1. Provisions of sections 40A(3), 269SS and 269T have been amended by Direct Tax Laws (Amendment) Act, 1987 (4 of 1988) and consequently the monetary ceilings prescribed under the aforesaid sections have been raised from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 10,000, Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000, respectively. As per provisions of section 1(2) of the Direct Tax Laws (Amendment) Act, these changes have been made effective from 1-4-1989.
2. Board has received a number of representations regarding the date of applicability of the abovementioned amended sections of the Income-tax Act. It is hereby clarified that the amended provisions of sections 269SS and 269T will apply to payments or repayments made on or after 1-4-1989. In respect of disallowance of payments made under section 40A(3), the amendment will apply to payments made in the previous year relevant to the assessment year
1989-90 and subsequent years.
Circular : No. 522, dated 18-8-1988.