An important update for taxpayers as the government will now impose a penalty if PAN Card is not linked with Aadhar. The deadline for linking PAN cards with Aadhar Cards was extended till March 31, 2023. The previous deadline was March 31 this year. However, now taxpayers who haven’t linked their PAN Card with AAdhaar will have to pay penalties. Let us read about the latest news on the penalty if PAN not linked with Aadhar.
Notification on Penalty if PAN not linked with Aadhar
As per the press release by Income Tax Department, “In order to mitigate the inconvenience to the taxpayers, as per Notification No.17/2022 dated 29th March 2022, a window of opportunity has been provided to the taxpayers up to 31st of March 2023 to intimate their Aadhaar to the prescribed authority for Aadhaar-PAN linking without facing repercussions. As a result, taxpayers will be required to pay a fee of Rs 500 up to three months from 1st April 2022 and a fee of Rs.1000 after that, while intimating their Aadhaar. However, till 31st March 2023, the PAN of the assessees who have not intimated their Aadhaar will continue to be functional for the procedures under the Act, like ITR Filing, processing of refunds etc.
How much penalty will be levied if PAN-Aadhar is not linked?
You will be fined Rs 500 if you link your PAN to your Aadhaar before or on June 30, 2022. If the PAN-Aadhaar linking is done after July 1, 2022, a fine of Rs 1,000 would be imposed.
How can you pay a penalty amount if PAN-Aadhar is not linked?
Challan No ITNS 280, with the major head 0021 (Income Tax Other than Companies) and the minor head 500 (Fees) must be used to pay the penalty.
How can I link my Aadhar card to my PAN?
To link your PAN to your Aadhaar, the income tax department offers a variety of
options. These options include e-filing, SMS, and visiting NSDL/UTIITSL offices manually.
What if you don’t link PAN with Aadhar after March 31st, 2023?
Your PAN will no longer be valid starting on April 1, 2023, if not linked with Aadhar after March, 31st, 2023. Consequently, you will not be able to do ITR Filing, open a bank account, etc.
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