Dec 31 last date to link Aadhaar with PAN & it is mandatory: IT Dept

Bhubaneswar: Alert! Have you linked your Aadhaar card with with your PAN (Permanent Account  Number) ?  If not,  do it as soon as possible as December 31 is the last date to do so.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) through a public message said, ” In order to gain maximum benefits of income tax services, it is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar by December 31, 2019.”  Earlier, the CBDT had fixed September 30 as the last date for linking PAN with the 12-digit Unique Identity Number. However, it later extended the deadline to December 31.

Here’s how to link Aadhaar with PAN:

  • Register at Income Tax Department Portal and login to the e-Filing portal.
  • Verify the personal details already mentioned on the record.
  • Enter Aadhaar card number and captcha code and click on ‘Link Now’ option.
  • A pop-up message will conform the completion of the link.

Aadhaar, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is a 12-digit Unique Identity Number whereas PAN is a 10-character alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department. The Supreme Court had provided constitutional validation to the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme in September 2018 and mentioned that biometric ID would be mandatory for filing IT returns and PAN allotment.

 

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