CBDT : Aadhaar must for ITR filing, new PAN, from July 1

Team SoOLEGAL 12 Jun 2017 10:32am

CBDT :  Aadhaar must for ITR filing, new PAN, from July 1

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a explanation on the Supreme Court ruling on linking Aadhaar to PAN. The CBDT has said that from July 1, Aadhaar will be mandatory for filing income tax return and new permanent account number stating that the apex court ruling is only a 'partial relief'.

CBDT today made it clear that the newest decision of the Supreme Court - stating that those who don't have Aadhaar number would be eligible for filing income tax return - is only a 'partial relief'.

The Central Board of Direct said Aadhaar will be a "must" for filing of Income Tax Returns or for obtaining a new PAN from July 1.

The policy-making body of the Income Tax Department issued a statement stating that the Supreme Court yesterday had only given a "partial relief" to those who do not have an Aadhaar or an Aadhaar enrolment ID, and the taxman, hence, will not "cancel" their Permanent Account Number (PAN).

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued a three-point "effect of the judgement" of the apex court statement saying:

  • From July 1, 2017 onwards every individual eligible to obtain Aadhaar must quote their Aadhaar number or their Aadhaar enrolment ID number for filing of income tax returns as well as for applications for PAN.
  • Ech person who has been allotted (PAN ) permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who has aadhaar number or is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to income tax authorities for the purpose of linking PAN with Aadhaar.
  • Only a partial relief by the Court (SC) has been given to those who do not have Aadhaar and who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for the time being, that their PAN will not be cancelled so that other consequences under the Income Tax Act for failing to quote PAN may not arise.


Tagged: Central Board of Direct Taxes   Aadhaar   Binoy Viswam   CBDT   PAN   Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act   Supreme Court of India  
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