Monday, July 31, 2017

Due Date for ITR Extended to 05.08.2017 and for Aadhar Linking to 31.08.17

Since the taxpayers have not been able to log on to the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department or link their Aadhaar with PAN because of variations in names in the in the PAN and Aadhaar database, the Government has decided to take the following steps to ease the panic amongst the tax payers:

· The due date for filing of Income tax return has been extended by CBDT by 5 days i.e. upto 5th August, 2017.

· For e-filing return only quoting the Aadhaar or Aadhaar application acknowledgement no. is required. The actual linking of PAN with Aadhaar can be done subsequently any time before 31st August, 2017.

The returns however will not be processed until the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN is done.