Aadhar mandatory for PAN application from 1st July

G.S.R. 642(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 139A and Section 139AA, read with Section 295 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income Tax Rules, 1962, namely:—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Income Tax (17th Amendment) Rules, 2017.

   (2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of July, 2017.

2. In the Income Tax Rules, 1962,-

I. in Rule 114, for sub-rule (5), following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(5) Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017 and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director- General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorised by the said authorities.
(6) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the formats and standards alongwith procedure, for the verification of documents filed with the application under sub-rule (4) or intimation of Aadhaar number in sub-rule (5), for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data in such format and standards and shall also be responsible for evolving and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to furnishing of the application forms for allotment of permanent account number and intimation of Aadhaar number”;

II. in Appendix II, in Form No. 49A,-

(i) for Column number 12 and entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted namely:-

“12. In case of a person, who is required to quote Aadhaar number or the Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form as per Section 139AA,-

Please mention your AADHAAR number (if allotted): —————————————–

If AADHAAR number is not allotted, please mention the Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form: ———————————–
Name as per AADHAAR letter or card or as per the Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form:” ———————————-

[Notification No. 56/2017/F.No. 370142/40/2016-TPL]

Note:- (1) The principal rules were published vide notification number S.O. 969 (E), dated the 26th March, 1962 and last amended by Income-tax (16th Amendment) Rules, 2017 vide notification number S.O. 1927(E), dated the 16th June, 2017.

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