Demonetization

Midnight knock of Demonetisation

Income Tax - It was just a week after the announcement of Notebandi [ its aftershocks still lingering in Indian Economy] I met Herambha Shastri . All of us may have good, bad or worst experience of Notebandi depending upon your stock of 500 and 1000 notes [out of 86% of total volume in the economy] on or after the fateful night 12.00 am of 8th Nove...

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Demonetisation & its impact on Tax collection & Formalisation of Economy

Income Tax - The Reserve Bank has twice released its reports stating that the demonetised Notes of `500 and `1000 have been substantially deposited in the Banks. A widely stated comment has been that just because most of the currency came back into the Banks, the object of Demonetisation has not succeeded. Was the invalidation of the Non-deposited cur...

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Was Demonetisation Justifiable?

Income Tax - For last so many days, there has been only one discussion – Was demonetisation a successful step to curb black money? “99% currency comes back to banks” has ignited a new flame to this discussion. Before discussing about whether demonetisation is a success or failure, let’s talk about what all fields did demonetisation hit –...

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Enroute Article 360 – Demonetisation to Democratization

Income Tax - Exactly 68 years ago in the same month of October 1949 , The constituent assembly was discussing the article of the constitution giving power to the President of India to declare the financial emergency in the country. The ultimate result on the financial emergency finally placed uner Article 360. The said discussion started by a note w...

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Demonetization, GST And Economy

Income Tax - If one looks at the trend in economic growth, it is seen that gross value added in the economy has been slowing down with 7.9% in 2015-16, 6.6% in 2016-17 and just 5.6% in Q1 of 2017-18. On the same lines, industrial capacity utilization as well as industrial production has been slipping. Not only this, fiscal deficit and interest rates h...

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FM defends Demonitisation & explains its Impact

Income Tax - Demonitisation compelled holders of cash to deposit the same in the banks. The enormity of cash deposited and identified with the owner resulted in suspected 17.42 lakh account holders from whom the response has been received online through non-invasive method. ...

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Action on those Converting Black Money into White during Demonetization

Income Tax - Appropriate action by the Income-tax Department (ITD) and other Law Enforcement Agencies has been taken against those involved in the misuse of the Scheme of Demonetization. Such actions by the Income-tax Department included among others, conducting search and survey actions in relevant cases. During the period November 2016 to March, 201...

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Exchange of Demonetized Currency Notes: CBI Searches 32 Places

Income Tax - Central Bureau of Investigation has today conducted searches at 32 places including the Administrative Office & 17 branches of a Maharashtra based Co-operative Bank Ltd., and the residential premises of the accused persons at Pune, Baramati and Lonavala(Maharashtra) in an on-going investigation of a case relating to alleged exchange of de...

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Operation Clean Money- Details of work carried out in campaign

Income Tax - Details of work carried out in the Operation Clean Money campaign are as under: The cash deposit data was analysed to identify persons whose cash transactions did not appear in line with the tax payer’s profile. Preliminary assessment was undertaken to analyse distribution of large cash deposits across various taxpayer segments (e.g. Bu...

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Increase in number of tax payers post demonetization

Income Tax - During the period from November 2016 to March 2017, the Income-tax Department (ITD) conducted searches on around 900 groups, wherein undisclosed income of over Rs. 7,900 crores was admitted. During the same period, more than 8200 surveys were conducted leading to detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs.6700 crores....

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RTI Seeking date of deposit of Rs. 15L In Citizens’ Accounts is not ‘Information’

Sh. Mohan Kumar Sharma Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission) - It is held that information sought regarding date of deposit of Rs. 15 Lakhs in the account of each citizen as promised by PM Narendra Modi and how print media houses came to know before the announcement of PM Narendra Modi about the demonetisation, etc. of the RTI application does not fall under th...

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SC rejects Bail plea of Rohit Tandon for alleged Possession & Conversion of Demonetized Notes

Rohit Tandon Vs. The Enforcement Directorate (Supreme Court of India) - While upholding the proceedings against Advocate Rohit Tandon, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court confirmed the Delhi High Courts’ order denying bail for possession and conversion of Demonetized Currency....

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RTI hints Fraud in note exchange at Delhi Post Office Branches: CIC Orders Inquiry

Ramswaroop Vs PIO (Central Information Commission) - The appellant sought to know: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park branch and also in 3 Wing Branch of Post Office in Air Force area, during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetization; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01...

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Allowing more time to deposit Old Notes would lead to illegal trading of these SBNs

Victory Logitrans Pvt Ltd & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Supreme Court of India) - In a new affidavit filed before Supreme Court on 17th July 2017 Central Government  made it clear that it cannot give more time to deposit old currency notes, as  in case a fresh opportunity is offered for exchange of SBNs, it would lead to rampant illegal trading of these SBNs (that is, the SBNs ...

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Provide Info on Demonetization under RTI: CIC to Dept of Posts

Ramswaroop Vs PIO, Department of Posts (Central Information Commission) - The CIC, in the case of Ramswaroop Vs PIO, Department of Posts, has directed the authority concerned to provide information regarding the number of currency notes exchanged during the demonetization period to the petitioner since demonetization had a huge impact on the everyday life of every citize...

