Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extended the date for linking Aadhaar with PAN till 31st of March next year. In a release, Finance Ministry today said, it has come to the notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar.
This is the third extension given by the government to individuals to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the biometric ID.
The Centre had already informed the Supreme Court that it is willing to extend until March 31 the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes.
As of November, 13.28 crore out of 33 crore PANs has been linked to the 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar. This year, the government made quoting of Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns (ITRs) as well as obtaining a new PAN.
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