Hyderabad: The central government on Wednesday extended the linking of the Aadhaar number with PAN to June 30, 2021. Wednesday was the last date to link the Aadhar with the PAN.

"In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain time limits specified under the various tax and Benami laws have been extended by the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 and subsequent notifications issued under this Act. The extended last date for intimating the Aadhaar number under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) for the purposes of linking Aadhaar with PAN is 31st March 2021," said the centre.

The Centre also added that representations have been received from taxpayers that the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number may further be extended in the wake of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the Central Government has issued a notification today extending the last date for the intimation of the Aadhaar number and linking thereof with PAN to 30th June 2021.

The said notification also extended time-limits for the issue of notice under section 148 of the Act, passing of consequential order for direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) and processing of equalisation levy statements to 30th April 2021.

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