PAN-Aadhaar Link: Deadline Extended 15 Times In 5 Years!


PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline: PAN card has become the most important document for every financial work in today’s time. Under Section 1961 of Income Tax, it has been made mandatory for PAN card holders to link it with their Aadhaar card. There is also a provision of fine up to Rs 1000 on those who are not able to do this work.

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If you do not want your PAN card to turn into junk and many of your financial tasks get entangled, then link your Aadhaar card with PAN card (PAN-Aadhaar Link) today itself. However, a deadline of June 30 has been fixed to complete this work. If you fail to do this work till this prescribed last date, then your PAN card will be of no use i.e. it will be closed. On the other hand, if you use a closed PAN card for some work, then you can be fined.

The last date for Aadhaar-PAN linking has been extended several times in the last five years, but this time there is little possibility of it happening, which means it is better to settle the work immediately. Let us know how many times the deadline (PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline) has been extended for this work.

If you look at the guidelines issued in this regard, the last date has increased in five years, then those people whose PAN card has been issued before July 1, 2017, it is necessary to link their PAN-Aadhaar. Every year the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issues a circular in this regard and instructs to link PAN card with Aadhaar card by the due date. However, giving convenience, its last date has also been extended continuously.

If you look at the last five years, in 2017, a circular was first issued for this by fixing the last date of 31 July, but then it was first extended till 31 August and later till 31 December 2017. Due to the low number of users doing this work, it was extended till the next year and then the last date was fixed on March 31, 2018, but this year also the situation remained the same and in 2018 its deadline increased throughout the year. . After March 31, June 30, then giving long time to the people, it was extended till March 31, 2019.

Due to Corona, the process of increasing the deadline for Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Aadhaar (Aadhaar) linking did not stop here, the fixed date of March 31 was extended this year also to December 31, 2019 and later for this work Time was given till March 31, 2020. This was the eighth consecutive time, when the last date for linking Aadhaar and PAN was extended. The government felt that now a lot of awareness has been created among the people about this work, but it did not happen.

Meanwhile, the Corona epidemic knocked in the country and the deadline set for this work started again. Due to the lockdown in the country, it was first extended till June 30, 2020, and then during the entire Corona period, time kept on getting to do this work. In view of the epidemic after June 30, 2020, time was given till March 31, 2021 for this work. So far, the deadline has been extended about 15 times in the last 5 years.

Now 23 days are left, the linking date was extended from March 31 to September 30, 2021 and then to March 31, 2022, giving convenience to Aadhaar-PAN users during the pandemic. Meanwhile, penalty was also implemented for those who did not do this work. From 1 April 2022, a fee of Rs 500 started being imposed and from 1 July 2022, it was increased to Rs 1,000. Before March 31, the linking process was completely free. After extending the deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linking several times one after the other, it was decided to extend it again till June 30, 2022.

In the new year also, the process of extending the last date for this work is going on and the deadline was extended from March 31 to June 30, 2023 by issuing a release from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) last month. That means you have 23 days left to link your PAN card with Aadhaar.

Penalty up to Rs 10,000 may be imposed.

In today’s time, PAN card has become the most important document for every financial work. Under Section 1961 of Income Tax, it has been made mandatory for PAN card holders to link it with their Aadhaar card. There is also a provision of fine on those who are not able to do this work. A fine of up to Rs 10,000 can be imposed if a PAN card is used as a document after it has been deactivated. This penalty can be imposed under section 272B of the Income Tax Act. In the event of PAN card becoming junk, you will not be able to do things like opening mutual funds, stocks and bank accounts.

Work can be done in minutes sitting at home

  • Log on to the official website of Income Tax
  • Go to the Quick Links section and click on Link Aadhaar.
  • A new window will open on your screen.
  • Enter your PAN number, Aadhaar number and mobile number here.
  • Select the option of ‘I validate my Aadhaar details’.
  • OTP will be received on your registered mobile number. Fill it and then click on ‘Validate’.
  • After paying the fine, your PAN will be linked to Aadhaar.

Pay the fine like this You

will have to pay fine to link PAN card with Aadhaar. For this you have to go to this portal Protean. Here after clicking on CHALLAN NO/ITNS 280 for PAN-Aadhaar linking request, select Tax Applicable. Fee payment has to be done in single challan under minor head and major head. Then choose the mode of payment from netbanking or debit card and enter your PAN number. Select the assessment year and also provide the address. Fill the captcha in the last and click on Proceed.

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