What is the new tax implication on all forex transactions under LRS?
TCS at 5% shall be applicable on all forex transactions under LRS, exceeding INR
7 lakhs in a financial year (Except, i) Transfers from Resident Individual Account
to NRO Account towards gift / loan, wherein TCS is NOT applicable AND ii) Remittances
towards overseas education made out of loan obtained from a financial institution,
for which TCS at 0.5% will be applicable).
For instance, if the total foreign exchange facility availed under LRS in a financial
year is INR 10,00,000, TCS at 5% will be applicable on INR 3,00,000 (INR 10,00,000
- INR 7,00,000) and tax collected will be INR 15,000. If subsequent LRS transaction
initiated is INR 2,00,000, TCS @ 5% will be applicable on INR 2,00,000 and tax collected
will be INR 10,000.