New Delhi: The time period for linking your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar Card is ending this month. According to a notification issued by the Finance Ministry earlier this year, the last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar is 30 September. The government has extended its time period several times in the past. This may be the last call to complete the linking process.
You can easily link your 12-digit UIDAI issued Aadhaar number with your 10 digits alphanumeric PAN on the Income Tax Department's e-filing website. You can also get information about the status of Aadhaar-PAN linking on the portal. All new PAN cards are required to quote their Aadhaar number. It is also necessary to link your PAN with Aadhaar while filing Income Tax Return (ITR).
The consequences of not linking Aadhaar with PAN are written in the Finance Bill 2019. Sub-section (2) of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act had earlier stated that PAN would become invalid if PAN was not linked to Aadhaar. However, the Finance Bill has amended the provision effective from this month. According to the new rules, all such PAN cards will be deactivated. This means that such PAN cards will not be in use.