1. July 1 not the last date to link Aadhaar card with PAN card on Income Tax website incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in: Here’re 5 things you must know

July 1 not the last date to link Aadhaar card with PAN card on Income Tax website incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in: Here’re 5 things you must know

In a good news for the income tax payers, the IT-department has confirmed that July 1 is not the last date to link Aadhaar card with PAN card.

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In a good news for the income tax payers, the IT-department has confirmed that July 1 is not the last date to link Aadhaar card with PAN card. However, so far the department has managed to link over 2.16 crore Aadhaar numbers with its PAN database, reported PTI. While Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number alloted in the by the I-T Department to a person, firm or entity.

The revenue department has said that “every person who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the principal director general of income tax (systems) or DGIT (systems).” Besides, it has entrusted principal DGIT (systems) or DGIT (systems) with specifying the formats and standards along with procedure for verification of documents filed with PAN application or intimation of Aadhaar number.

The rules were supposed to come into force from July 1, 2017, it said while amending Rule 114 of the I-T Act, which deals in application for allotment of PAN.

It may be noted that the Supreme Court on Tuesday had refused to pass any interim order against the Centre’s June 22 notification, making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes. Referring to its June 9 order that upheld the validity of the income tax Act provision, making Aadhaar mandatory to apply for PAN cards and file tax returns, a vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha observed that no interim order could be passed at this stage on the “mere apprehension” of petitioners that the government might deprive people of availing benefits of various social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar.

On its part, the Centre assured the court that no citizen will be deprived of benefits under its various social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar card/number till September 30. Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the government has extended the deadline for enrolment of the unique identity card from June 30 to September 30 for availing benefits under various social welfare schemes, including mid-day meals, subsidies for LPG etc.

Thus, the implications of these new rules are as under:

1. The government has made it mandatory to link the existing Aadhaar numbers with the PAN cards of taxpayers with effect from July 1;

2. From July 1, 2017 onwards, every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar must quote his/her Aadhaar number or Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for filing of I-T returns as well as for PAN applications;

3. Every person who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the income tax authorities for the purpose of linking PAN with Aadhaar;

4. However, for non-compliance of the point No 3, only a partial relief by the SC has been given to those, who do not have Aadhaar and who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for the time being, that their PAN will not be cancelled so that other consequences under the I-T Act for failing to quote PAN may not arise. This partial stay has been given till a Constitution bench addresses the issue of right to privacy.

5. The government has meanwhile extended the deadline for enrolment of the unique identity card from June 30 to September 30 for availing benefits under various social welfare schemes, including mid-day meals, subsidies for LPG etc.

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    sai kumar
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:53 am
    is non tax payers link the aadhar card with the pan card
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      Dharmarajan Krishnan
      Jun 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm
      What is the last date for linking of PAN and Aadhar for existing holders of both the cards. Because there are so many hurdles in linking both because spelloing, expanded initials mentioned in PAN cards and short initial in Aadhar cards. This must be addressed by authorities before insisting on linking two dissimilar cards by names.
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        P.R. Srinivasan
        Jun 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm
        It is not clear whethe ra senior citizen with no regular income or having interest income below Rs 3 lacs per annum . is also required to link his pan with his aadhar. Also how can you expect a blind citizen with no taxable income also canbe called to link his pan with aadhar. The govt must make this point clear whether people below the exemption limit also are required to link hi pan with aadhar with they dont get any kind of benefit fro the government. This point must be explained by the tax department or finance minister .. senior citizen of 76 years mumbai
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          Kiran kumar
          Jun 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm
          Now get a personal loan at extremely low processing fees and compe ive interest rates in two days, at India’s first Aadhaar-must borrower network – credy
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