Non Resident External (NRE) Rupee Account
- The fact that the account runs on Indian rupees can be known by the name itself.
- Amounts in this account can be repatriated across borders of India.
- This is an account that can be opened only by a Non Resident Indian and the joint holders can be either NRIs or PIOs (Person of Indian Origin).
- Amounts can be deposited into this account;
1. In Indian rupee as well as certain permissible foreign currencies, to be deposited personally by an NRI when he visits India
2. Through foreign exchange transfer from abroad
3. Transfer through NRE or FCNR accounts held with other financial institutions
- Loans in foreign countries can be availed by an NRI through these accounts.
- The RBI standardizes transaction procedures that are to be documented and the report must be submitted to RBI. Transactions that cross Rs. 1,00,000 limit as well as certain specified items require documentation. Form A4 needs to be filled by NRI in cases where the amount is in foreign currency either through remittance or through modes of cheques, demand drafts etc.
- No tax is levied on interest that is gained from deposits in this account.
- The Power of attorney is limited to perform few basic functions like withdrawing money and remitting money across the border to reach the account holder himself.
- FEMA regulates credit and debit flow within this account by having a set of permissible transfer types into or out from this account.
1. Deposits of foreign currency in the form of cheques, amount remitted through banking channels, foreign exchange by the account holder himself when he comes to India and transfer from other FCNR and NRE accounts. Apart from above permissible credits, money earned through government bonds, mutual funds etc can also be deposited in this a/c. All credits are subject to RBI regulations and a person has to look into the set of transfers that have ‘general permission’ before opening an NRE account.
2. Debits from NRE accounts are subject to ‘general permission’ to invest in shares, mutual funds, to transfer to other NRE/FCNR accounts, to remit outward etc.
- A person is allowed to overdraw money from this account for a period not more than 14 days and the amount that can be overdrawn is limited to Rs 50,000. The account holder is bound to pay back this overdrawn money along with the prescribed interest within a period of 14 days.
- Non Resident Indians can invest in saving schemes and deposit schemes of Indian banks through this account.
- Loans can be availed from both foreign and Indian banks and the permissible limit for purpose is quite broad as compared to loans provided to other accounts.
- The balances in these accounts can be transferred to other NRE/FCNR accounts of the same holder or even to NRE/FCNR accounts of other NRIs.
- Transfer of funds across borders with no cost of transfer
- Facilities like payment of bills, cheque books, international credit cards etc are available in these accounts.
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