CBDT extends date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN (31.03.2018)



Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
PRESS RELEASE
New Delhi, 8th December, 2017
CBDT extends date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN
Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with Permanent Account Number (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 31st August, 2017 which was further extended upto 31st December, 2017.
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 31.03.2018.
(Surabhi Ahluwalia)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.
F.No.225/270/2017/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi, dated the 8th of December, 2017
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (`Ace), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link it with PAN Number for filing the tax return. The said provision was relaxed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) vide its order(s) dated 31.07.2017 & 31.08.2017, in file of even number, wherein further time till 31.12.2017 was allowed to the taxpayers to link Aadhaar with PAN.
On further consideration of the matter, CBDT, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Act, extends the time for linking Aadhaar with PAN till 31.03.2018.
(Rohit Garg)
Director-ITA.II
Copy To:-
1. PS to FM/OSD to FM/PS to MoS(F)/OSD to MoS(F)
2. PS to Secretary (Revenue)
3. Chairman, CBDT
4. All Members, CBDT
5. All Pr.DsGIT /Pr.CCsIT
6. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CBDT
7. DIT (RSP&PR)/Systems, New Delhi
8. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
9. All Chambers of Commerce
10. CIT (M&TP), Official Spokesperson of CBDT
11. 0/o Pr. DGIT(Systems) for uploading on official website
12. Addl.CIT (Database Cell) for uploading on departmental website
(Rohit Garg)
Director-ITA.II

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