Permanent Account Number (PAN) not linked to Aadhaar as of March 31, 2019 — the current deadline to link PAN and Aadhaar — will become inoperative, the Income Tax Department said in a gazette notification on February 13 (see below). The Department said that for people whose PAN becomes inoperative, will be considered as not having furnished their PAN, and will be “liable for all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing, intimating or quoting the permanent account number”. However, the notification also allowed inoperative PAN to be linked with Aadhaar (more on that below). With this notification, the Income Tax Department has added a new rule 114AAA in the Income-tax Rules, 1962. Here’s what it says: "114AAA. Manner of making permanent account number inoperative. (1) Where a person, who has been allotted the permanent account number as on…
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