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Important information on requirement of Aadhar Card for Income Tax Returns

It was recently announced in Parliament that it is mandatory to mention Aadhaar Card number in every Income Tax Return. Subsequently, several NRIs sent petitions to Ministry and Missions requesting that since they file returns in India due to income from Indian sources and do not have Aadhaar Card, NRIs should be exempted from the above requirement. 

 The Ministry of External Affairs took up this issue with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, which has advised as below:

"As per Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, every person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number shall, on or after the 1st day of July, 2017, quote Aadhaar number— (i) in the application form for allotment of permanent account number; (ii) in the return of income.  The above provisions apply to persons who are eligible to get Aadhaar. Under section 3 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, only a resident is entitled to get Aadhaar. Therefore, the provisions of Section 139AA quoted above regarding linking of Aadhaar to PAN or the requirement of quoting the Aadhaar number in the return shall not apply to a non-resident, who is not eligible to get Aadhaar.”

Press Release on this issue dated issued  on 5 April by Ministry of Finance is attached.

As of now, the requirement of Aadhaar Card number is not mandatory for obtaining Driving License or a SIM Card.  It is one of the several documents recognized for address proof of the applicant.

 

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