Aadhaar to be mandatory for filling Income Tax return, PAN application


New Delhi: The government has proposed to make Aadhaar Card mandatory for filing income tax returns and also applying for a PAN.

The new proposal has been made through an amendment to the Finance Bill.

Recently, the I-T department had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds. It had also said it was considering issuing PANs on real time basis using Aadhaar biometric.

Aadhaar based e-KYC facility would allow individuals or entities wanting to apply for PAN to verify details such as date of birth or address by way of biometric identification using thumb impressions.

So far, more than 111 crore Aadhar numbers have been issued.

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