More time for linking PAN and Aadhaar

More time for linking PAN and Aadhaar

Context

With less than a month to go for the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN, the Centre on Friday extended the deadline to March 31, 2018

Why this decision?

“In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till August 31, 2017, which was further extended to December 31, 2017,” the I-T Department said

“It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till March 31, 2018,” the statement added

New section

  • Section 139AA: Under the provisions of the recently introduced Section 139AA of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, with effect from July 1, 2017, all taxpayers with an Aadhaar number or Enrolment number are required to link it with their PAN by the stipulated deadline

Unchanged deadline

  • Deadline unchanged for linking mobile phones & Aadhaar:: The deadline for linking Aadhaar and mobile phones remains unchanged February 6
  • Subscribers have to visit authorised retailers with the phone that has the SIM to be linked
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