The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday (December 30) said the deadline for linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended till March 31 next year. The earlier deadline was Tuesday, December 31.
“The due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar as specified under sub-section 2 of section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been extended from December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020,” the Income Tax department said in a tweet.
The due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar as specified under sub-section 2 of Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act,1961 has been extended from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020.
Notification no.107 of 2019 dated 30/12/2019 issued by CBDT.
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) December 30, 2019
This is the eighth time the CBDT has extended the deadline for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar. The Supreme Court, in September last year, had declared the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of Income Tax returns and allotment of the PAN.
Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities. Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to a person, firm or entity.
The CBDT, which frames policy for the Income Tax department, said a notification has been issued in this context.
(With inputs from agencies)