The last date of AADHAAR PAN LINK is further extended to 31st March, 2022 from 30th September, 2021. If Aadhaar is not linked with PAN upto 31st March, 2022, then PAN number will become inoperative as per Section 139AA of Income Tax Act.
Consequences of Non-linking of Aadhaar and PAN
As mentioned above, if PAN Aadhaar are not linked upto 30th September, 2021, PAN will become inoperative. Due to this, even after quoting of PAN, wherever required, it will be deemed that the person has not quoted PAN and all provisions of Income Tax Act will apply accordingly. For example, if PAN is not given to bank, then bank deducts 20% TDS on FDR interest. So, if PAN becomes inoperative, same process may be applied and 20% TDS may be deducted even after quoting PAN.
Penalty for non-linking of AADHAR PAN
As per new Section 234H, if PAN is not linked with Aadhar within prescribed date, the person will have to pay a penalty of prescribed amount which may exceed upto Rs. 1000/-.
How inoperative PAN will become operative
As soon as the AADHAAR is linked to PAN, the PAN will automatically become operative in terms of Rule 114AAA.
How to link PAN AADHAAR
To link PAN AADHAAR click here. This will take you to Income Tax portal where you have to fill PAN, AAHDAAR, Name as per aadhaar and a mobile no. for OTP. As of now, any mobile number may be given. Thereafter, you have to tick the box for being agree to validate aadhaar details. Then click the link aadhaar tab at right corner. Then it will ask for OTP. After filling OTP and submitting, PAN will be linked to Aadhaar.
PAN AADHAAR linking status
To check PAN AADHAR linking status click here. This will take you to Income Tax portal where you have to fill PAN and AAHDAAR and then submit. This will show that whether both are linked or not.
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