Now get Instant PAN through Aadhaar at Income Tax e-filing website

February 15, 2020 08:51 AM

Chandigarh, Sanjay Mishra:

Now you can get instant allotment of PAN using your Aadhaar. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 13th February 2020 enables this facility of instant PAN through aadhaar at Income tax department e-filing website. Presenting Union Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Aadhaar-based verification of taxpayers is also being introduced. For ease and convenience of taxpayers, she said a system will be launched soon, for instant online allotment of PAN on the basis of Aadhaar, without the need for filing an application form. Finance minister Nirmala sitaraman said that “In the last Budget, I had introduced the interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar for which necessary rules were already notified. In order to further ease the process of allotment of PAN, soon we will launch a system under which PAN shall be instantly allotted online on the basis of Aadhaar without any requirement for filling up of detailed application form.” Aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for permanent account number with effect from July 1, 2017 and department, till now, has linked over 1.18 Aadhaar with its PAN database. From the last year, PAN and Aadhaar cards have been made interchangeable for income tax purposes. It is also mandatory for you to link your PAN with Aadhaar card within March 31, 2020 otherwise PAN shall be disabled by the income tax department.

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