What is Fees For Default Relating To Intimation Of Aadhaar Number?

The Finance Act, 2021 has inserted a new Section 234H to levy a fee for default in intimating the Aadhaar Number. If a person is required to intimate his Aadhaar under Section 139AA and such person fails to do so, he shall be liable to pay a fee, as may be prescribed, not exceeding Rs. 1,000 at the time of making such intimation.

Therefore, if the person fails to link PAN-Aadhaar by due date, he shall be liable to pay a fee, maximum of Rs. 1,000. This fee shall be in addition to the other consequences the person has to face if PAN becomes inoperative due to non-intimation of Aadhaar.

The CBDT vide notification No. 17/2022, dated 29-03-2022 has amended Rule 114 to prescribe the fees to be levied if Aadhaar is not linked with PAN. As per Rule 114(5A), if a person intimates his Aadhaar number after the due date, then he shall be liable to pay a fee of:

a. Rs. 500, if such intimation is made between 01-04-2022 and 30-06-2022; and

b. Rs. 1,000, in all other cases.

Source: Income Tax India’s Official Website

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