New last date to link Aadhaar Card and Pan Card announced

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New last date to link Aadhaar Card and Pan Card announced
New last date to link Aadhaar Card and Pan Card announced

New Delhi : The government has extended the last date to link Aadhaar card and PAN Card by six months till September 30. However, it has been mandatory to link the cards in order to successfully file Income Tax returns.

This is the sixth time, the government has extended the deadline to link the ID cards.

To recall, in June last year, the government had said that PAN has to be linked with the biometric Aadhaar ID by March 31. The earlier deadlines for PAN card Aadhaar card link were July 31, August 31, and December 31 of 2017, before March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

"....now the cut-off date for intimating the Aadhaar number and linking PAN with Aadhaar is September 30, 2019, unless specifically exempted," the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.

"Notwithstanding the last date of intimating/ linking of Aadhaar Number with PAN being September 30, 2019, it is also made clear that w.e.f. April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote and link Aadhaar number while filing the return of income," it added.

Despite many claims and threat of cyber crimes, the Supreme Court had ruled that Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme is constitutionally valid and it is mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns.