Big News ATTENTION: Departments sets deadline; PAN cards of THESE taxpayers to get deactivated after March 31

There are over 6.9 crore income taxpayers in India. The Income Tax Department has now said that the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card of any taxpayer who is not under the exempt category will get deactivated if the same is not linked with the Aadhaar of the taxpayer. The tax department said that the last date of PAN-Aadhaar linkage is March 31 2023. 

“As per Income-tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory for all PAN holders, who do not fall under the exempt category, to link their PAN with their Aadhaar before 31.3.2023. From 1.04.2023, the unlinked PAN shall become inoperative. What is mandatory, is necessary,” said the tax department.

It said that all PAN holders, who do not come under the exempt category as per the department’s earlier notification issued in 2017, and have not linked their Aadhaar with PAN yet, are requested to do so immediately. 

The tax department also said that PAN can be linked with a valid Aadhaar on the department’s website incometax.gov.in after paying a fee of Rs 1000. It may be noted that the Aadhaar and PAN linkage was free initially but when the deadline got multiple extensions, the tax department first introduced a fee of Rs 500 till June 30 and increased it to Rs 1000 for those linking the IDs by March 31, 2023.

2 thoughts on “Big News ATTENTION: Departments sets deadline; PAN cards of THESE taxpayers to get deactivated after March 31”

  1. Wuppuluri ratnam

    My Aadhaar has been linked to some other PAN and they are unable to rectify. Hence I am not responsuble for not linking.

  2. Wuppuluri ratnam

    IT dept has linked my Aadhaar to some other PAN card and they are not willing to correct. So I am not respinsuble for linking my Aadhaar with My present PAN.

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