Linking Aadhar and PAN Card is Not Mandatory For All


Aadhar and PAN card Linking

Linking Aadhar and PAN Card is Not Mandatory For All. There is lot of confusion about Aadhar and PAN Card linking process. Earlier announcement that linking Aadhar card and PAN card within 1st July 2017 is Mandatory. However, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has stated that the rule might come into effect later.

As per CBDT point view the list of entities and classification of individuals who will be exempt from mandatory linking Aadhar and PAN card.
  • Those who are non-resident Indians all of whom are categorized that way under the India’s Income Tax laws
  • Those who are not Indian citizens
  • If you age beyond 80 years during the tax year
  • People living in north eastern states of Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam
For the above mentioned, they will not fall under section 139AA of Income Tax Act. So, they need not get their Aadhar card and PAN card linked mandatorily.