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Usually, a current account is opened for commercial or business purposes and is a form of demand deposit from which the holder can withdraw money any number of times or upto an agreed amount. Opening ...
Usually, a current account is opened for commercial or business purposes and is a form of demand deposit from which the holder can withdraw money any number of times or upto an agreed amount. Opening a current account is a risky proposition for the banks. For instance, if the bank makes an overdraft by mistake, then the bank has to bear the loss if it is unpaid. There is no restriction to the amount deposited in the current account. This form of account is liable for transaction tax especially if the individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) withdraws Rs 50,000 in cash on any single day. Similar tax is also levied on a corporate entity if the withdrawal is Rs 1,00,000 and above. Although no interest or countervailing interest is payable on a current account however banks are entitled to pay interest to the account of a regional rural bank or the account of a deceased individual. As far as nomination is concerned a single depositor can make nominations while nominations cannot be made by incorporated entities or other trade bodies. With respect to current accounts there are several prohibitions placed on the banks. For example, the bank cannot lure the depositors by announcing prizes or attractive lottery schemes. Similarly, banks also cannot pay brokerage or gifts to agents for deposits placed at the bank.