To put restriction on the cash transactions & promote digital economy, a new section 269ST has been inserted in the Income-tax Act, 1961 vide Finance Act, 2017. *

Section 269ST – In Brief:

The said section, prohibits receipt of an amount of ` 2 lakh or more by a person,


  1. In aggregate from a person in a day; or
  2. In respect of a single transaction; or
  3. 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—

  1. any receipt by—
  2. government / any banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank;
  3. transactions of the nature referred to in section 269SS – i.e. acceptance of Loan, deposits etc ;
  4. Such other persons or class of persons or receipts etc.,

 Section 271DA – Penal provisions for contravention

Liable to pay penalty of a sum equal to the amount of such receipt…

Latest Clarification

Whether the provisions of section 269ST of the Act shall apply to

One installment of loan repayment or the whole amount of such repayment (NBFCs or HFCs)..?


The receipt of one installment of loan repayment in respect of a loan shall constitute a ‘SINGLE TRANSACTION’ as specified in clause (b) of section 269ST of the Act and all the installments paid for a loan shall not be aggregated for the purposes of determining applicability of the provisions section 269ST.

* W.e.f 01.04.2017

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Source; CBDT’s Circular No. 22 of 2017 dated 03.07.2017

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  1. vipin Garg says:

    I am a trader and My Party deposit Cash In My current Account from another branch in respect of Single Transaction
    Whether Penalty will be leviable?

    1. GOUSE says:

      yes i thing because as per section 269st
      if we accepted any sum form other person more than two lakhs in cash otherthan by way of “DD,cheque,and persecribed banking channels
      another isuuse is if any sum transcation through saving account per year more than ten lakhs bank as a liability to intimeted the goverment

  2. M.Jayaraman.. says:

    A person has 10 lacs balance in his savings account in SBI…and he withdraws Rs. 2 and a half lacs from his account for own use…will he invite penalty or not ?

  3. thangapandy says:

    Dear Sir,
    We are trading edible oils. As per GST act we need some clarifications. (i.e)
    1. Cash transaction Limit to unregistered dealers ?
    2. Invoice Limit to unregistered dealer ?
    3. What is GST rate of Purchase old Empty Tins?
    and there is any notifications above said comments.

  4. VIKASH SHARMA says:

    Whether the provision of 269ST will attract penalty in the case of Cash Sale in Retail Shop in a single day sale over Rupees Two Lakh from different customer. Plz suggest

  5. says:

    sir we are manufactiring company and upto jun.2017 we take 50% input on capital goods balance 50% carry forward to next year . in GST can we take 100% input in month of jun.17 which i carry forward to next year . pls. suggest

  6. yv rao says:

    we are under work contracts. we have sites all over we transfer our tippers(4no’s) from kerala to telangana.Each tipper value at rs 40 lakhs. What is the procedure under gst

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