Aadhaar must for filing Income Tax returns, new PAN cards from July 1: CBDT

The CBDT said the top court has provided partial relief to those who do not have Aadhaar and therefore their PAN cards will not be cancelled. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2017 5:48 pm
aadhaar, supreme court aadhaar, aadhaar judgment, pan card, income tax, income tax filing, income tax returns, aadhaar pan card, pan card ITR, CBDT, supreme court The direction is in line with the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Centre’s decision to make it compulsory for assessees to link their PAN and Aadhaar numbers.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday said that those who have Aadhaar cards must quote them while filing Income Tax returns or applying for new PAN cards from July 1. The direction is in line with the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Centre’s decision to make it compulsory for assessees to link their PAN and Aadhaar numbers. However, the court ordered a partial stay on the operation of sub-section 2 of Section 139AA of the IT Act which said that the PAN cards of all those who already had their Aadhaar cards made or were eligible for it will be deemed invalid if they did not submit their Aadhaar numbers to the designated authority (for linking PAN and Aadhaar). The top court was hearing a clutch of petitions that challenging the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the IT Act.

READ: Supreme Court on Aadhaar

The CBDT said the top court has provided partial relief to those who do not have Aadhaar and therefore their PAN cards will not be cancelled.

“Everyone who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who has aadhaar number or is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to income tax authorities for the purpose of linking PAN with Aadhaar,” it said.

Senior officials of the CBDT told PTI the apex court’s order given Friday was “studied” by a high-level team of authorities from the Law Ministry, Finance Ministry, CBDT and the Income Tax Department after which the clarification was issued.

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    Ajay Misra
    Jun 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    I found my pan could not be linked as my name was manju ajay Mishra pan is very old aadhar name is manju Misra so cannot link
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      Jai
      Jun 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm
      It is shocking that though while in opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party and its top leaders were highly critical of Congress-led UPA government's Aadhaar Card Scheme, but now when in government, BJP and its top leaders are bent upon expanding and implementing Aadhaar Card Scheme. The argument that a person can have more than one Permanent Account Number is untenable since as per the Income Tax Act, an individual can have only one Permanent Account Number, and that having more than one Permanent Account Number attracts penalty under section 272B of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Thus, the requirement of Aadhaar Card for fi Income Tax Return is totally misplaced, and should be dispensed with. What is required is the proper implementation of Permanent Account Number provisions of the Income Tax Act, and not the needless requirement of Aadhaar Card for fi the Income Tax Return.
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        Jai
        Jun 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm
        It is shocking that though while in opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party and its top leaders were highly critical of Congress-led UPA government's Aadhaar Card Scheme, but now when in government, BJP and its top leaders are bent upon expanding and implementing Aadhaar Card Scheme. The argument that a person can have more than one Permanent Account Number is untenable since as per the Income Tax Act, an individual can have only one Permanent Account Number, and that having more than one Permanent Account Number attracts penalty under section 272B of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Thus, the requirement of Aadhaar Card for fi Income Tax Return is totally misplaced, and should be dispensed with. What is required is the proper implementation of Permanent Account Number provisions of the Income Tax Act, and not the needless requirement of Aadhaar Card for fi the Income Tax Return.
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          Tilak
          Jun 11, 2017 at 12:02 am
          Only a mental SLAVE will desire to be kept on an Electronic LEASH for their entire lives. - Are YOU a Human Being who treasures LIBERTY OR are you a pet d0g ? - why do you want to be put on an Electronic Leash for the rest of your life ? - They have taxed your income ,They have taxed your expenditure ,They have taxed your savings .. Now the Govt also want to put YOU on an Electronic Leash , so you behave like an obedient d0g .
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            avinash
            Jun 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            Aadhar card is not enough . Every Indian should have a unique microchip inserted in his/her a,n,u,s OR in some other part of the body . Along with identification , this can be used to pinpoint his exact location at all times. This will help the Govt to completely eradicate drug mafias, criminals and terrorists . Only by ensuring the 24x7 surveillance of all Indians , can we eradicate the scourge of maoists and terrorists .
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              Vinay
              Jun 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm
              lol ! Ambanijeee and Adanijeee will show Aadhar card before they stash Billions of $$ in tax havens - 😄😄 ;my late gfather told me proverb when i was wasting time focusing on irrelevant issue : "Penny wise , Pound foolish"lt;br/gt;100's of BILLIONS of dollars have been stashed illegally outside India . The #1 generator of black money is over and under-invoicing . And that money is laundered out of India and round-tripped into India via Tax-havens . And Since it comes from Tax-havens it is already WHITE money when it enters India;In the last 17 years all that money has gone into the stock market , where Long term capital gains tax has been exempt ! That's right ! Adanijjee can make 10 thousand crores profit by sel a small stake in any of his listed companies but he does not have to pay a SINGLE rupee in tax . BUT if your old father sells his house and makes a small profit , he has to pay LTCG tax.
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                manikantan
                Jun 10, 2017 at 9:58 pm
                when economy id doing great, do whatever circus you cannot collect more taxes.
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                  Pork Kabab
                  Jun 10, 2017 at 9:57 pm
                  Any clue what happens to NRIs
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