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Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT) Guide

Guide on Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT)

  • Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 requires specified reporting persons to furnish statement of financial transaction.

  • Rule 114E of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 specifies that the statement of financial transaction required to be furnished under sub-section (1) of section 285BA of the Act shall be furnished in Form No. 61A.
  • The nature and value of the transaction to be furnished by the reporting person under Rule 114 E is as follow

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Aggregation Rule-

Aggregation rule needs to be applied for specified transaction types to identify transactions/persons/accounts which are reportable. Rule 114E specifies that the reporting person shall while aggregating the amounts for determining the threshold amount for reporting in respect of any person –
(a) take into account all the accounts of the same nature maintained in respect of that person during the financial year;
(b) aggregate all the transactions of the same nature recorded in respect of that person during the financial year;
(c) attribute the entire value of the transaction or the aggregated value of all the transactions to all the persons, in a case where the account is maintained or transaction is recorded in the name of more than one person;
The aggregation rule is applicable for all transaction types except SFT- 012 (Purchase or sale of immovable property) and SFT- 013 (Cash payment for goods and services)

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