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If you have Aadhaar, you must link it to PAN to file I-T return, says SC

But it cannot be insisted upon in case of people not possessing Aadhaar card.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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The Supreme on Friday upheld the newly inserted provision in the Act mandating linking of number with Permanent Account Number (PAN), but it partially stayed its operation.

A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that those who already possess number will have to link it with PAN, but it cannot be insisted upon in case of people not possessing card.

Holding that the said provision in the IT Act was not violative of Article 14 (Right to Equality) and Article 19, Justice Sikri pronounced the judgment and said that the new provision may be effective prospectively and not retrospectively, and the transactions already undertaken in the past cannot be reopened.

 

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 15:09 IST
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