Aadhaar mandatory for filing I-T return, applying for PAN card


NEWDELHI, 21st MARCH: The government has proposed to make Aadhaar card mandatory for filing income tax return and also applying for per-manent account number (PAN).The new proposal has been made through an amendment to the Fi-nance Bill.

              Recently, the I-T de-partment had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds. It had also said it was consid-ering issuing PANs on real time basis using Aadhaar biometric."Income Tax depart-ment is considering issu-ing of Permanent Account Number (PAN) on a real time basis using Aadhaar's e-KYC facility.  

           The pro-posal is at an initial stage of consideration," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar had said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on March 10.Aadhaar-based e-KYC facility would allow indi-viduals or entities wanting to apply for PAN to verify details such as date of birth or address by way of bio-metric identification using thumb impressions.


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