The last day for linking Aadhaar to PAN is not July 1; don’t worry your card won’t become invalid

Linking Aadhaar number with permanent account number becomes mandatory from July 1 for all those who have already obtained a PAN. Those applying for a PAN after July 1, it will be required to quoted Aadhaar number in the application form.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 30, 2017 12:44 pm
Aadhaar, permanent account number, Linking Aadhaar with PAN, Income tax returns July 1 is not the last day to link Aadhaar number with PAN. (File Photo)

Amidst the rush for linking Aadhaar with the permanent account number (PAN), here’s a clarification: July 1 is not the last day. In fact, linking the two becomes mandatory from July 1 for all those who have already obtained a PAN. Further, those applying for a PAN after July 1, will be required to quote their Aadhaar number in the application form. According to section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, every person who has an Aadhaar number and a PAN is required to link the two “on or before a date to be notified by the Central Government” — which has not yet been clarified.

It states:

(1) Every person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number shall, on or after the 1st day of July, 2017, quote Aadhaar number—

(i) in the application form for allotment of permanent account number;
(ii) in the return of income

(2) Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to such authority in such form and manner as may be prescribed, on or before a date to be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.

The Income Tax Department’s website now hosts a new page to link Aadhaar with PAN — — by entering both details and other personal information.

Read: Linking your Aadhaar with PAN: Here’s all you need to know. Click here.

Through an amendment to tax proposals in the Finance Bill 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns, and linking of Aadhaar with PAN to curb tax evasion through the use of multiple PAN cards.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court earlier this month had upheld the validity of the Income Tax Act provision but put a partial stay on its implementation until the issue of right to privacy is addressed by a constitutional bench. The government had issued a notification on the same, stating:

(i) From July 1, 2017 onwards every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar must quote their Aadhaar number or their Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for filing of income tax returns as well as for applications for PAN;

(ii) 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;

(iii) However, for non-compliance of the above point No.(ii), only a partial relief by the Court has 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 Income Tax Act for failing to quote PAN may not arise.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Jul 1, 2017 at 6:36 am
    25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work most of the time 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case or delete aadhaar bio-metrics from aadhaar database, archive and deactivate #AADHAAR. Jai Hind
    1. M
      Jun 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm
      Some one misused and the whole lot of others have to suffer, look at the problem
      1. M
        Jun 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm
        The Govt has not made linking the pan with Adhar, any small difference is will result in non linking, it has to set its house inorder instead of repeatedly warning the pan card holders
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          M B Nataraj
          Jun 30, 2017 at 11:55 am
          The whole issue has been brewed up for its paranoia value leading to an avoidable mad stampede as it happens in temple queues. Media by its deliberate(?) or coerced misinterpretation of the sc order on the matter, cbdt and it by their deliberate silence till now are trying to be more modi than modi himself. We begin wondering they are trying to emulate his methods as in the studied silence on gaurakshaks running wild and lynching and killing beef eaters or suppliers. Media should be more responsible than this.
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            Murthy Suppusamy
            Jun 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm
            Its funny in Indian Government. If you already have Aadhar Number, why do you even need a PAN, a new number, wasteful of effort and time issuing PANs?. IT Department should stop issuing PANs and use Aadhar from now on. Well, its Indin Govt. They do dumb things first, and it would continue for few Decades and a fix comes. Isn't it?
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              Venkat Raman
              Jun 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm
              I do not know how many people managed to link Pan and Aadhaar number with success? I have a PAN issued some 30 years back and Aadhaar issued some 5 years back-- all genuine ones and have used this for tax purposes,KYC etc etc. Today I tried to link both and surprisingly got a message that my Aadhaar number does not exist.Again I tried and asked for OTP and it came after 35 minutes. I think the software is not well written and comparing the two items is the problem. Pan gives only the name,father's name and Date of Birth and of course the signature, and Photograph.No tel no either Aadhaar gives, the name,father's name,year of birth only,address.Mobile No,and of,course a Photograph. In conclusion,I feel that even if one item has a mismatch the system will reject the link. What is the solution? let me know photograph
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                  Jun 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                  Kanthabai- aarey shanthabai, did you link your aadhar with your mards name, last date is july first.
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