Treatment of cash transactions

A finance business person money given and taken to customers cash mode transactions limit in it act.

@Kaushal_Soni @Divya_Singhvi @Laxmi_Navlani @AkashJhaveri can you?

Hi @Sundaraiah_Kollipara

Following are the sections of Income Tax Act that cover the limits on different types of cash transactions

  1. Section 269ST of the Income Tax Act imposed restriction on a cash transaction and limited it to Rs.2 Lakhs per day. Section 269ST states that no person shall receive an amount of Rs 2 Lakh or more:
  • In aggregate from a person in a day; or
  • In respect of a single transaction; or
  • In respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person
  1. Section 40A(3) of the Income Tax Act pertains to cash transaction limit for expenditure made in cash. Under Section 40A(3), if payment for any expenditure of over Rs.10,000 is made in cash, then the expenditure will be disallowed under the Income Tax Act. Hence, it is important for all taxpayers to make any payment for the expense over Rs.10,000 through banking channels like debit card, account transfer, cheque or demand draft.

  2. Section 269SS of the Income Tax Act prohibits a taxpayer from taking/accepting loans or deposits or a sum of more than Rs.20,000 in cash. All loans and deposits of more than Rs.20,000 must always be taken through a banking channel.

Hope this helps!

What is the limit for cash transaction?

@Rachit_Awasthi1 The law does not have any restrictions for payment of cash for the transaction of purchase/sale of jewellery or immovable property etc. but if the value of a single transaction exceeds INR 2L, then the seller is prohibited from accepting any cash beyond INR 2L for such transactions.