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Allow people to opt out of Aadhaar-PAN linkage for tax filing: Delhi HC to IT Department

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The Delhi High Court has allowed two individuals to file their income tax returns without having to furnish an Aadhaar number or link their Aadhaar with PAN; and has directed the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) to amend the income tax return form to enable an "opt out" button from having to produce an Aadhaar number. In June, the CBDT had extended the deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linkage to March 31, 2019. This was the fifth time the Centre extended the deadline for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar number. High Courts have exempted petitioners earlier A two-judge bench of the high court reiterated that in an earlier case, it had relieved petitioners from furnishing an Aadhaar number for filing tax returns. The bench also cited a case when the Punjab & Haryana High Court had directed that petitioners' returns be accepted "without indicating any linkage with Aadhaar No./quoting Aadhaar enrolment No. or quoting Aadhaar No. with PAN details", and also cited the CBDT circular extending the deadline. "The petitioners hold valid Indian passports, and PAN cards, other among valid forms of identification, needed to file ITR. However, despite having all other documents, they have not been able to file their ITR electronically for the want of an Aadhaar or Aadhaar Enrollment number, which they do not possess." said their plea. The last date for filing income tax returns for FY 2018-19 is 31st of July. Introduced as an amendment to Income Tax Act, 1961, in 2017, Section 139AA…

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