The Income Tax (I-T) department has extended the last date for linking Aadhar number with PAN (Permanent Account Number) from March 31, 2021 to June 30, 2021, in order to provide relief amid the COVID-29 pandemic.
“Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the Central Government has issued notification today extending the last date for the intimation of Aadhar number and linking thereof with PAN to 30th June, 2021,” the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.
Earlier, the government had notified that the deadline for linking two identification cards was March 31. In case, the PAN card is not linked with the Aadhar card before the last date, it is likely to become inactive.
The PAN Card can easily be linked to the Aadhar number online. The Income Tax department allows users to link the two unique identification numbers through a simple tool on its website. The two identification numbers can also be linked through the official website of National Securities Depository Limited- https://www.tin-nsdl.com/
The government had passed the Finance Bill 2021 in the parliament last week, where it introduced a new section called ‘23H’. According to this section, a person will be liable to pay a late fee of up to ₹ 1,000 in case of non-linking of the PAN number with the Aadhar card.