Cash transactions of Rs 2 lakh plus per day could incur a penalty: Experts

This applies even to transactions with close relatives; penalty can be up to 100% of amount received

ITR, Tax, income tax, income tax returns

Under special circumstances, if the taxpayer is able to provide a legitimate reason for the cash transaction to the assessing officer, he could avoid paying the penalty.

Bindisha Sarang
In a recent case, the Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Delhi bench, held that cash gifts from brother and sister can’t be treated as ‘unexplained’ by the assessing officer, especially if they were given for a medical emergency. The case, however, once again highlights the need for taxpayers to know the rules and limits that govern cash transactions. 

Loans and their repayment 

Sections 269SS and 269T deal with cash payments and repayment of loans and deposits. Maneet Pal Singh, partner, I.P. Pasricha & Co says, “A person can’t accept a loan, deposit, or any other specified sum from another person except

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First Published: Aug 18 2022 | 9:17 PM IST

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