1. PAN card Aadhaar card linking: What are the benefits for you to link Aadhaar number with your PAN card

PAN card Aadhaar card linking: What are the benefits for you to link Aadhaar number with your PAN card

PAN card Aadhaar card linking: What are the benefits for you to link Aadhaar number with your PAN card

By: | Updated: June 30, 2017 4:56 PM
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In the wake of the recent Supreme Court rulings on the Aadhaar-PAN linking as well as after getting support from the apex court itself, the government has made it mandatory to link the existing Aadhaar numbers with the PAN cards of taxpayers with effect from July 1, 2017. Therefore, from July 1 onwards, every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar is required to quote his/her Aadhaar number or Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for filing of I-T returns as well as for applying for PAN cards.

The only relief is that one’s PAN card will not get cancelled if one fails to link one’s Aadhaar number with one’s PAN card by July 1. This has been clarified by the Income Tax Department in the wake of the growing confusion in the minds of a large number of people who had got worried over the validity of their PAN card in case they fail to link their Aadhaar number with the PAN card. This, however, is only a temporary relief and one will be required to link one’s Aadhaar to one’s PAN card once a date is notified by the I-T Department.

It may be noted that for non-compliance of the Aadhaar-PAN linking, a partial relief by the Supreme Court has already 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.

Whatever be the case, it is in your own interest to get your Aadhaar number linked with your PAN card as soon as possible for the following benefits:

1. The government has made it clear that 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. This means you won’t be able to file your income tax return from July 1 onwards if you have not got your Aadhaar number linked to your PAN card.

2. Although the I-T Department has given a temporary relief to people, saying their PAN will not get cancelled for the time being in case both cards are not linked, but you need to remember that it is only a temporary relief and soon you will be required to link your Aadhaar number with the PAN card if your don’t want to get your PAN cancelled. So, linking the two will help avoid cancellation of your PAN card.

3. As per the mandate of the Supreme Court, “it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar card with the PAN card if you already have Aadhaar card or enrollment ID. The linking will help the nation tackle the problem of multiple PAN cards issued under a single name. It is also mandatory to link them for tax filing in case the user has an Aadhaar card number assigned,” says Archit Gupta, Founder & CEO, ClearTax.in.

4. Linking of PAN card with the Aadhaar number will help the user in having a summarized detail of his taxes attached to his unique identification number for future reference.

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    Reader
    Oct 17, 2017 at 10:31 am
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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      Reader
      Oct 17, 2017 at 10:31 am
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty 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 personal 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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        Reader
        Oct 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card 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 driving 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 for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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          Pappu
          Jul 2, 2017 at 7:04 am
          As gst means one tax, pan card, a adhar card, ration card, bank account numbers, post office account number must be ONE ONLY STUDYING ALL METICULOUS PROS AND CONS. .. ....I think the most convenient for all
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            Tarak Das
            Jun 30, 2017 at 10:36 pm
            Please half i am not understand
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              Balaji
              Jun 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm
              This is very misleading article. There is no deadline notified by IT department yet. So no need to panic and create a problem. It is absolutely crazy people who have no knowledge of the tax requirements write articles.
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                Balaji
                Jun 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                This post was meant for article in News18. Unfortunately this got posted here by mistake. Please ignore
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