Credit card bill payment exempt from cash dealing limit of Rs 2 lakh

NEW DELHI, Jul 4: Restrictions on cash dealings of R 2 lakh or more will not apply to credit card bill payments, business correspondents appointed by banks and issuers of prepaid instruments, the revenue department has said.
The Finance Act 2017 banned cash transaction of R 2 lakh or above with effect April 1, 2017. However, some exceptions were made.
Through a notification, the Income Tax Department has exempted five entities from the purview of this Section.
These include receipts by a business correspondent on behalf of a banking company or co-operative bank; and receipt by a company or institution issuing credit cards against bills raised in respect of one or more credit cards. Receipt from an agent by an issuer of pre-paid payment instruments, receipt by a white label ATM operator from retail outlet and receipt which is not includible in the total income under clause (17A) of section 10 of the I-T Act, 1961, have been excluded from the purview of the Section 269ST. (Agencies)