PAN-Aadhaar Linking – Last date extended to 30th June, 2023. Last date for linking of PAN-Aadhaar extended to 30th June, 2023. Linking of PAN (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar is a mandatory requirement for Indian taxpayers, as per Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961. This linking helps the government to curb tax evasion and track financial transactions more effectively.
To link your PAN and Aadhaar, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the official website of the Income Tax Department of India (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in).
- Click on the “Link Aadhaar” option under the “Quick Links” section on the left side of the homepage.
- Enter your PAN, Aadhaar number, and name as per Aadhaar in the respective fields.
- Click on the “Link Aadhaar” button.
- If the details match, your PAN will be linked to your Aadhaar successfully.
The last date for linking PAN-Aadhaar has been extended several times, and through the Press Release dated 28.03.2023 it has been extended upto 30.06.2023. Read the press release issued by Ministry of Finance:-
Ministry of Finance
Last date for linking of PAN-Aadhaar extended
Posted On: 28 MAR 2023 2:48PM by PIB Delhi
In order to provide some more time to the taxpayers, the date for linking PAN and Aadhaar has been extended to 30th June, 2023, whereby persons can intimate their Aadhaar to the prescribed authority for Aadhaar-PAN linking without facing repercussions. Notification to this effect is being issued separately.
Under the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961(the ‘Act’) every person who has been allotted a PAN as on 1st July, 2017 and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar Number, is required to intimate his Aadhaar to the prescribed authority on or before 31st March, 2023, on payment of a prescribed fee. Failure to do so shall attract certain repercussions under the Act w.e.f. 1st April, 2023. The date for intimating Aadhaar to the prescribed authority for the purpose of linking PAN and Aadhaar has now been extended to 30th June, 2023.
From 1st July, 2023, the PAN of taxpayers who have failed to intimate their Aadhaar, as required, shall become inoperative and the consequences during the period that PAN remains inoperative will be as follows:
- no refund shall be made against such PANs;
- interest shall not be payable on such refund for the period during which PAN remains inoperative; and
- TDS and TCS shall be deducted /collected at higher rate, as provided in the Act.
The PAN can be made operative again in 30 days, upon intimation of Aadhaar to the prescribed authority after payment of fee of Rs.1,000.
Those persons who have been exempted from PAN-Aadhaar linking will not be liable to the consequences mentioned above. This category includes those residing in specified States, a non-resident as per the Act, an individual who is not a citizen of India or individuals of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year.
It is stated that more than 51 crore PANs have already been linked with Aadhaar till date. PAN can be linked with Aadhaar by accessing the following link https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/bl-link-aadhaar .
(Release ID: 1911396)