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Cash transaction limit reduced to Rs 2 Lakhs, violators to face 100% penalty

Govt Has Proposed That Limit Of Rs 3 Lakhs For Cash Transaction Beyond Which It Is Illegal, Be Reduced To Rs 2 Lakhs, Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary Told Media On Tuesday. The Penalty For Violating This Is A Fine Equivalent To The Amount Of Transaction, Adhia Added.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 21 Mar 2017, 06:07:33 PM
Cash transaction limit reduced to Rs 2 Lakhs, violators to face 100% penalty (File Photo)

New Delhi:

From April 1, cash transaction beyond Rs 2 lakh may be charged with a heavy penalty. In a bill proposed in Parliament, the government has sought to bring down the limit of cash transaction from Rs 3 Lakhs to Rs 2 Lakhs. 

"Govt has proposed that limit of Rs 3 lakhs for cash transaction beyond which it is illegal, be reduced to Rs 2 lakhs," Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary told media on Tuesday. 

The penalty for violating this is a fine equivalent to the amount of transaction, Adhia added. 

Cash transaction limit up to Rs 3 Lakhs was first introduced in Union Budget 2017-18.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2017, 06:01:00 PM

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