Gold Silver Reports — Introduce KYC in Phases, Say Gold Traders — Gold traders have said the government’s `know your customer’ guidelines for all-cash transactions should be introduced in a phased manner to prevent loss of business to the unorganised or parallel trade where such stringent checks don’t exist .
Authorities suspect that a lot of black money gets parked in gold.To curb this, the income-tax department has asked jewellers to maintain details of every cash transaction and check the identity of customers from their PAN cardAadhar carddriving licencevoters ID card while selling gold jewellery worth `2 lakh or more. Gold buyers who fail to give their PAN must fill up Form 60 .
Jewellers who have auditable accounts under the Income Tax Act will have to submit the details of all such aggregate cash transactions in form 61A to the Directorate of Income Tax (intelligence and criminal investigation) .
“PAN is compulsory as per Rule 114B of the IT Rules of 1962,“ said Priyabrata Pramanik, additional director of income tax (intelligence & criminal investigation).“In case of jewellery purchase of amount exceeding `2 lakh, whether through cash, credit card, debit card, demand draft or cheque, PAN is compulsory .“ For instance, if a PAN cardholder goes to the retail shop to buy jewellery without the card then he has to tell his name and date of birth to the jeweller if he forgets his PAN num ber.
The jeweller can check the authenticity of his PAN card details in the income tax website immediately. To buy jewellery of any value, the customer has to furnish PAN carddriving licensevoters IDpassport to the je weller to establish his or her identity. If the customer is not carrying any of these then he will be barred from buying jewellery .
If someone does not have a PAN, then he has to fill up form number 60 of Income Tax Rules 1962 . — Neal Bhai Reports
Introduce KYC in Phases, Say Gold Traders