The government has proposed to make Aadhaar card mandatory for filing income tax return and also applying for permanent account number (PAN).
The new proposal to make the 12-digit unique identification has been made through an amendment to the Finance Bill 2017 moved by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha. Aadhaar Must To Get Free LPG Connection Now
Besides being necessary for filing an income tax return, any application for an income tax PAN will also have to state the applicant's Aadhaar or 12-digit unique ID which is backed by biometrics like finger prints and iris scans. Aadhaar Can Be Accepted As DOB Proof: Get Passport Easily
A Finance Bill is ordinarily introduced to give effect to the financial proposals of the government for the next financial year.
The I-T department had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds recently. Steps To Link Aadhaar Number to Your PAN and File Income Tax Returns (ITR)