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Last date for linking PAN-Aadhar extended until June 30

Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India, issued a press release informing that the last date for linking PAN-Aadhar is extended until June 30.

In a press release, the ministry stated, “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.”

The ministry in a press release also stated that the PAN allotted before July 1, 2017 is required to link PAN with Aadhar.

“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.”

The prescribed fee for linking PAN-Aadhar is ₹1000.

Additionally the press release stated, “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.”

The press release from the ministry also mentions the consequences of not linking PAN-Aadhar after July 1.

It stated, “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;
(it) interest shall not be payable on such refund for the period during which
PAN remains inoperative; and
(iii) 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”

SC Desk

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