The central government on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking the Aadhaar number with PAN card up to June 30, 2021.

The deadline has been extended keeping in view the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the Union finance ministry said in a statement.

The central government issued a notification on Wednesday in this regard.

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“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain time limits specified under the various tax and Benami laws have been extended by the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 and subsequent notifications issued under this Act,” the finance ministry said.

The extended last date for intimating Aadhaar number under the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act) for the purposes of linking Aadhaar with PAN was March 31, 2021.

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“Representations have been received from taxpayers that the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number may further be extended in the wake of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.

“Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the Central Government has issued notification today extending the last date for the intimation of Aadhaar number and linking thereof with PAN to 30th June, 2021,” it said.

The said notification also extended time limits for issue of notice under section 148 of the Act, passing of consequential order for direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) and processing of equalisation levy statements to April 30, 2021.

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