Source: Sanjay Kumar Singh, Business-standard.com, April 17, 2017 Last Updated at 23:37 IST
From July 1, 2017, all tax returns will have to mention the Aadhaar number, according to the newly-introduced Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act.
If you have both the permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar, you need to link the two. If you fail to do so, your PAN number could become invalid.
Many people are, however, facing difficulties in linking these two databases. When you try to link the Aadhaar with PAN, three things need to match: Name, year of birth, and gender. If any of these details does not match, the linking fails.
Many people are having problems because their names are different in the two databases. Some have used initials in their names in the PAN card. The Aadhaar database does not allow initials. It accepts only full names. During the linking process, the names in the two databases need to match letter by letter. If there is a difference of even a single letter, the linking fails.
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