Prohibitions on cash transactions under the Income Tax Act- 1961

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cash transactions under the Income Tax Act- 1961
Section 269ST:
Prohibits receipt of an amount of Rs. 2 lakh or more by a person,
In aggregate from a person in a day; orIn respect of a single transaction; orIn respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person,Otherwise than by an A/C cheque or an A/C bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account.
Provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to –
any receipt by –
government / any banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank;transactions of nature referred to in section 269SS – i.e. acceptance of Loan, deposits etc ;
Section 40A(3)
Provides that any expenditure incurred in relation to business is made in a sum exceeding Rs.10,000/- in a single day otherwise than by account payee cheque or draft shall not be allowed as deduction. This section is applicable for both revenue expenses and Capital expenditures.
Section 269SS
A person shall not take or accept loan/deposit from another person otherwise than by A/c payee cheque or account payee bank draft or by use of electronic clearing system so that the aggregate from such person is Rs.20000/- or more.
In layman terms, cash loan or deposit from the same person of Rs.20000/- or more is not allowable for the purpose of Section 269SS.
Section amended by adding the sums received for transfer of immovable property (advance/ otherwise) whether or not ultimately the contemplated transfer takes place. Therefore, the seller of the immovable property will be liable to pay penalty on the amount accepted or taken in cash and not the buyer.
On Contraventions penalty U/s 271D is attracted which is 100% of the amount received.

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