Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to June 30

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has extended the Aadhaar-Pan card linking deadline to June 30 from March 31.

There are two ways to link your PAN card to your Aadhaar card: through SMS and/or through the IT department website.

In order to link your PAN and Aadhaar via SMS, you need to type a message in the format: UIDPAN <space> <12-digit-Aadhaar no.> <space> <Alphanumeric 10-digit PAN number>. You can send this SMS either to 567678 or 56161.

In order to link your PAN and Aadhaar via the IT department website, you will have to visit the IT-department website.

According to I-T department, over Rs 30.75 crore Permanent Account Number (PAN) had been linked to Aadhaar till January 27, 2020.

The minister has also extended the income tax returns filing date to June 30. In addition to this, for delayed payments interest rate has been reduced from 9 per cent from 12 per cent.