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New Aadhaar Card & PAN Card rules to know

New Aadhaar Card & PAN Card rules to know
New Aadhaar Card & PAN Card rules to know

Reportedly Aadhaar can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs.50,000. Banks and other institutions will make backend upgrades to allow acceptance of Aadhaar in all places where quoting PAN is now mandatory, news agency Press Trust of india quoted Revenue Secretary ajay bhushan Pandey as saying.

New Aadhaar Card & PAN Card rules to know

The taxman will "suo motu" allot a fresh  PAN to a person who files I-T returns with only Aadhaar as part of a new arrangement to link the two databases, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), chairman, Pramod Chandra Mody said on Sunday. The PAN is "certainly not dead" and the recent Budget announcement of interchangeability of the two databases is an "additional facility" to ensure their linkage, which is now mandatory under the law.

"In cases where Aadhaar is being quoted and PAN is not there, we could possibly think on the terms of allotting a PAN to the person (who is filing income tax return)," Mr Mody told Press Trust of india. While Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of india (UIDAI) to an Indian resident, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the tax department to a person, firm or entity.

According to experts, the announcement to make Aadhaar and PAN interchangeable for filing ITR is likely to increase the taxpayer base. "Aadhaar has wider coverage than PAN i.e. more Aadhaar cards are issued than PAN - so in terms of checking evasion it may serve better," said Archit Gupta, founder and CEO, ClearTax.


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