PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March 2020
The last date for the mandatory linking of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended till March 2020 by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The earlier deadline was December 31.
The Supreme Court, in September last year, had declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of I-T returns and allotment of the PAN.
Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India.
PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to a person, firm or entity.