Aadhaar-Pan linking deadline extended till June 30


Agencies, New Delhi The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday extended the deadline for linking of Pan with Aadhaar until June 30. Earlier, the deadline was March 31. The new deadline for other services, like bank accounts and phone numbers has not been announced yet. Earlier, the Supreme Court on March 13 extended the deadline linking for various services until the apex court delivered its judgement on the matter. The extension of deadline comes as a major relief to people who are yet to obtain their Aadhaar cards. Last July, the government under Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act made it mandatory for every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities. The first deadline for linking Aadhaar was fixed July 31, 2017, which got extended till August 31. Then again as the Aadhaar matter was being heard in the court over privacy and constitutionality issues of Aadhaar, the deadline was further extended to December 31 and then March 31. According to official records over 16.65 crore Pan Cards and 87.79 crore bank accounts have been linked to Aadhaar.