Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to December 31

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The Income Tax Department has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar to December 31, the Ministry of Finance said in an official statement.

The deadline for filing income tax returns and tax audit reports has been extended. “The ‘due-date’ for filing income tax returns and various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-tax Act,1961 has been extended from 30th September, 2017 to 31st October, 2017 for all taxpayers who were liable to file their Income tax returns by 30th September, 2017,” the ministry said.

The department had earlier said that tax returns filed without linking of Aadhaar and PAN would not be taken up for processing unless the two were linked by August 31, 2017.

The government has also granted a similar extension for the furnishing of Aadhaar for various social welfare schemes.

To facilitate ease of compliance by taxpayers, CBDT has extended the date for linking Aadhaar with PAN by 4 months till 31st December,2017.

— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) August 31, 2017

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