Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31

Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31

The  deadline for taxpayers to link the PAN card with the Aadhaar number has been extended by 4 months to December 31. Earlier, the government had fixed August 31 as deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN. This is a huge relief to those who had filed their income tax returns (ITR) by the due date of August 5, 2017, but were not able to link their PAN with Aadhaar by August 31, 2017.

Last week, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey had said  Supreme Court’s verdict on privacy has no bearing on the requirement quoting Aadhaar for availing government subsidies and welfare schemes. He told PTI, “There also, linking of PAN to Aadhaar is mandated by an amendment in Income Tax Act…the linking will continue under that act and law. There is no change”.

Also Read: Here’s what happens if you don’t link your PAN card with Aadhaar

However, if you are not required to file ITR as per income tax laws, that is in case one’s total income is below the exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh in a financial year, the deadline to link the same is yet to be notified by the government.

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Here are the steps to link PAN card with Aadhaar online:

  • Go to the website, click on the link on the left saying link Aadhaar.
  • Fill in details such as enter your PAN number, Aadhaar number, name as per Aadhaar, and the Captcha, and then click on Link Aadhaar.
  • This will link the PAN and Aadhaar, but in case of any discrepancy in your details, you’ll receive an Aadhaar OTP to confirm the linkage.
  • You can also link the details after logging in to the income tax website. Log in and click on Profile Settings in the top menu.
  • Then, find Link Aadhaar.
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and click on Save to continue.

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