PAN-Aadhaar linkage deadline extended, here’s how to do it

PAN-Aadhaar linkage deadline extended, here’s how to do it

The government on Friday extended by six months till March 2022 the deadline to link PAN with biometric ID Aadhaar.

In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said to address the hardship being faced by various stakeholders on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline has been extended which will ease compliance.

“Time limit for intimation of Aadhaar number to the Income tax Department for linking of PAN with Aadhaar has been extended from 30th September, 2021 to 31st March, 2022,” it said.

Also, the due date for completion of penalty proceedings under the I-T Act has been extended from September 30, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Further, the time limit for issuance of notice and passing of order by the Adjudicating Authority under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 has been extended to March 2022.

Here’s the step by step procedure of how you can link PAN and Aadhaar cards on the new Income Tax website:

– Visit new e-filing portal 2.0.

– Go to ‘Our Services’ tab.

– Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ option.

– You will be taken to a new page.

– Enter these details: Your PAN number, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar and Mobile Number.

– Now click on the box “I agree to validate my Aadhaar details’.

– You will get a 6-digit OTP on your registered mobile number.

– Enter this OTP on the verification page and press “Validate”.

– Upon clicking, you will get a pop-up message stating that your request to link PAN with Aadhaar has been submitted.