After Supreme court order dated 14.03.18 in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494/2012 (relating to AADHAR ) what is the last date for linking AADHAR number with PAN u/s 139 AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961?
Has it also been extended till the final judgment is pronounced?
Please provide legal implications.
The CBDT had extended the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking to June 30, 2018. The policy-making body of the tax department issued an order extending the deadline from the current last date of March 31.
The order said the deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking for filing I-T returns is being extended after "consideration of the matter". It is understood that the latest order by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come in the backdrop of the Supreme Court, earlier this month, directing extension of the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various other services.
The apex court ordered for the extension in the deadline till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgment on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law.