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All about SFT under Section 285BA read with Rule 114E of Income Tax Act 1961

The Rule 114E prescribed under the reporting transactions and persons that need to file such records to Director/Joint director of Income Tax (Intelligence and Criminal Investigation).The same is produced below in a synopsis manner to help the reader to get a broad idea of the provisions and rules.

Section 285BA of Income Tax Act 1961 cast a responsibility on the persons which are covered under rule 114E to furnish such records within the time specified.

The Rule 114E prescribed under the reporting transactions and persons that need to file such records to Director/ Joint director of Income Tax (Intelligence and Criminal Investigation). The same is produced below in a synopsis manner to help the reader to get a broad idea of the provisions and rules.

Section 285BA read with Rule 114E of the Income Tax Act 1961 (w.e.f April 01, 2016)

Sr. # Nature of transactions Reporting Entity
1(a,b) Cash payment for buying bank drafts, pay order , Banker’s cheque, pre-paid instruments from RBI for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Banking Company, co-operative bank covered under Banking Regulation Act 1949
1(c) Cash Deposits/ Withdrawal in current account aggregating to Rs. 50 Lakhs or more in a financial year Banking Company, co-operative bank covered under Banking Regulation Act 1949
2 Cash Deposits other than current account aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Banking Company, co-operative bank covered under Banking Regulation Act 1949, Post Master General
3 Fresh Time Deposits (other than renewal) aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Banks, Co-operative Banks, Post Office, Nidhi Company, NBFC
4 Credit card payment aggregating to Rs. – 1 Lakhs or more in cash

– 10 Lakhs or more by any other mode

Banks, Co-operative Banks, Any other institutions issuing such cards
5 Bonds/ Debentures purchased for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Any company/institutions issuing such bonds or debentures
6 Share purchase (including share application money) for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Any company/institutions issuing such shares
7 Buy Back of shares (other than from open market) for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Any listed company buying back its securities u/s 68 of CA 2013
8 Units purchase (other than for transfer from one scheme to another) for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Trustee/ Authorized personnel of Mutual Fund
9 Sale of Foreign currency by whatever mode to a person for an amount aggregating to Rs. 10 Lakhs or more in a financial year Authorized person as per FEMA 1999
10 Purchase/ Sale of immovable property by any person for an amount of Rs. 30 Lakhs or more as valued by Stamp valuation authority Inspector General/Registrar/Sub registrar
11 Receipt of cash payment by any person for sale of goods or supply of services of any nature Any person who is liable for audit under section 44AB of the Act.
12 Cash deposits during November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016 aggregating to Rs.

-12.5 Lakhs or more , in one or more current account of a person -2.5 Lakhs or more , in one or more account (other than current account) of a person

Banking Company, co-operative bank covered under Banking Regulation Act 1949, Post Master General
13 Cash Deposits during April 9, 2016 till November 9, 2016 in respect of accounts reportable under clause 12(above) Banking Company, co-operative bank covered under Banking Regulation Act 1949, Post Master General

Due Date – May 31 immediately following the end of financial year in which the above transactions are registered or recorded.

Procedure for the Registration – Prescribed vide Notification # 13 dated December 30, 2016.

Procedure for the submission  Prescribed vide Notification # 01 dated January 17, 2017.

Summary for submission – Schema/format can be downloaded from the income tax site under the tab “schema” and e-filling utility can be downloaded “under forms (other than ITR)”. Separate form 61A needs to be furnished for each of the 14 types of transactions that are reportable. Aggregation rule is to be taken for considering whether such transaction pertaining to such person is reportable or not. Aggregation rule is applicable for all the transactions subject to exception for Clause 10 and Clause 11.

Form 61A is to be furnished to Joint/Director of Income Tax (Intelligence and Criminal Investigation) by electronic means with digital signature.

It contains Four Parts which are A,B,C,D which are discussed as follows :

a. Part A – contains statement level information is common to all transaction types

b. Part B (Person Based Reporting) – Consists of transactions under clauses 1(a,b), 1(‘c), 5, 6,7,8,9,10,11,13. Aggregation rule is applicable to determine whether the transaction are reportable or not

c. Part C (Account Based Reporting) – Consists of transactions under clauses 3,4,14.

d. Part D (Immovable property transaction reporting) – Consists of transactions under clause 12.

On further emphasis the notification laid down the following statement types:

Statement Types

One Statement can contain only one type of Statement. Permissible values for type of Statement are:

NB – New Statement containing new information

CB – Correction Statement containing corrections for previously submitted information

ND – No Data to report

After furnishing of the return a statement ID and statement number shall be provided which shall be used for future references.

For detailed explanations refer to Notification # 1 of 2017 dated January 17, 2017.

Consequences of Non Compliance:

Penalty @ Rs 100 per day of default of furnishing

Penalty for providing inaccurate information shall be Rs. 50,000

Penalty for non – compliance to notice calling for filling of return @ Rs 500 per day of such default

Attachment: User manual provided by the Income Tax Department.

Categories: Income Tax

View Comments (13)

  • Hey Sandeep, in case of Bank Transactions the Bank is liable to file SFT and not you. So you need not worry for SFT Compliance

  • The IT Department has populated all the income tax accounts of the assesses with the SFT requirement. I understand that this is to be submitted by individual assessees only if (A) the assessee is subjected to Tax audit and (B) There are cash transactions of Rs 2 lakhs and above. If I do not fall under the above two, should I still submit a NIL TRANSACTIONS report through online?

  • Hi
    I hav a business, my return is audited, i want to kniw if i bill a party 20k x 12months =240k in different dates and different Invoice s , and have received the payment thru cash on different dates . Am i liable to file SFT report .
    Similarly in my current account i am depositing my daily market Collection 3 to 4lacs is it also liable for SFT declaration....Plz help

  • As per guidelines other than current account amount considered is in excess of 10 lakhs per annum. Then what about cash credit accounts. Should this also be considered as other then current account and limit be considered 10 lakhs

  • There is one query Whether Investment in Senior citizen saving scheme 2004 is also covered under fresh term deposit of Rs 10 lac and more and to be reported by banks/post offices

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