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Giving a clear signal that 60 per cent income tax will be levied on unaccounted deposits in banks, the Minister of State For Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday said that the decision on this will be taken after December.

Gangwar said this in an exclusive chat with News World India’s Correspondent Raghvendra Dwivedi.

Earlier, the Cabinet on Thursday night is believed to have discussed amending laws to levy close to 60 per cent income tax on unaccounted deposits in banks above a threshold post demonetisation of high-denomination currency notes.

The move came amid banks reporting over Rs 21,000 crore being deposited in zero-balance Jan Dhan accounts in two weeks after the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes were banned, which authorities apprehend may be the laundered black money.