Deadline day: Link your PAN with Aadhaar online or pay fine; know how to link it here
It is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar Card before March 31Image source: Twitter

Deadline day: Link your PAN with Aadhaar online or pay fine; know how to link it here

Here’s how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar Card. The last date for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar March 31

New Delhi: It is mandatory for all Permanent Account Number (PAN) card holders to link their Aadhaar with PAN on or before March 31, as per the directives of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Insurance companies have informed policy holders that ‘If your Aadhaar is not linked then your PAN will be considered inoperative and this will have an impact on the TDS rate at the time of receiving any policy payouts.’ If PAN and Aadhaar are not linked, then the TDS rate on taxable payout will be 20 per cent as per Section 206 of the Income Tax Act 1961, effective from April 1.

PAN if not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2021 shall remain inoperative till such period, it is linked. Inoperative Pan means TDS will be deducted at higher rates, ITR cannot be filed and a penalty of Rs 10,000 may be imposed.

March 31 is important as it is the last date to file/revise ITR for FY 2019-20. It is also the last date of investments for deduction u/s 80C or 80D, etc. for FY 2020-21 and last date to file Q1 & Q2 TDS Returns of FY 2020-21 without late fee. As the new financial year kicks in, from July 1, TDS at 0.1 per cent will have to be paid on purchases of more than Rs 50 lakh if turnover in financial year 2020-21 exceeds Rs 10 crore under Section 194Q.

In addition, charitable Institutions/Trusts already registered with the Income Tax Department will have to re-register themselves in 2021-22. Also, the ITR of FY 2020-21 cannot be filed after December 31, 2021 which implies that three months less time is available as March 31 used to be the cut off date.

How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card by Sending an SMS

Process to link Aadhar with PAN via SMS
Process to link Aadhar with PAN via SMSImage source: Twitter

HOW TO LINK PAN WITH AADHAAR CARD ONLINE:

· Go to income tax return e-filing website - www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

· Click on 'link Aadhaar' Option

· Enter your correct Permanent Account Number (PAN), your Aadhaar Number and your full name (as specified on Aadhaar card).

· Click the check box if you only have the year of birth in Aadhaar card and click the check box for agreeing to validate your Aadhaar details with UIDAI.

· Enter the captcha code

· Click on the 'link Aadhaar' button at the bottom of the page.

You will get a message once you link PAN to Aadhar
You will get a message once you link PAN to Aadhar Image source: Twitter
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