The last date to link Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number (PAN) has been extended by the Central Board of Direct Taxes from August 5 to August 31, 2017.
Earlier, the Central government had made linking the PAN with Aadhaar No. mandatory if you are filing your Income Tax Returns or carrying out a bank transaction worth over Rs. 50,000.
From an interview with a senior IT Dept. official, PTI reported that as per the department’s records, by August 5th more than 9.3 Crore citizens had linked their Aadhaar with PAN and that this no. is expected to grow with the deadline extension.