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PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till June, 2021: I-T department

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The government has extended the deadline for intimating the Aadhaar number to the Income Tax Department for linking the UID number to tax payers' PAN by another three months to June 30, 2021.

The earlier deadline was March 31, 2021. Throughout the day, users had reported issues with the IT department website.

“Central Government extends the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN from 31st March, 2021 to 30th June, 2021, in view of the difficulties arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the I-T department said on its official Twitter handle.

Also read: PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March, 2020: CBDT

“Date for issue of notice under section 148 of Income-tax Act,1961, passing of consequential order for direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) & processing of equalisation levy statements also extended to 30th April, 2021,” it added.

This is the ninth time that the deadline has been extended for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar.

The Supreme Court, in September last year, had declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of I-T returns and allotment of the PAN.

Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities.

Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to a person, firm or entity.

(with inputs from PTI and Delhi Bureau)

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