AADHAAR-PAN linking deadline was June 30, 2018. However, on Saturday late night, CBDT, the policy-making body of the Income Tax Department, took a decision of extending the deadline. Hence, CBDT Extends AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019.
CBDT Extends AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019:
The initial AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline was July 31, 2017. Then CBDT took AADHAAR-PAN Linking deadline extending decisions five times including this time till March 31, 2019.
- August 31, 2017
- December 31, 2017
- March 31, 2018
- June 30, 2018
Under section 119 of Income Tax Act, late night on Saturday i.e.June 30, 2018, CBDT fifth time took this decision to extend AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline till March 31, 2019.
Why CBDT Extended AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019?
CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) says that this extension in AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019, is being done after consideration of the matter.
The apex court of India, The Supreme Court ordered to extend the AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline until we get a judgment on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law. The five-judge constitution bench will deliver this judgement.
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As per the data till March 2018, out of total 33 Crore PANs approx, more than 16.65 Crore PANs are already linked to their AADHAAR.
It is important to safeguard our personal information to avoid any misuse of it. And, it is the duty of our government to make all the necessary arrangements to make sure that our personal information is safe & secure. That’s for the fifth time CBDT extends AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019.
If you have a PAN as on July 01, 2017. you are eligible for obtaining an AADHAAR number. So, if you don’t have one, please secure one now. You will need it for almost everywhere. Because after this due date, Indian Government has made it mandate to quote your AADHAAR Number while filing your Income Tax as well as while obtaining a new PAN. So, it is advisable that you link your AADHAAR & PAN before the deadline.
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