The deadline for the linking of Aadhar with PAN has been extended to September 30, 2019, the government has announced.
This is the sixth time the government extended Aadhar-Pan link deadline.
The announcement will provide some relief to those are looking for their IT returns on or after April 1, 2019, they will still have to quote their PAN while doing so.
In a statement, the government said: It has been reported in some sections of the media that those PANs which are not linked with Aadhar number by March 31, 2019 may be invalidated. The matter has been considered by the Central Government and now the cut-off date for intimating the Aadhar number and linking PAN with Aadhar is September 30, 2019 unless specifically exempted.
The statement also quoted that the Aadhar number should be quoted while filling IT returns from April 1 onwards. The government also said, “Notwithstanding the last date of intimating/linking Aadhar number with PAN being 30.09.2019, it is also made clear that w.e.f 01.04.2019, it is mandatory to quote and link Aadhar number while filling the return of income, unless specifically exempted.”