The Centre has mandated PAN-Aadhaar linking; failure to do will result in PAN becoming inoperative from April 1, 2023, according to the Income Tax department.
Nevertheless, individuals who are exempted from the PAN-Aadhaar linking mandate include:
- Residents of the north-eastern state of Assam, Meghalaya, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir
- A non-resident as per the Income Tax Act 1961
- Individuals aged 80 or more, and
- Not an Indian citizen
The Income Tax department also provides for the facility to check if individuals have linked their Aadhaar to their PAN card.
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