The deadline for linking your PAN and Aadhaar is arriving soon but there are few special conditions under which a person is not liable to do so. Thus, for them, their PAN Cards will not become inoperative even if they skip linking their IDs. The provisions of sub-section (3) of section 139AA of the Income Tax (I-T) Act provide this exemption.
People Who are Exempted from PAN and Aadhaar Linking
PAN Card is a unique 10 digital permanent account number issued by the Income Tax Department of India to individuals and businesses to track their financial activities to ensure the accurate amount of taxes are paid. On the other hand, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number produced and assigned by UIDAI. Now the IT Department has made PAN and Aadhar linking mandatory to remove discrepancies in the system and ease the transactions.
Who is Exempted From Linking PAN and Aadhaar?
Although PAN and Aadhaar linking is mandatory across India for all citizens, this process is not necessary to complete for the followings:
- The residents that live in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya.
- Non-residents as per I-T Act, 1961.
- Citizens aged above 80 years during the previous year.
- People who are not residents of India.
Moreover, the residents who fall under any of the above conditions and want to link their PAN and Aadhaar voluntarily can do so without paying any fee. “Also, you must keep in mind that the exemptions provided are subject to modifications depending on subsequent.”
So, if you want to link or check whether your PAN-Aadhaar is already linked, visit the Income Tax e-filing portal. On the website, look at the top-left screen and see ‘Quick Links’. Click on the second or third tab: Link Aadhaar Status or Link Aadhaar, respectively, as per your requirement.