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Finance Ministry Clarification on Quoting of Aadhaar for PAN Applications amp Filing Return of Income

Finance Ministry Clarification on Quoting of Aadhaar for PAN Applications & Filing Return of Income by NRIs 
"As per Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, every person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number shall, on or after the 1st day of July, 2017, quote Aadhaar number— (i) in the application form for allotment of permanent account number; (ii) in the return of income.  The above provisions apply to persons who are eligible to get Aadhaar. Under section 3 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, only a resident is entitled to get Aadhaar. Therefore, the provisions of Section 139AA quoted above regarding linking of Aadhaar to PAN or the requirement of quoting the Aadhaar number in the return shall not apply to a non-resident, who is not eligible to get Aadhaar.
The Press Release issued by Ministry of Finance, Government of India is available at http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=160538.

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