In a tweet, the income tax department informed that the last date has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021.
Central Government extends the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN from 31st March, 2021 to 30th June,… https://t.co/kIBBwdsDv5
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) 1617200679000
The decision has been taken after many people reported technical glitches on the income tax website while linking the Aadhaar and PAN card number.
The government has already extended the deadline several times in the past as well.
In June last year, the I-T department had extended the last date for linking PAN-Aadhaar from July 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021 in view of the challenges faced by people due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Aadhaar is 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India. While, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to a person, firm or entity.
In addition, the Centre has also extended date for issue of equalisation levy statement till April 30.
“Date for issue of notice under section 148 of Income-tax Act,1961, passing of consequential order for direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) & processing of equalisation levy statements also extended to 30th April, 2021,” it said.