1. Aadhaar card link with PAN card last date: You may not get refund even after filing ITR; here is big reason

Aadhaar card link with PAN card last date: You may not get refund even after filing ITR; here is big reason

Aadhaar card link with PAN card last date: Tax payers must know that if they don't link their Aadhaar and PAN, the ITR will not be processed.

By: | Updated: August 31, 2017 1:40 PM
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This is a very big and extremely important aspect of Aadhaar-PAN linking. Tax payers must know that if they don’t link their Aadhaar and PAN, the ITR will not be processed. Even if you have filed your ITR but have not linked Aadhaar with PAN, then ITR won’t be processed and hence you will not get any refund. If you want your ITR to be processed, Aadhaar-PAN linking is a must latest by 31st August. According to a notification on Income Tax website, “ITR will not be taken up for processing under section 143(1) of the Income Tax act until the PAN is linked to Aadhaar.” The deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN is 31st August, 2017.

How to link Aadhaar with PAN: http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/LinkAadhaarHome.html

Earlier, the Supreme Court had upheld the validity of an I-T Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and ITR filing, but had put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the issue of right to privacy.

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.

While Aadhaar is a biometric authentication issued by the UIDAI, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to individuals and entities.

On August 24, the government made it clear that linking of PAN with biometric identifier Aadhaar will continue as previously directed and so will quoting of the 12-digit ID number for availing various government subsidies.

“The Supreme Court verdict holding privacy as a fundamental right has in no way stopped quoting of Aadhaar for various schemes as well as filing of income tax returns,” UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said. On the linking of Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted to income tax payers, he said such a linkage has been mandated by an amendment to the Income Tax Act. “The linking will continue under that Act and law. There is no change in that,” he said.

“The Aadhaar Act – which entails its quoting for services ranging from getting subsidised cooking gas to opening bank account and obtaining a new phone number – had been drafted keeping in mind privacy as a fundamental right,” Pandey added.

  1. R
    Reader
    Aug 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Ident-ity Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010??? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of sensitive information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Aug 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm
      The US Social Security Number (SSN) has no biometric details, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driver's license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government does not collect the biometric details of its own citizens.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Aug 30, 2017 at 6:28 pm
        The privacy laws of the United States deal with several different legal concepts. One is the invasion of privacy, a tort based in common law allowing an aggrieved party to bring a lawsuit against an individual who unlawfully intrudes into his or her private affairs, discloses his or her private information, publicizes him or her in a false light, or appropriates his or her name for personal gain. The essence of the law derives from a right to privacy, defined broadly as "the right to be let alone."
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          #AADHAARFAIL
          Aug 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm
          Ask UIDAI to DELETE ur bio-metrics, Deactivate ur #AADHAAR or else take 1 crore insurance for bio-metrics, 1 lakh for authentication failure
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