Date extended for linking PAN with Aadhaar to 30th Sep 2019

Posted on    06 June 2019


Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Revenue 
Central Board of Direct Taxes 


New Delhi, the 31st of March, 2019 

In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (2) of section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act), the Central Government, hereby notifies that every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Principal Director of Income-tax (Systems) in the form and manner specified in Notification no. 7 dated 29th of June, 2017 issued by the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems) by 30th of September. 2019

2. This notification shall not be applicable to those persons or such class of persons or any State or part of any State who/which are/is specifically excluded under sub-section (3) of section 139AA of the Act. 

3. However, notwithstanding the last date of linking of Aadhaar number with PAN being extended to 30.09.2019 in para 1 above, it is also made clear in Circular No. 6 of 2019 that w.e.f. 01st of Apri1.2019, it is mandatory to quote Aadhaar number while filing the return of income as required under Section 139AA(1)(ii) unless specifically exempted as per any notification issued under sub-section (3) of section 139AA of the Act. It is also made clear that the returns being filed either electronically or manually cannot be filed without quoting the Aadhaar number. 

- Sd -
(Rajarajeswari R.) 
Under Secretary (ITA.II), CBDT 

(F. No. 225/75/2019-ITA.11) 
Notification No. 31 /2019 


The Manager, 
Government of India Press, 
Mayapuri, New Delhi 

Copy forwarded to: - 

1. PPS to FM/Dir(FM0)/OSD to MoS(R)/PPS to RS/PPS to Chairman, CBDT and all Members, CBDT. 
2. Pr. DGIT(Systems), New Delhi. 
3. All Pr.CCsIT/DGsIT for kind information. 
4. ITCC, Central Board of Direct Taxes (4 copies). 
5. ADG(S)-4, New Delhi, for placing on the website: 
6. Addl. CIT, Database Cell for uploading on irsofficersonline. 
7. Guard file. 

(Rajarajeswari R.) 
Under Secretary (ITA.II), CBDT  

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