PAN cards to become inoperative if not linked with Aadhaar by March 31
Have you linked your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card with your Aadhaar? If not, please do it immediately as March 31, 2020, is the last date to link the 12-digit biometric ID. The Income Tax department said that your PAN will become inoperative if you don't link it with Aadhaar by the above date.
It may be recalled that the deadline for linking of PAN and Aadhar has been extended several times and the latest deadline ends on 31 March, 2020. The previous deadline was December 31, 2019.
According to the latest figures, more than 30.75 crore PANs have already been linked to Aadhaar. However, 17.58 crore PANs are yet to be linked with the 12-digit biometric ID.
Earlier in September 2018, the Supreme Court had declared Aadhaar as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of income tax returns and allotment of PAN cards.