The Supreme Court has clarified that linking your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing Income Tax returns. The announcement was made by a bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Abdul Nazeer, in response to an appeal filed by Centre against a Delhi HC ruling that allowed filing of I-T returns for AY 2018-19 without linking Aadhaar with PAN.
Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar
As of now, the government has not announced any official deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar. But, those who have filed I-T returns for FY16-17, without linking PAN with Aadhaar, need to do so latest by March 31, 2019.
Check PAN -Aadhaar linkage status :-
First off, log on to the online Income Tax filing portal.
Next, under the ‘Quick Links’ section, click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ option.
On the next page, head to ‘Click here to view status…’ link.
Following this, enter your PAN and Aadhaar number in the fields provided.
Finally, click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status.’
Your PAN-Aadhaar linkage status will flash on the screen.
If you haven’t linked PAN with Aadhaar, here’s the process
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