The income tax department has once again extended the deadline for linking of Permanent Account Number (PAN) card and Aadhaar card. Now, you have time till March 31, 2021 to link your Aadhaar card with PAN card. In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the central government has decided to extend various deadlines.

After 2018 Supreme Court verdict on constitutional the validity of Aadhaar, it is mandatory to link 12-digit identification number with PAN card for filing of income tax returns (ITR). Even if you are applying for a new PAN card, quoting of your Aadhaar number is compulsory. For new applicants of PAN card, the interlinking is done automatically during the application stage.

 In view of the challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting the regulatory compliance requirements across sectors due to the outbreak of COVID-19), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), on Wednesday, extended the deadline for linking PAN card with Aadhar card to March 31, 2021.