New Delhi: The Government on Thursday extended by four months the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to December 31.
The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar previously was July 31, but it was extended to August 31.
The tax department had on July 31 stated that “unless a finding is made that Aadhaar is constitutionally not valid, tax return filers will need to link their PAN with Aadhaar by August 31, 2017”.
However, those categorised as non-resident Indians as per income tax laws, people who are not citizens of India, those above 80 years of age and residents of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir had been exempt from the requirement.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the valididty of Aadhaar. The apex court will next hear the matter in November. The government has already extended the deadline for Aadhaar linking for availing of social sector schemes until December-end.