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Now You Can Link Aadhaar And PAN Card Manually

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| July 1 , 2017 , 16:41 IST

The Income Tax Department has introduced a one-page form for taxpayers to manually apply for linking their Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN), apart from the available online and SMS facilities.

An individual will have to mention both PAN and Aadhaar numbers, the spelling of the names mentioned on them and give a signed declaration that the Aadhaar number provided in the application form has “not been provided” by them for the purpose of linking it with “any other PAN”.

They will also have to undertake a declaration stating they have “not been allotted any other PAN than the one mentioned” on the form.

“I understand that complete security and confidentiality shall be ensured for my personal identity data provided for the purpose of Aadhaar-based authentication,” the taxpayer will state as part of the declaration.

“The form is just another procedure, via the paper medium, to link the Aadhaar with the PAN database, as required from July 1. The SMS and online modes are also available,” a tax department official said.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body for the I-T department, stated on June 10 that the apex court’s order had only given a “partial relief” to those who do not have an Aadhaar or an Aadhaar enrolment ID, and the taxman, hence, “will not cancel” the PAN of such individuals. Aadhaar has also been made mandatory for applying for PAN with effect from July 1.