As per Section 139 AA of the Income-tax Act,1961 , all the taxpayers are mandatorily required to link their PAN with their Aadhaar Numbers. The earlier due date was 31st August 2017, which was extended to 31st December 2017.
In view of the representations received and also on account of the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the time limit for linking of PAN and Aadhaar has been further extended upto 31st March 2018.
The relevant press release of the CBDT dtd 08th December is reproduced below :-
CBDT extends date till 31.3.18 for linking of Aadhaar with PAN
Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with Permanent Account Number (PAN). In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till 31st August, 2017 which was further extended upto 31st December, 2017.
It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31.03.2018.
(Release ID :174189)