Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday extended the deadline for linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar till March 2019.
Upon considering the linking of PAN with Aadhaar while filing tax returns, the deadline is extended till March 31, 2019, CBDT order said in a statement.
This is the fifth time the government has extended the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar.
The initial deadline to link PAN and Aadhaar was 31 August, 2017 which was extended to December 31, 2017. This deadline was again extended to March 31, 2018. CBDT had allowed time till June 30, 2018 to link PAN with Aadhaar, which was extended on Saturday.
As per updated data till March, out of the total about 33 crore PANs, over 16.65 PANs have been linked with Aadhaar.