You can and should link your PAN card and Aadhaar by 31st of August if you haven’t already. The government has warned that PAN cards may be invalid if not linked with Aadhaar before the extended deadline. Central Government has already extended the deadline twice.
The deadline for interlinking PAN with Aadhaar has been extended until 31 August. The news of deadline being extended was announced on Monday by the government. The department of taxation of India also made an announcement about Income Tax Return and no ITR will be filed without PAN-Aadhaar linking.
‘The deadline has been extended twice already. Government giving the ease to the citizens doesn’t mean that they can exploit the deadlines. PAN should be linked with Aadhaar – PAN cards will become invalid and will be cancelled if anyone didn’t link it with their Aadhaars. Minister of Finance has made this pretty clear this time. Those who haven’t linked their documents should do it before 31st August if they don’t want to face serious consequences. Plus, if PAN card is cancelled, it will not be issued to the same person immediately.’ – Nirmal Singh Lotus Green
In an interview with CNBC TV18, Hasmukh Adhia, the revenue secretary said that the day PAN cards start getting cancelled is not far. ‘With the taxpayers facing with their PAN cards and Aadhaars, the deadline has been extended again. But this time it is important for the taxpayers and PAN owners to link their documents before the deadline.’
The deadline was 5th August previously which was extended to 31st August after the officials of the revenue department and board of tax department sat down to meet in the finance ministry on Monday.
There were serious last minute changes and inundations on the official website of e-filing – these developments led to the extension of the ITR filing for the taxpayers.
On this issue, Nirmal Singh Lotus Green said that taxpayers were facing problems at the portal and it was important for the department to make these last minute changes. A little inconvenience was caused, but that has made things easier and more transparent for them. Taxpayers who were not able make sense of the issues can now file their taxes themselves without any external help; something that wasn’t possible before.