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Demonetisation Update: Things you need to know about depositing old notes in banks

Last date

  • Last date to deposit old notes is Dec 30

 

Restrictionsa

  • Old notes above value of Rs.5000 can be deposited only once before Dec 30.

 

 

Magnify

  • Deposit of old notes above value of Rs.5000 will be subject to audit and taken on record. A satisfactory explanation will be required during such deposit.

 

scrutiny

  • Deposits made in small amounts above value of Rs.5000 via old notes will be subject to scrutiny

 

Regulations

  • Only KYC compliant bank accounts will be credited with full value of deposits made above Rs.5000. Non complaint accounts will be restricted to credits limiting upto Rs.50,000

 

Exempt

  • The regulations are exempt for deposits under Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Kalyan Yojana, 2016

ADVANCE TAX AND SELF-ASSESSMENT TAX

For Individuals, there are two types of tax that you might have to pay before submission of your return as on 31st July 2017:

  1. Advance Tax

If you have annual tax dues of more than Rs.10, 000, you must pay income tax in advance. Usually, for the salaried, these income tax payments are taken care of via TDS deductions by employer.

Due Dates of payment of Advance Tax for FY 2016-17

For Individuals

On or before 15th June – Up to 15% tax

On or before 15th September – Up to 45% of tax

On or before 15th December- Up to 75% of tax

On or before 15th March- Up to 100% of tax

How to calculate and pay advance tax:

  • Estimate your Total Income: Add income from all sources. Include salary income, interest income, capital gains etc.

  • Allow deductions: From your total income reduce deductions and arrive at your taxable income.

  • Calculate Tax due on total income: Apply the latest income tax slab rates on your taxable income to calculate your income tax due. Reduce any TDS that may have been deducted from your total tax due. These have to be paid as per the installments mentioned above.

  1. Self Assessment Tax

Your income tax return cannot be submitted to the tax department, unless you have paid tax dues in full. Sometimes, you may see tax payable at the time of filing your return (in spite of paying advance tax).

You can only file the returns once you have successfully paid the income tax online.

Usually, interest under section 234B and 234C will also have to be paid along with your tax due, if you are paying tax after 31st March.

For online payment of both advance tax and self assessment tax

Step 1: Login to http://www.tin-nsdl.com > Services > e-payment: Pay Taxes Online.

Step 2: Select the relevant Challan (CHALLAN NO./ITNS 280)

Figure: Challan for payment of Advance Tax and Self Assessment Tax

Step 3: Select your bank and pay the amount through net banking.

Step 4: A challan counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made. Please store the Counterfoil.

In case you need some expert help to calculate the tax payable and the amount of advance tax to be paid, contact us: info@unicomply.com or call: 9739002844.

Why is PAN card Important?

Based on the Circular by GOI, CBDT as on 17th November 2016, PAN will be mandatory for these 5 new transactions along with the earlier list of transactions.

The Income Tax Department prescribes a list of transactions for which quoting of Permanent Account Number (PAN) is mandatory. These are listed in Rule 114B of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 that were first inserted with effect from 1st November 1998 and have been amended from time to time. The list under Rule 114B as on date requiring PAN to be quoted includes the following banking transactions:

a. Deposit with a banking company or a co-operative bank in cash exceeding fifty thousand rupees during any one-day.

b. Purchase of bank drafts or pay orders or banker’s cheques from a banking company or a co-operative bank in cash for an amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees during any one-day.

c. A time deposit with a banking company or a co-operative bank or a Post Office

d. Opening an account [other than a time-deposit referred to above or a Jandhan / Basic Bank Deposit Account] with a banking company or a co-operative bank.

In addition to the existing requirement of quoting of PAN in respect of cash deposits in excess of Rupees fifty thousand in a day, quoting of PAN will now also be mandatory in respect of cash deposits aggregating to Rupees two lakh fifty thousand or more during the period 09th November, 2016 to 30th December, 2016 as per an amendment notified by CBDT on 15-11-2016.

The Department has already issued close to 25 crore PAN till date. You can also apply for PAN applying to the NSDL in a prescribed format with the necessary documentary proof.

In case you are having trouble we can help you with your PAN application. Please contact us on +91 7022251221, 080-40463170 or drop in an email at info@unicomply.com

Understanding Demonetization

Why Demonetization?

The incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination has increased. For ordinary persons, the fake notes look similar to genuine notes, even though no security feature has been copied. The fake notes are used for antinational and illegal activities. High denomination notes have been misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. India remains a cash based economy hence the circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes continues to be a menace. In order to contain the rising incidence of fake notes and black money, the scheme to withdraw the specified notes has been introduced.

What is Demonetization?

The legal tender character of the existing bank notes in denominations of 500 and 1000 issued by the Reserve bank of India till November 8, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as Specified Bank Notes) stands withdrawn. In consequence thereof these Bank Notes cannot be used for transacting business and/or store of value for future usage. The Specified Bank Notes can be exchanged for value at any of the 19 offices of the Reserve Bank of India or at any of the bank branches of commercial banks/ Regional Rural Banks/ Co-operative banks or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office.

District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) can allow their existing customers to withdraw money from their accounts upto (24,000 per week upto November 24, 2016. No exchange facility against the specified bank notes (500 and 1000) or deposit of such notes should be entertained by DCCB’s. The Reserve Bank has accordingly advised all banks to permit withdrawal of cash by DCCBs from their accounts based on need.

How much time to exchange the notes and make cash deposits?

The scheme closes on December 30, 2016. The Specified banknotes upto 4500 per day can be exchanged at branches of commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks, Urban Cooperative banks, State Cooperative Banks and RBI till November 24, 2016 and the cash amount can be deposited till 30th December, 2016, at specified RBI offices. As there is ample time, people need not rush to exchange putting avoidable strain on the banking branch network.

