India, or take a volunteer position with a charitable organization. Also, you should investigate visas before you do anything.
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SarahHughes posted quaint french bistro in Delhi on the India forum on April 19, 2014:
I went to a very nice place yesterday for lunch in Delhi called le bistro du part. They also have a jazz night on wednesdays
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jgeuss posted Jehovah's Witnesses in India- English Congregations on the India forum on April 13, 2014:
My wife and I are Jehovah's Witnesses in our early '50s with many decades of theocratic experience and are responding to the call in January 15, 2014 Watchtower to move where the need is greater in a warm climate, due to health reasons. I have a rare skin disease (not communicable) that requires I have a beard. From experience, I know that some cultures view men with beards with suspicion. Is there an English Congregation with a need for qualified brothers in India? If so, would they welcome my wife and I?
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ashishngupta replied to the thread Moving Car from Overseas to India on the India forum:
nkesarwani initially posted:
I am planning to move my new car from Australia to Lucknow in India. Not sure if this will be worth cost wise and any pain given my the custom department in India for the clearance ?
ashishngupta replied on April 09, 2014 with:
Greetings of the day, Which model car is it? and im pretty sure you could sell of your car back home and get a new one here which is of the same of equivalent. The most cost effective way!
Indiarelo replied on February 06, 2014 with:
Hi say that the car cost you US$ 1000.00 the relocation cost to India will be about US$ 7000.00 the duty will be 100 % plus fine and Penalty which also could be up to 100 % Also note that Just because you bought the car for US$ 1000 does not mean duty is calculated on that, you will need to get the Manufacturers invoice, (dealers invoice will not do) and then depending how old it is you get depreciation on the manufacturers cost, if memory serves me right is 12% the first year, 10% second year, 8% third year and so on, also the car cant be very old as it needs to be atleaset euro 3 compliant
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property in IndiaBuilt up area of 1355 sft - 3 storied building with 6 houses

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