RBI press release dated 08.11.2016 (withdrawal of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes)

Government of India vide their Notification dated November 8, 2016 have withdrawn the Legal Tender status of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series issued by the Reserve Bank till 8th November 2016. The communique states that the above step was necessitated to tackle counterfeiting Indian banknotes, to effectively…

Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 – Banks must accept large amount of Cash without any conditions

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 has come into effect from June 1, 2016. Under the said scheme, the declarants may pay their tax dues in cash at the Bank counters. In this connection, RBI invites attention to its circular DBOD.No.Leg.BC.38/09.07.005/2008-09 dated August 28, 2008, wherein banks have been advised to ensure that their branches invariably accept…