New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Over 14 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) have been linked with Aadhaar till now, official sources said today.
With this, about 41 per cent of PANs are now linked with Aadhaar numbers.
There are about 33 crore PAN cards, while Aadhaar has been issued to about 115 crore people.
“Over 41 crore PANs have been linked with the Aadhaar till now. The linkages are ongoing,” a senior official said.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy- making body for the Income Tax Department, last week extended the deadline for this linkage to March 31 next year.
“It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till March 31, 2018,” the CBDT said.