Date 16th Feb 2019: In the recent report CBDT (Central Board of District Taxation) said that “it is mandatory to link aadhaar card with pan card before the 31st March to fill income Tax return”
Pan Card & Aadhaar card Linking Is Mandatory
CBDT informed citizens of India by publishing advisory that in September 2018, constitutional bench of the supreme court showed a green flag for constitutional validation of aadhaar card. Also as per order of income tax act, 1961 section 139A & central board of direct taxes dated 30th June 2018, ITR fillers need to link pan card with aadhaar card.
On 6th February, Supreme court also complied with pan and aadhar linking mandatory for IT returns subject. Judges A K Sikari & S Abdul Nazir informed media about the decision of a supreme court in this matter.
Although the supreme court pointed out that it’s not mandatory to link aadhaar with a bank account, mobile number and in the school admission process.
The ex-chairman of CBDT shushil chandra informed in the starting of this month that from total 42 crores issued pan cards, 23 crores pan holders linked their pan card with aadhaar card. He also said that after pan aadhaar and bank account linking CBDT can watch over every transaction of the citizens.