New Delhi: The government has made it mandatory for taxpayers to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN cards with effect from July 1.
People who are not able to link their Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN) by July 1, will have the option to mention the UIDAI-provided number in the e-ITR and this will be considered a valid linking of the two unique numbers, sources said.
No PAN, which is not linked to Aadhaar, will be cancelled from July 1.
However, any person who wants to e-file their ITRs will either have to have an Aadhaar number or the enrolment id to be mentioned in their ITR or prior link it over the e-filing portal of the department.
If Aadhaar credentials are not linked with PAN or mentioned in the ITR, then such a person will not be able to e-file.
E-filing of ITR is mandatory for all individuals except whose income is less than Rs 5 lakh per annum and those who are above 80 years of age.
Aadhaar has also been made mandatory for applying for PAN with effect from July 1.