The central government recently made the quoting of Aadhaar Number/Enrolment ID mandatory for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017.But now the government has given relief to certain persons/states from quoting of Aadhaar/Enrolment ID.
As per the notification dated 11th May, 2017, the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply to the following individuals if they do not possess the Aadhaar / Enrolment ID:-
- An individual who is residing in the state of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya.
- An individual who is a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961.
- An individual of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year.
- An individual who is not a citizen of India.
It is to be noted that if the above individuals possess Aadhaar Number or Enrolment ID, then they must mention it while filing return.It is only when they donot possess it ,they are given exemption from quoting Aadhaar number.
This will come as a big relief for the NRI’s. Many Indians residing abroad, who regularly file income tax returns in India but do not have Aadhaar, were worried after the government move to quote Aadhaar number in income tax returns and also to link Aadhaar with PAN by June 30, 2017.
The notification has been uploaded on the departmental website http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/