The Centre has mandated PAN-Aadhaar linking; failure to do will result in PAN becoming inoperative from April 1, 2023, according to the Income Tax department. 

Nevertheless, individuals who are exempted from the PAN-Aadhaar linking mandate include:

  • Residents of the north-eastern state of Assam, Meghalaya, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir
  • A non-resident as per the Income Tax Act 1961
  • Individuals aged 80 or more, and
  • Not an Indian citizen

The Income Tax department also provides for the facility to check if individuals have linked their Aadhaar to their PAN card. 

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