Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to March 31

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 08, 2017

Bangalore Karnataka 06/07/2014 Three Aadhar Card in same adress at Lata Latwal's residence in Bangalore on Monday.Photo: G P Sampath Kumar Photo: G_P_Sampath Kumar

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has given more time for taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with the permanent accountant numbers (PAN), and has extended the earlier specified deadline of December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

“It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till March 31, 2018,” CBDT said in a statement here on Friday.

Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, with effect from July 1, 2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with their PAN.

In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till August 31, 2017, which was further extended up to December 31, 2017.

Now the deadline has been extended to March 31 next year.

Published on December 08, 2017
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor