What are the tax implications for a friend to whom I transfer 15 Lakhs directly from USA via Xoom or through my Indian NRO account?

Asked by: Amanda Green

Do I have to pay tax on money transferred from friends?

The first major rule which every person should know is that there is no tax to be paid on gifts received (cash or kind), if the amount of the gift is upto Rs 50,000 in a year. However if the total amount crosses Rs 50,000 . Then you will have to pay the tax on the total amount received (not additional).

How much can a person give to another person without paying taxes?

The first tax-free giving method is the annual gift tax exclusion. In 2021, the exclusion limit is $15,000 per recipient, and it rises to $16,. You can give up to $15,000 worth of money and property to any individual during the year without any estate or gift tax consequences.

How much money can I send to my friend in India?

There is no limit on sending money from USA to India, provided you pay the required taxes. But, there is a limit of US $14,000 per person per year for gift tax free transactions. Any amount sent above US $14,000 per person per year, the sender is responsible for paying the gift taxes.

Do I have to pay tax if someone transferred from overseas?

In cases where gifts are taxable, the sender is required to pay tax, not the recipient. This rule stands for overseas money transfers. Generally, sending a gift via money transfer is not taxable, though the sender may need to report it to the IRS. In 2021, the annual gift tax exclusion caps at $15,000, per recipient.

How much money I can send to my friend?

Transaction limits: Verified accounts have no limit for the total money that can be sent, but are limited to up to $60,000 (or sometimes $10,000) in a single transaction.