Aadhaar must be linked to PAN from July 1, govt notifies rules

Aadhaar-PAN linking must from July 1 govt notifies rules

Aadhaar-PAN linking must from July 1 govt notifies rules

The Supreme Court had on June 9 upheld the validity of the law making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN and filing of Income Tax (IT) returns but exempted those without it for now until the larger privacy issue is decided.

Those who only have PAN card and no Aadhaar have been given time till December 31 to get their Aadhaar card made. If you have PAN card and Aadhaar card then it is mandatory for you to link your Aadhaar to PAN otherwise your PAN card will be cancelled but if you don't have PAN card and you do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for a time being then your Aadhaar will not be cancelled and the consequences under the Income Tax Act for failing to quote PAN may not arise.

According to official data, 2.07 crore of the total 24.6 crore PAN cards have already been seeded with Aadhaar numbers.

It urged them to ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same, to ensure linking without failure."There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website (of the I-T department)".

There are over 25 crore PAN card holders in the country while Aadhaar has been issued to 111 crore people.

The government on Wednesday notified amended income tax rules and made linking of existing Aadhaar numbers with Permanent Account Number (PAN).

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There are many other services, including railway ticket booking, claiming of subsidies, application for scholarships where Aadhar in all likelihood is going to become mandatory.

Pursuant to this, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had said the linking of Aadhaar and PAN will be a "must" for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and obtaining PAN from July 1. Their PAN cards will not be treated as invalid. You can link up Aadhaar with PAN through e-filing portal.

After logging in, go to the "Profile Settings" tab and click on "Link Aadhaar" in the drop down menu.

A new column for quoting of Aadhaar number has been provided for in Form 49A which is used for applying for PAN. The SC bench said that the interim order can not be passed on the apprehension of petitioners that the government may deprive people from availing benefits of various welfare schemes due to the lack of Aadhaar details.

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