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Where the revenue stamp is required to be affixed?


A revenue Stamp can be explained as a receipt given by the Government in the form of small adhesive stamp in lieu of separate document stating that the tax/fee has been paid to the Government.  The receipt for above certain amount shall be mandatorily acknowledged by the receiver affixing and cancelling the revenue stamp. Under section 30 of Indian Stamp Acts 1899, the recipient of above Rs.5000, shall mandatorily acknowledge the payment with a receipt affixing one Rupee revenue stamp on it as a proof of payment. Refusal to give such receipt with a discharged revenue stamp, may lead to punishment of with a fine of Rs. 100/- as per section 65 of stamp act.

As per Section 3 of Indian Stamp Act, certain receipts/instruments and other documents are required be affixed with revenue stamp. The section 2(23) in of Indian Stamp Act, 1899 defines ‘Receipt’ as under.

“Receipt” includes any note, memorandum or writing—

(a) Whereby any money, or any bill of exchange, cheque or promissory note is acknowledged to have been received, or

(b) Whereby any other movable property is acknowledged to have been received in satisfaction of a debt, or

(c) Whereby any debt or demand, or any part of a debt or demand, is acknowledged to have been satisfied or discharged, or;

(d)  Which signifies or imports any such acknowledgment, and whether the same is or is not signed with the name of any person

In sale transactions deeds, payment of consideration is established by annexing to the deed a revenue stamp affixed receipt (of advance payment(s) or final payments). Besides stamping of receipts for payment considerations, main documents like Demand Promissory Notes (Pro-notes/DPN), acknowledgement of debts/ Revival Letters (RL) when affixed with proper revenue stamps are admitted in the Courts as prima facie evidence.  Nevertheless, to get such instruments//documents admitted as evidence of payments, it is important to effectively cancel the revenue stamps before or at the time of execution of document. The best way of cancellation of revenue stamp is by sign over all the stamps in such a manner that signature extends even beyond the stamps. However, no need to affix revenue stamps for the receipts on withdrawals from bank account, as they are not in the nature of receipts defined under Indian stamp act 1899.

(12) Comments

  1. HARBINDER SINGH

    NAMASKAR SIR, I WANT TO KNOW THAT, IS REVENUE STAMP REQUIRED ON E-PAYMENT(i.e NEFT/RTGS) TO GOVT. EMPLOYEE OR OTHER PERSONS/FIRMS THANKS

    1. Surendra NaikSurendra Naik - Post author

      Usually banks do not withhold or decline to release the loan after completion of execution of documents by the borrower /guarantor. However in certain compulsive circumstances, such as it comes to the knowledge of the bank that the collateral offered is disputed property or fake documents are submitted to the bank or any other fraudulent means are used by the borrower/guarantor to avail the loan, bank may refuse to release the loan on those grounds.

      1. Awadhesh Kumar

        Actually we are running a software company and bank verify everything like our office, collateral and got everything is ok they processed the documents submitted by us open a CC account issue cheque book and amount showing in the account which I applied for. But at the last time bank saying that your loan is declined because we are from software company.

        1. Surendra NaikSurendra Naik - Post author

          I am not able to understand the actual reason for declining your credit facility. You may complain to consumer forum, if you think that the bank has withdrawn your facilities without a valid reason. to know more click the following link https://www.bankingschool.co.in/knowledge-capsule/how-to-file-a-complaint-in-consumer-court/

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