2000 Rupee News | People are buying gold by giving two thousand notes, the government became alert, changed these rules
File Photo Mumbai: A large number of people are buying gold in cash i.e. Rs 2,000 notes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made pink notes of Rs 2,000 out of circulation. Also, the use of Rs 2,000 notes to buy fuel by paying cash at petrol pumps has increased by 90% and customers are queuing up at petrol pumps in large numbers to exchange Rs 2,000 notes. However, there is a rule on the purchase of gold. Without PAN or Aadhaar no one can buy unlimited gold. And buying gold legally without ID/PAN card is limited. So the second question is, is there any limit on how much gold can be bought in cash even after the PAN card is issued? Know the answers to both these questions. Know what are the rules for buying gold with cash The government has brought the gems and jewelery sector under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, tightening the rules for buying gold in cash. The government had also issued a notification in this regard on 28 December 2020. Now jewelers are also required by law to comply with KYC norms. That is, for cash transactions above the prescribed limit, they must have PAN or Aadhaar details of the buyer. Also, cash transactions of Rs 10 lakh and above will have to be reported to the government. Also read What are the rules of Income Tax Cash transactions are not allowed under the Income Tax Act beyond a certain limit. Section 269ST of the Income Tax Act, 1961 prohibits cash transactions exceeding two lakh rupees in a day with a person or transaction by a person in connection with an event or occasion. In such a situation, if you buy gold jewelery worth more than Rs 2 lakh in cash in a day, then you are violating the Income Tax Act. And whoever receives cash in this transaction will be liable to pay penalty under section 271D of the Income Tax Act. And the penalty amount will be equal to the cash transaction amount. PAN card necessary to buy gold worth Rs 2 lakh An Economic Times report quoted Stuti Galia, partner, Khaitan & Co, as saying that under Rule 114B of the Income Tax Rules, 1962, for purchase of gold above Rs 2 lakh PAN details are required, whether you pay in cash or pay electronically. Shortage of Rs 100-500 notes at petrol pumps On the other hand, the number of people giving Rs 2000 notes at petrol pumps has also increased. Petrol pump dealers said cash sales were only 10% before Friday’s sudden announcement of withdrawal of Rs 2,000 notes, but now customers are using Rs 2,000 notes even for small purchases of Rs 100-200. That’s why there is a shortage of Rs 100 and Rs 500 notes at petrol pumps.