On Friday, the government extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) until March 31, 2022.
In a tweet, the income-tax (I-T) department informed that the last date has been similarly extended by 6 months on account of the demanding situations faced by people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) stated in a launch that the selection to increase the deadline was taken in view of the complication confronted by “diverse stakeholders” due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, issues an Aadhaar card with a 12-digit unique identification number to Indian nationals. UIDAI says Aadhaar presents a single source of online and offline identification verifications throughout the country for the residents.
The foremost reason for Aadhaar, in keeping with the government, is to streamline the welfare delivery mechanism. Aadhar and PAN may be linked by sending SMS or through the new e-filing portal of the income tax department. The portal www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal has a ‘Link Aadhaar’ section on the list of services. Users can click on it and provide the info required to link Aadhaar with PAN.
The government has additionally extended the due date for the completion of penalty proceedings under the I-T Act to March 31, 2022. “Further, the time restriction for issuance of notice and the passing of the order by the Adjudicating Authority under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 has additionally been extended to 31st March 2022,” according to the statement.
The government has extended the deadline multiple instances in the beyond to ease compliances on Aadhar-PAN linking amid a raging pandemic. Previously, the last date of March 31, 2021, was revised to September 30, 2021, to offer comfort to taxpayers.
Central Government relaxes provisions of TDS u/s 194A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in view of section 10(26) of the Act. CBDT Notification No. 110/2021 in S.O. 3815(E) dated 17th September, 2021 issued. It is available on https://t.co/qX8AZ4HCvf & also on https://t.co/4gF04US5ZG. pic.twitter.com/LYaBAcE59i
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) September 17, 2021