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Trying to link PAN-Aadhaar Card? Users complain income tax website down, demand extension of date
Earlier, the deadline to link the Aadhaar and Pan was 30 June 2020 which was extended by 2021.
As today i.e March 31, 2021 is the last day of the mandatory linking of PAN (Permanent Account Number) with Aadhaar, users across India logged onto the Income tax website in a hurried attempt to do the needful. However, many users were unsuccessful in their attempts and complained that they were unable to access the IT portal. As the income tax website is down, most of the users were not able to login and link PAN card with Aadhaar.
As per rules, if you fail to link your PAN with your Aadhaar by March 31, 2021 (Wednesday) then your PAN will become inoperative and you could also be liable to pay a fine of Rs 1,000. According to the new section inserted in the Finance Bill recently presented in the Lok Sabha, failing to carry out the PAN Aadhaar order by the given deadline will incur a late fee of up to Rs 1,000. So, users across India are in panic mode and are now requesting the Income Tax department to extend the date or rectify the issue.
Earlier, the deadline to link the Aadhaar and Pan was 30 June 2020 which was extended by 2021. Notably, having a PAN card is mandatory for several purposes like opening a bank account, buying mutual funds or shares and even making cash transactions of over Rs 50,000.