Published On : Fri, Jun 9th, 2017

Aadhar not compulsory to file tax returns : Supreme Court

New Delhi:
The Supreme Court has said Aadhar is not compulsory for filing income tax returns.

Making amendments in the Finance Bill earlier, the government had proposed to make Aadhar card mandatory for filing income tax return and applying for permanent account number (PAN) while saying the new rule will come into effect on July 1.

The government had earlier informed the apex court that the PAN will be rendered invalid from July 1 and not from when a person had applied for it if a user does not link her Aadhaar card details.

Defending its decision to make Aadhaar card mandatory in filing I-T return, the government had earlier said the move would help to weed out fake and fraudulent financial accounts.