Section 269T of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 269T of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Mode of repayment of certain loans or deposits.

Amended and updated notes on section 269T of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Mode of repayment of certain loans or deposits.

Chapter XXB (Sections 269SS to 269TT) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to Requirement as to mode of acceptance payment or repayment in certain cases to counteract evasion of tax. Section 269T of IT Act 1961 provides for Mode of repayment of certain loans or deposits.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 269ST (Mode of undertaking transactions) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 269T of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 269T is effective for financial year 2022-23 relevant to the assessment year 2023-24.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962 as provided by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section-269T: Mode of repayment of certain loans or deposits

No branch of a banking company or a co-operative bank and no other company or co-operative society and no firm or other person shall repay any loan or deposit made with it or any specified advance received by it otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft drawn in the name of the person who has made the loan or deposit or paid the specified advance, or by use of electronic clearing system through a bank account or through such other electronic mode as may be prescribed if—

  • (a) the amount of the loan or deposit or specified advance together with the interest, if any, payable thereon, or
  • (b) the aggregate amount of the loans or deposits held by such person with the branch of the banking company or co-operative bank or, as the case may be, the other company or co-operative society or the firm, or other person either in his own name or jointly with any other person on the date of such repayment together with the interest, if any, payable on such loans or deposits, or
  • (c) the aggregate amount of the specified advances received by such person either in his own name or jointly with any other person on the date of such repayment together with the interest, if any, payable on such specified advances,

is twenty thousand rupees or more:

Provided that where the repayment is by a branch of a banking company or co-operative bank, such repayment may also be made by crediting the amount of such loan or deposit to the savings bank account or the current account (if any) with such branch of the person to whom such loan or deposit has to be repaid :

Provided further that nothing contained in this section shall apply to repayment of any loan or deposit or specified advance taken or accepted from—

  • (i) Government;
  • (ii) any banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank;
  • (iii) any corporation established by a Central, State or Provincial Act;
  • (iv) any Government company as defined in section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956);
  • (v) such other institution, association or body or class of institutions, associations or bodies which the Central Government may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, notify in this behalf in the Official Gazette.

Explanation: For the purposes of this section,—

(i) “banking company” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (i) of the Explanation to section 269SS;

(ii) “co-operative bank” shall have the meaning assigned to it in Part V of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949);

(iii) “loan or deposit” means any loan or deposit of money which is repayable after notice or repayable after a period and, in the case of a person other than a company, includes loan or deposit of any nature;

(iv) “specified advance” means any sum of money in the nature of advance, by whatever name called, in relation to transfer of an immovable property, whether or not the transfer takes place.


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