New govt rule: link adhaar card with pan card.

New Delhi: The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with the permanent account numbers (PAN) of income tax payers with effect from 1 July. Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the government has made quoting the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrolment ID a must at the time of applying for a PAN card.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley through an amendment to tax proposals in the Finance Bill for 2017-18 had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to check tax evasion through use of multiple PAN cards.


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