The Ministry of Finance has issued a press release dated 8th December 2017 together with an order of the same date issued u/s 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) stating that the due date under section 139AA for taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number to link the same with Permanent Account Number (PAN) has been extended till 31.03.2018.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
08-December-2017 12:21 IST
CBDT extends date till 31.3.18 for linking of Aadhaar with PAN
Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with Permanent Account Number (PAN). In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till 31st August, 2017 which was further extended upto 31st December, 2017.
It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31.03.2018.