Resident grievances stimulate evaluation of due date to connect Aadhaar, PAN
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Express News Global Desk| Updated July 28, 2017
NEW DELHI: The federal government is taking a look at the possibility of offering some relief to taxpayers who have actually been put in a tough area due to the compulsory connecting of one’s Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN).
Sources in the federal government informed TOI that the tax department had actually gotten a number of grievances and letters from taxpayers who have actually revealed their failure to connect the two identification numbers, with lots of representations originating from elderly people.
There have actually been a number of problems over the truth names in the two windows registries do not match. There are numerous circumstances of people utilizing their initials while getting PAN, while the Aadhaar database brings their complete name.
A number of non-resident Indians have actually revealed issue over the method the present system has actually been put in place, and have actually prompted the federal government for an evaluation to adhere to the policies.
Numerous senior residents are not in a position to go to centres to register for Aadhaar.
While officers stated taxpayers had actually been offered enough time to connect the two numbers, a number of issues seemed authentic, triggering an evaluation by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
Sources stated a choice on the problem is anticipated quickly as the federal government does not desire taxpayers to deal with problem submitting their returns. The last date for submitting income tax return is July 31.
They, nevertheless, stated there was up until now no choice on the concern, although among the alternatives being thought about was to enable taxpayers to send out tax return in paper type for authentication in case they were not able to connect the numbers.
Those without an Aadhaar or its application number remain in an area, as taxpayers with an earnings of above Rs 5 lakh need to mandatorily submit their I-T returns online.
The federal government has actually stated connecting of Aadhaar with PAN was a reliable anti-evasion step and had actually assisted weed out phony PAN cards.
Federal government information revealed that 25% of PAN card holders had actually connected it with Aadhaar card as on July 17. This number has actually increased in current days as people hurry to satisfy the due date for filing I-T returns.
Area 139AA of the I-T Act has actually made it obligatory to price quote the Aadhaar number or the application number for I-T returns submitted on or after July 1 this year. On June 9, the Supreme Court maintained this.