1. Why is the income tax officer coming after us since most things in india are digitized, can he not obtain the bank account transactions by himself ? He just has our name. He doesnt have our PAN, bank account number, branch or the bank name.
You are obliged under Income Tax Act, 1961 to provide the details required by the Income Tax Officer.
2. If I do not provide the closed bank account number, he is threatening to treat the amount as unexplained cash and levy tax on it. (he just has a stamp paper signed by 2 witnesses as proof that we payed cash ). Can he levy tax based on stamp paper? Can we go to tribunal court in such case? Can i hope for relief if i do that?
Please note, you are bound to answer the queries of the Income Tax Officer. Please also note, that he will not ask you to provide the details of closed bank account. Rather he will ask you for details of bank accounts which you oprerated from ..... to ..... If you do not provide the details of closed bank account, and if he finds out (he has every means of finding out) that you will be charged with suppression of material facts and consequences will definitely follow.
No court/tribunal will come to your help at this stage.
3. if i somehow manage to get the bank account number and give him transaction details and the income tax officer clears my name that source of the funds is tax paid, will I have any other trouble in any other form from him because i did a cash transaction though it was 100% white?
It is not the question whether the money is paid out of taxed amount or not.
Having purchased immovable property, worth more than Rs. 50 lakhs, you are obliged to effectTax Deduction at Source (TDS) from the payment made by you to the seller, and remit the said TDS into government Account. Have you done it (both in respect of the amount paid by you by way of cheque and plus the amount paid by you by way of cash)? If not, you are answerable to the Income Tax Department.
You should know that one is not supposed to accept in cash beyond Rs. 2 lakhs in relation to immovable property.
4. Will there be any fine/trouble from sub registrar if he finds out i paid additional cash to the seller? Sub registrar is the one who assessed the property and valued at 2cr and i registered the property for 2cr.
YES. (If he has assessed at Rs. 2 crore and if you had paid only Rs. 2 crores there would not have been any problem. But you paid much more than Rs. 2 crore, but did not pay the stamp duty on it.) Further, the seller is supposed to account for the Rs. 2 crore received by him through cash and pay the Capital Gain Tax to the Income Tax Department. (Having received the amount in cash, do you think he would have paid the Capital Gain Tax on that portion of cash receipt? Certainly not. In this way, you have helped him to evade tax.)
Before knocking at the doors of the Seller, the Income Tax Officer would sensibly ascertain from you all the details. Then with that information, he will surely knock at whatever doors that he has to.
So, instead of going on saying that everhting was white money (that is payment was made by you from tax paid money) etc. etc. which will not cut ice with the I.T. Department, better answer the queries being posed by the Department.