|QUERY:||Whether cash aggregating to rupees two lakh or more can be received by a bank after insertion of Section 269ST under the Income-tax Act?|
|ANSWER:||Yes. Section 269ST reads as under:
"No person shall receive an amount of two lakh rupees or more –
(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:
Provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to–
(i) Any receipt by–
(b) Any banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank;
(ii) Transactions of the nature referred to in section 269SS;
(iii) Such other persons or class of persons or receipts, which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.
Explanation.– For the purposes of this section,–
(a) "Banking company" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (i) of the Explanation to section 269SS;
(b) "Co-operative bank" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (ii) of the Explanation to section 269SS."
So, a person can deposit / make payment otherwise than by account payee cheque or an account payee bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account to any Government, Banking Company, Post office Saving Bank or co-operative bank.
|EXPERT:||CA. H. N. Motiwalla|
|CATCH WORDS:||Mode of undertaking transactions-Cash aggregate of Rs. 2 lakh or more|
Opinion Of Eminent Legal Luminaries On Controversial Issues
Mode of undertaking transactions-Cash aggregate of Rs. 2 lakh or more
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