PAN-Aadhaar Linking Date Extended To Dec. 31
An Aadhaar biometric identity card, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is arranged for a photograph in Mumbai, India (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

PAN-Aadhaar Linking Date Extended To Dec. 31

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The deadline to link permanent account number with Aadhaar has been extended till Dec. 31, a Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India order said Saturday. Earlier, the deadline was Sept. 30.

This is the seventh time that the government has extended the deadline for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar.

The Supreme Court, in September last year, had declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of Income Tax returns and allotment of PAN.

Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities.

Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India to a resident of India and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax Department to a person, firm or entity.

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