Proof of identity that needs to be carried to exchange/ deposit the Specified bank notes

Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, Identity Card Issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff.

A brief summary of the dates, events and remarks are given below for your better understanding:

Start Date

Particulars

End Date

Limits (Rs.)

Remarks

8-11-2016

Old Currency notes are no longer valid. Certain specified outlets still accept the old currency till the end date.

11-11-2016

will still be accepted in Petrol Pumps, government hospitals, Railway, airline, government bus ticket booking counters, Consumer co-operative stores run by state or central government, Milk booths authorized by state governments, Crematoriums and burial grounds till 11th November 2016.

9-11-2016

ATMs shut down and Banks closed to public.

10-11-2016

ATMs will not work and banks will not be accessible to public  to adjust to the changes made.

10-11-2016

Old Notes can be deposited in banks

30-12-2016

Valid Bank Account or Post Office saving account

10-11-2016

Old Notes can be exchanged for new ones.

24-11-2016

4,500/-amount to be reviewed later

Original Identity Proof with a copy in the form of Aadhaar card, PAN Card, ration card, passport, driver license.  Exchange can be made in all branches of commercial banks/RRBS/UCBs/State Co-op banks or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office and all Issue Offices of RBI

10-11-2016

Money can be withdrawn from ATMs.

18-11-2016

2,000/- per day

10-11-2016

Money can be withdrawn from Banks

10,000/- per day limited to 20,000/- per week

Weekly amount includes amount withdrawn from ATMs.

19-11-2016

Amount that can be withdrawn from ATMs is increased.

4,000/- per day

31-12-2016

Old Notes can be deposited in cases where depositing before 30-12-2016 was not possible.

31-3-2017

ID Proof, Pan & Declaration Form

Foreign Tourists

within 72 hours after the notification

foreign exchange equivalent to Rs. 5,000/-

provide proof of purchasing the old notes

Person not in India

authorize in writing enabling another person in India to deposit the notes

Same as for any Indian

Same as for any Indian

person so authorized has to come to the bank branch with the old notes along with the authorization letter and a valid identity proof

NRIs

Same as for any Indian

Same as for any Indian

deposit the old banknotes to their NRO account.

I have a problem, whom should I approach?

You may approach the control room of RBI by email or on Telephone Nos 022 22602201/022 2260294.

You can also contact us on +91 7022251221, 080-40463170 or drop in an email at info@unicomply.com

ANY HIGH VALUE CASH TRANSACTION IN BANK ACCOUNT? YOU MAY RECEIVE A NOTICE BY THE IT DEPT.

Firstly lets understand what is a High value cash Transaction?

With an aim to curb black money mess and to track high value cash transactions, the government has decided to implement new reporting guidelines w.e.f November 2016. As per the govt’s notification, all goods & services providers have to report to the IT department about high value cash transactions & cash receipts.

Under the new norms, cash receipts, purchase of shares, mutual funds, immovable property, term deposits, sale of foreign currency will have to be reported to the tax authorities in a prescribed format, which is Form 61A.

  • Immovable Property: The Registrar of properties will have to report purchase & sale of all immovable property exceeding Rs 30 Lakh to the Income Tax authorities.

  • Professionals: The Professionals will be required to inform the tax department of receipt of cash payment exceeding Rs 2 lakh for sale of any goods or services.

  • Cash Deposits in Banks: Banks will have to report cash deposits aggregating Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year in one or more accounts (other than Current Account / Time Deposit) of a person.

  • Term Deposits in Banks:  Banks will have to report cash deposits aggregating Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year in one or more Time Deposit accounts of a person (other than a time deposit made through renewal of another time deposit). These norms will also cover deposits and withdrawal made in Post Office Account.

  • Deposits in Current Accounts: Cash deposits or withdrawals aggregating to Rs 50 lakh or more in a financial year in one or more Current Account of a person will have to be reported by the bank to the I-T authorities.

  • Any cash payment of Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year for purchase of bank drafts or pre-paid instrument issued by RBI will also be reported.

  • Investments in Financial Securities : A company has to report receipt of Rs 10 lakh or more from a person/an investor in a financial year for acquiring bonds, debentures, shares or mutual funds (other than the amount received on account of transfer from one scheme to another scheme of that Mutual Fund).

  • Cash Deposits during 9th Nov to 30th Dec, 2016: Cash deposits during the period 09thNovember, 2016 to 30th December, 2016 aggregating to –

    • (i) Rs 12.5 Lakh or more, in one or more current account of a person (or)

    • (ii) Rs 2.5 Lakh or more, in one or more accounts (other than a current account) of a person.

In addition to the above list, quoting your PAN is now mandatory for many financial transactions. Based on this data also the IT department can track your financial transactions.

If you receive any notice by the IT department for any high value cash transaction, you can follow these steps to response to the IT department

Step 1: Log in to e-filing portal https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. 

Step 2: If you are registered, fill in your details and click on the compliance tab. If not, register yourself and proceed.

Step 3: Under the Compliance tab click on “ Accounts with Cash Transaction” link. You may also find this option under “Quick Link”. This will direct you to “ Bank/ Financial Account(s) with substantial Cash Transaction page.

Step 4: Check the details of the bank account related to you.

Step 5: Please select your reason amongst the one given in the page and make the submission. Keep the acknowledgement for your record.

Step 6: In case you make a mistake in submission of response, you may further revise it by login to e-filing portal.

In case you are having trouble we can help you. Please contact us on +91 7022251221, 080-40463170 or drop in an email at info@unicomply.com