Income Tax

FAQ on Cash Receipt of Rs.2 Lakh or More w.e.f 1.04.2017 (Section 269ST)


Section 269 ST has been introduced in this budget, which has draconian provisions. However would these provisions be strong enough to deter a tax evader to go cashless and use banking channels instead

In next article we will soon cover how these provisions can be made mockery of by scrupulous tax evader


S No Questions Answers
1) From which date this section is Applicable This section applies from 01/04/2017 (F.Y.2017-18 Onwards)
2) What are the provisions of Section 269 ST Finance Bill 2017 proposed to insert section 269ST in

the  Income  Tax  Act  to  provide  that

no person shall receive an amount of Two lakh

rupees or more,—

(a)  in aggregate from a person in a day;

(b)  in respect of a single transaction; or

(c)  in respect of transactions relating to

one event or occasion from a person,

other-wise than by an account payee cheque or

account payee bank draft or use of electronic

clearing system through a bank account

  (a) in aggregate from a person in

a day

E.g. if a person receives Rs.2.25 lakhs in cash for 2 different bills of Rs.1 lakh and 1.25 lakh, then also penalty is levied
  (b)  in  respect  of  single


E.g. if there is single bill of Rs.3.10 Lakh and cash is received on different days of Rs.1.6 lakh and Rs.1.5 lakh, then also penalty is levied.
  (c)    in respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person E.g. if marriage is one occasion and a person

receives amount of Rs.3,00,000/-. Thus penalty is levied of 100% of amount received.

  (d) withdrawal of amount from own bank account E.g. if a person withdraws in a day amount of Rs.2 lakhs or above, then penalty is levied.
4) To whom does Section 269 ST


To any person receiving cash above Rs.2 lakh
5) For which transactions is Section 269ST not applicable? Restriction on cash receipt of Rs.2 Lakh or more w.e.f

01.04.2017 shall not apply to

Government, any banking company, post

office savings bank or co-operative bank.

Transactions of the nature referred to in

section 269SS;

Such other persons or class of persons or

receipts, as may be specified by the

Central Government by notification in the

Official Gazette.

6) Whether penalty is applicable for regular receipts only? Any type of amount of Rs.2 Lakh or above received in cash whether capital or revenue in nature.
7) Whether     exempt income is covered under Section 269ST? Both taxable and exempt incomes are covered in Section 269ST.
8) If the amount is received for

personal     purpose, whether 269ST is applicable?

Irrespective of purpose of accepting amount i.e., whether business purpose or personal purpose or as a trustee, custodian etc. section 269ST is applicable.
9) What  is  the  Penalty  for

Contravention of Section 269ST?

100% penalty on receiver of amount.
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