sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
Latest Expert Exchange
Latest Circulars »
 Government appoints four members to local boards of RBI
 Mint Street Memo No. 14: Finance-Neutral Output Gap: Empirical Estimates for India
 RBI-External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy - Liberalisation
 M/s Sennheiser Electronics India Ltd 102-A, First Floor, Time Tower M.G. Road, Gurgaon, Haryana vs. The A.C.I.T Circle – 4(1) Gurgaon
 Seeks to exempt payment of tax under section 9(4) of the CGST Act, 2017
  Master Circular - Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks
 Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government Stock (GS) September 17, 2018
 Auction of Government of India Dated Securities September 17, 2018
 Amendments to Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Rules, 2009 RBI/2018-19/46
 Sources of Variation in Foreign Exchange Reserves in India during April-June 2018
 Amendments to Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Rules, 2009

Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) Regulations, 2015
June, 27th 2016

RBI/2015-16/430
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 77 [(2)/10(R)]

June 23, 2016

To

All Category - I Authorised Dealers and Authorised Banks

Madam / Sir,

Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) Regulations, 2015

Attention of Authorised Dealers Banks is invited to the Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) Regulations, 2015, notified vide Notification No. FEMA 10(R)/2015-RB dated January 21, 2016, and A.P (DIR Series) Circular No. 51 dated February 11, 2016 with respect to regulatory relaxations for startups.

2. In line with the Government of India’s startup initiative, it has been decided that an Indian startup, having an overseas subsidiary, may open a foreign currency account with a bank outside India for the purpose of crediting to the account the foreign exchange earnings out of exports/sales made by the said startup or its overseas subsidiary. The balances held in such accounts, to the extent they represent exports from India, shall be repatriated to India within the period prescribed for realization of exports, in Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) Regulations, 2015 dated January 12, 2016, as amended from time to time.

3. In addition, payments received in foreign exchange by an Indian startup arising out of sales/ export made by the startup or its overseas subsidiaries will be a permissible credit to the Exchange Earners Foreign Currency (EEFC) account maintained in India by the startup.

4. A startup will mean an entity which complies with the conditions laid down in Notification No. GSR 180(E) dated February 17, 2016 issued by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

5. Further, the existing facility of opening foreign currency account outside India, available to the Life Insurance Corporation of India or the General Insurance Corporation of India and their subsidiaries for the purpose of meeting the expenditure incidental to the insurance business carried on by them has now been liberalised. Accordingly, any insurance/ reinsurance company registered with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) may open a foreign currency account with a bank outside India to carry out insurance/ reinsurance business.

6. AD Category – I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.

7. Reserve Bank has since amended the subject Regulations accordingly through the Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 which have been notified vide Notification No. FEMA 10(R)/(1)/2016-RB dated June 1, 2016, vide G.S.R.No.570(E) dated June 1, 2016. Necessary amendments have also been carried out in Master Direction No. 14 on Deposits and Accounts.

8. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under section 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions/ approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(A. K. Pandey)
Chief General Manager

Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2018 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions ERP Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solutions ERP Software Solutions Supply Chain Management Solutions SCM Solutions Supply Chain Management Software Solutions SCM Software Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions India ERP Solutions India Enterprise Resource Planning Software Solutions India ERP Software Solutions India Supply Chain Management Solutions India SCM Solutions India Supply Chain Management Software Solutions India SCM Software Solutions India

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions