- Cash transactions are capped at Rs 2 lakh with effective from April 1
- The government is monitoring all large cash and suspicious transactions
- Any breach of the rule will attract a penalty of 100 per cent
The Act prohibits such cash dealings on a single day, in respect of a single transaction or transactions relating to one event or occasion from an individual. "Contravention of Section 269ST would entail levy of 100 per cent penalty on receiver of the amount," the Income Tax department said in a tweet.
Cash transaction of Rs.2 lakh or more is prohibited !— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) June 2, 2017
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The restriction is however not applicable to any receipt by government, banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank, the tax department added.
Post notes ban, the government has also come up with a black money declaration scheme or Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) under which people holding unaccounted cash could come clean by declaring their wealth and pay 50 per cent as tax and penalty. So far, the PMGKY scheme has not got a "good response," the government said.
The tax department also advised people to report cash dealings above the permissible limit or any information regarding unaccounted cash by dropping an email to 'email@example.com '.
(With PTI Inputs)