CBDT extends Aadhaar-Pan linking deadline to March 31 next year

KalingaTV News Network

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extended the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar (while filing the tax-returns) till 31 March, 2019.

The tax department’s order was issued hours before the deadline was to end at midnight

This is the fifth time that the deadline has been extended.
The Union government had last year changed the income tax law to mandate that tax payers quote their Aadhaar number to file income tax returns and to get a new PAN card.

Existing Pan card holders were also asked to complete the process to link their Aadhaar numbers.

In a bid to streamline welfare payments and reduce wastage in public spending, India had launched the Aadhaar, now the world’s biggest biometric database, in 2009.

Since then, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been keen to mandate the use of Aadhaar for everything from filing income taxes to the registration of mobile phone numbers and booking railway tickets.
Aadhaar is also now mandatory for welfare, pension and employment schemes.
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