Income Tax return filing for Financial year 2016-17 has begun. Department has already issued most of the Income Tax forms with various changes.
Let us discuss one of the important amendment brought, regarding filing of Income Tax Return.
AADHAR CARD or unique identification initiative by Government of India, has reached and connected to greater mass. As per data issued by government, approximately, 114 crore Aadhar cards have been issued till now. Most of the citizens or assessees earning taxable income are having the aadhar card. Government gave option to quote Aadhar card in Income Tax returns 2 years ago. But assessees filing returns did not show much interest in that and not mentioned Aadhar number in returns.
Now government is moving steps ahead to link details with Aadhar card, in fight against black money. In Finance Bill 2017, government has made seeding of PAN card with Aadhar card mandatory to file the Income Tax Return after 1st July.
If you have names with different spelling or date of birth is different in Aadhar card and PAN Card then it is the right time to get either of the 2 updated. Because Name, Gender and Date of Birth should match at both the places, else seeding will not be successful.
It is better to look after these matters now rather than getting into hassle in July.
If your details on PAN Card are incorrect then you have to either apply online through TIN-NSDL website.
But if your Aadhar Card details are incorrect then either visit UIDAI website. or the nearest Aadhar Enrolment centre.