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Section 269ST Basic Provisions as Per Income Tax Act

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Section 269ST is introduced by Finance Act, 2017 with effect from 01.04.2017 and put a limit on
Cash Transaction to put a check on Black Money and Tax Theft. Section is much talked about
section as it provides penalty for any cash transaction above the value of Rs. 2 Lakh, equal to the
Transaction amount. In this article author made an attempt to Analyse the section in Tabular manner
for easy understanding of Readers:-

APPLICABLE 01/04/2017
FROM

PROVISION OF No person shall receive an amount of two lakh rupees or more


SECTION 269ST
(a) in aggregate from a person in a day; or

(b) in respect of a single transaction; or

(c) in respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a


person, otherwise than by an account payee cheque or an account payee
bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account.

EXCEPTIONS (a) Government;

(b) any banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank;

(c) transactions of the nature referred to in section 269SS;

(d) such other persons or class of persons or receipts, which the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.

PENALTY FOR If a person receives any sum in contravention of the provisions of section
NON 269ST, he shall be liable to pay, by way of penalty, a sum equal to the
COMPLIANCE amount of such receipt
SECTION 271DA
Any penalty imposable under sub-section (1) shall be imposed by the Joint
Commissioner.

ANALYSIS IN-DETAIL

APPLICABLE FROM 01/04/2017

APPLICABLE TO Any person Individual, HUF, Firm, LLP, Company, Trust

TYPE OF RECEIPT Any Receipt Whether capital or revenue.

MAXIMUM CASH RECEIPTS Below Rs. 2,00,000/-


PERMISSIBLE

PENALTY FOR CONTRAVENTION 100% of Amount Receipt

EXAMPLES OF TRANSACTIONS COVERED

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In aggregate from a person in a day Cash Receipts on a Single Day

CUSTOMER A B C D

Bill 1 2,50,000/- 50,000/- 1,90,000/- 1,00,000/-

Bill 2 1,50,000/- 5,000/- 25,000/-

Bill 3 85,000/-

TOTAL 2,50,000/- 2,00,000/- 1,95,000/- 2,10,000/-

PENALTY YES YES NO YES

PENALTY AMT 2,50,000/- 2,00,000/- NIL 2,10,000/-

Cash Withdrawal from bank on a Single Day

BANK BANK A BANK B BANK C

Cash Withdrawal 1 50,000/- 1,95,000/- 1,00,000/-

Cash Withdrawal 2 1,50,000/- 1,10,000/-

TOTAL 2,00,000/- 1,95,000/- 2,10,000/-

PENALTY YES NO YES

PENALTY AMT 2,00,000/- NIL 2,10,000/-

Cash Receipt from Sale of Car [ Assuming Sale Value Rs. 4,00,000/- ]

PARTICULARS CASE 1 CASE 2 CASE 3

Cash Receipts 4,00,000/- 2,00,000/- 1,00,000/-

Non-Cash Receipts 2,00,000/- 3,00,000/-

TOTAL 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/-

PENALTY YES YES NO

PENALTY AMT 4,00,000/- 2,00,000/- NIL

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in respect of a single transaction Payments received in Cash and Other than Cash

CUSTOMER X Y Z W

01/04/2017 Invoice Value 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/-

05/04/2017 Chq Pmt 1 1,00,000/- 1,00,000/- 1,50,000/- 2,00,000/-

10/04/2017 RTGS / NEFT 1,50,000/- 1,50,000/-

15/04/2017 Cash Pmt 1 50,000/- 1,00,000/- 70,000/- 75,000/-

20/04/2017 Cash Pmt 2 50,000/- 1,00,000/- 30,000/- 75,000/-

25/04/2017 Cash Pmt 3 50,000/- 1,00,000/- 50,000/-

TOTAL 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/- 4,00,000/-

TOTAL NON-CASH 2,50,000/- 1,00,000/- 3,00,000/- 2,00,000/-

TOTAL CASH 1,50,000/- 3,00,000/- 1,00,000/- 2,00,000/-

PENALTY NO YES NO YES

PENALTY AMT NIL 3,00,000/- NIL 2,00,000/-

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in respect of transactions relating to one IN CASE OF INDIVIDUAL (Occasion: Marriage or Any other Events)**
event or occasion from a person

SITUATION 1 2 3

CASH FROM A 1,90,000/- 2,00,000/- 2,50,000/-

CASH FROM B 1,50,000/- 1,25,000/- 50,000/-

CASH FROM C 1,60,000/- 1,75,000/- 2,00,000/-

TOTAL CASH 5,00,000/- 5,00,000/- 5,00,000/-

PENALTY NO YES YES

PENALTY AMT NIL 2,00,000/- 4,50,000/-

** On plain reading of the provisions of the section, no person can receive cash of Rs. 2,00,000/- or more on one event or
occasion from a person. In other words, the restriction is on per person per event / occasion.

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