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Scrutiny assessments of revised/belated returns post-demonetisation

F. No. 225/391/2017/ITA.II - (24/11/2017) - In case of a belated return, it would be crucial to examine the trend and business practices of a particular assessee while ascertaining the legitimacy of the transactions disclosed in a belated return, filed post-demonetisation....

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Notice u/s 142(1) in cases related to substantial cash deposit during demonetisation: SOP

F.No. 225/363/2017-ITA.II - (15/11/2017) - On the basis of data analytics and information gathered during the first phase of online verification under 'Operation Clean Money', a list of assessees who had deposited substantial Cash in bank account(s) during the demonetisation period (8th November, 2016 to 30th December, 2016) but have not yet...

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Deposit of specified bank notes with Reserve Bank

G.S.R. 611(E) - (21/06/2017) - MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Economic Affairs) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 20th June, 2017 G.S.R. 611(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 11 of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017 ( 2 of 2017), the Central Government hereby makes the ...

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RBI allows deposit of demonetised notes confiscated before 30.12.2016

G.S.R. 460(E) - (12/05/2017) - Where specified bank notes have been confiscated or seized by a law enforcement agencies or produced before a court on or before the 30th day of December 2016, such specified bank notes may be tendered, at any office of the Reserve Bank specified under subsection (1) of section 4 of the Act or a nat...

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Date for filing PMGKY declaration extended upto 10th May, 2017

Circular No. 14/2017-Income Tax - (21/04/2017) - CBDT vide Circular No.14 of 2017 dated 21st April, 2017 has extended the date of filing of declaration under PMGKY to 10th May, 2017 in cases where tax, surcharge and penalty under PMGKY has been paid on or before the 31st March, 2017,...

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Recent Posts in "Demonetization"

Midnight knock of Demonetisation

It was just a week after the announcement of Notebandi [ its aftershocks still lingering in Indian Economy] I met Herambha Shastri . All of us may have good, bad or worst experience of Notebandi depending upon your stock of 500 and 1000 notes [out of 86% of total volume in the economy] on or after the fateful night 12.00 am of 8th Nove...

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FM defends Demonitisation & explains its Impact

Demonitisation compelled holders of cash to deposit the same in the banks. The enormity of cash deposited and identified with the owner resulted in suspected 17.42 lakh account holders from whom the response has been received online through non-invasive method. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

Demonetisation & its impact on Tax collection & Formalisation of Economy

The Reserve Bank has twice released its reports stating that the demonetised Notes of `500 and `1000 have been substantially deposited in the Banks. A widely stated comment has been that just because most of the currency came back into the Banks, the object of Demonetisation has not succeeded. Was the invalidation of the Non-deposited cur...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

Action on those Converting Black Money into White during Demonetization

Appropriate action by the Income-tax Department (ITD) and other Law Enforcement Agencies has been taken against those involved in the misuse of the Scheme of Demonetization. Such actions by the Income-tax Department included among others, conducting search and survey actions in relevant cases. During the period November 2016 to March, 201...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

RTI Seeking date of deposit of Rs. 15L In Citizens’ Accounts is not ‘Information’

Sh. Mohan Kumar Sharma Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission)

It is held that information sought regarding date of deposit of Rs. 15 Lakhs in the account of each citizen as promised by PM Narendra Modi and how print media houses came to know before the announcement of PM Narendra Modi about the demonetisation, etc. of the RTI application does not fall under the definition of ‘information’ as per...

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Exchange of Demonetized Currency Notes: CBI Searches 32 Places

Central Bureau of Investigation has today conducted searches at 32 places including the Administrative Office & 17 branches of a Maharashtra based Co-operative Bank Ltd., and the residential premises of the accused persons at Pune, Baramati and Lonavala(Maharashtra) in an on-going investigation of a case relating to alleged exchange of de...

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Posted Under: Finance |

Operation Clean Money- Details of work carried out in campaign

Details of work carried out in the Operation Clean Money campaign are as under: The cash deposit data was analysed to identify persons whose cash transactions did not appear in line with the tax payer’s profile. Preliminary assessment was undertaken to analyse distribution of large cash deposits across various taxpayer segments (e.g. Bu...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

Increase in number of tax payers post demonetization

During the period from November 2016 to March 2017, the Income-tax Department (ITD) conducted searches on around 900 groups, wherein undisclosed income of over Rs. 7,900 crores was admitted. During the same period, more than 8200 surveys were conducted leading to detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs.6700 crores....

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DRI Strikes Against Black Money – Recovers about Rs. 50 Crores of Demonetized Currency

Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a pioneer Intelligence Agency of the Government of India, zeroed in on an office premises at Bharuch in Gujarat State and recovered about Rs. 48.91 crores of demonetised currency in Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denomination currency notes. Acting on the specific intelligence, the officers ...

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SC rejects Bail plea of Rohit Tandon for alleged Possession & Conversion of Demonetized Notes

Rohit Tandon Vs. The Enforcement Directorate (Supreme Court of India)

While upholding the proceedings against Advocate Rohit Tandon, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court confirmed the Delhi High Courts’ order denying bail for possession and conversion of Demonetized Currency....

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