The government has extended the deadline for linking income tax PAN with Aadhaar by four months to December 31. The govt had previously set the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking at August 31.
Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says every person with PAN as on July 1, 2017, and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities.
However, those categorised as non-resident Indians as per income tax laws, people who are not citizens of India, those above 80 years of age and residents of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir had been exempt from the requirement. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar previously was July 31, but was extended to August 31.