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No new KYC disclosure norm for jewellery purchase, only valid for high value cash purchases

Clarifying a December 28, 2020 notification, the Department of Revenue in the ministry said cash purchase of jewellery, bullion and precious gems and stones of value more than Rs 2 lakh is not allowed without KYC in the country for the past few years

twitter-logoPTI | January 9, 2021 | Updated 08:33 IST
No new KYC disclosure norm for jewellery purchase, only valid for high value cash purchases
FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets international standards aimed to prevent illegal activities on terror funding and money laundering.=

No new KYC disclosures have been mandated for cash purchase of gold, silver or precious gems and stones and only high-value cash transactions continue to require the filing of documents such as income tax PAN or biometric ID Aadhaar, finance ministry sources said Friday.

Clarifying a December 28, 2020 notification, the Department of Revenue in the ministry said cash purchase of jewellery, bullion and precious gems and stones of value more than Rs 2 lakh is not allowed without KYC in the country for the past few years.

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The notification issued under PML Act, 2002 on December 28 stated that only persons or entities buying gold, silver, jewellery or precious stones 'in cash transactions' worth Rs 10 lakh or above need to fill know your customer or KYC documents.

This is a requirement of FATF (Financial Action Task Force) -- the global money laundering and terrorist financing overseer, they said.

FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets international standards aimed to prevent illegal activities on terror funding and money laundering.

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