What are NRI Trading account charges?

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An NRI Trading and Demat Account have various fees and taxes associated with it. This includes account opening fees, brokerage charges, STT, Exchange Transaction Charges, SEBI Fee, Stamp Duty, and GST.

NRI Trading Charges

  • NRI Trading Account Opening Fee

    It is a one-time fee paid at the time of opening the account. This fee varies from broker to broker like Zerodha charges Rs 500 whereas ICICI charges Rs 4000 as account opening fee.

  • NRI Brokerages Fees

    Stockbrokers charge a brokerage fee for every transaction through them. This charge varies from broker to broker i.e. Zerodha charges Rs 200 per order whereas ICICI charges 0.50 % - 1.25% of the trade value as NRI brokerage fees.

  • Trading Tax

    Following are the tax/fee charged in addition to the brokerage charges:

    • Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
    • Exchange Transaction Charge (Turnover Fee)
    • SEBI Fees
    • Stamp Duty
    • Goods & Service Tax (GST)
  • Other Charges

    Some brokers charge for add-on services like:

    • Trading Software Fees
    • Call & Trade Charges
    • Research and Advisory Fee
    • PMS Fees


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