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Linking Aadhaar-PAN is mandatory for tax filers; to be completed by March 31: CBDT

The Supreme Court on February 6 had confirmed that linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing of ITRs.

Sebi relaxes norms for non-residents to transfer shares to relatives

The non-resident will be required to provide copy of an alternate valid document to ascertain identity as well as the non-resident status.

RBI may change Rs 10 lakh lending cap on P2P platforms, say P2P players

Peer to Peer or P2P players are hopeful that the comprehensive financial data sought by the RBI might help the regulator to take some major policy decisions

New PAN cards and electoral rolls led to the surge in the number of NRC claims: Officials

The deadline for filing claims and objection in NRC ended on December 31, 2018.

New PAN card rules that came into effect from December 5

Since PAN is an important ID proof to conduct even the most basic of financial transactions, it is important that you are aware of these changes.

Soon, you could get PAN card in 4 hours

The number of people filing income tax returns has increased by 50% to 6.08 crore so far in the assessment year 2018-19 compared to the year-ago period.

Gems & jewellery sector seeks cut in gold import duty to 4%

All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council also wants the PAN card limit to be raised to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh.

How many people pay income tax in India? Here's a glimpse

India has one of the worst ratio of taxpayers to voters, it needs more people filing taxes.

Your parents, wife and children can help you save taxes. Here's how

Salaried individuals can save tax by paying rent to their parents and availing the HRA exemption benefit.

RupeeRedee data exposed

​​What could be accessed were customer-scanned copies of Aadhaar or PAN cards, which are usually submitted by applicants during KYC.

Economic Agenda 2019: Putting Aadhaar back in the loop

It had come to be regarded as a means of bringing millions into the banking system, expanding mobile connectivity and boosting digital transactions.

DGCA puts in place norms for digi yatra roll-out at airports

An initiative of the civil aviation ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the facility seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system or e-boarding process for airport entry.

Now Indians over 65, under 15 can use Aadhaar to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Nepal shares a border of over 1,850 km with five Indian states - Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

PM asks for e-mails to be sent to PAN card holders informing them of action against corrupt officials

PM also asked CBDT to aim to shift to 100% technology driven mechanism for all the issues including e-assessment and sensitize its officers to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

How to get PAN card details changed

PAN card is a key document used for tax purposes and as a valid identity proof. The data recorded on PAN must be accurate and up-to-date.

Tax changes in 2018 that have affected your personal finances

Here are some of the important tax changes directly impacting your personal finances that came into effect this year and the dates when they became effective.

Forged PAN card leaves man with bad credit score, Rs 6.5 lakh dues

On checking with the other bank, it emerged that someone had submitted a forged copy of his PAN card, with a different picture and a signature to get several loans sanctioned in his name.

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

As per FM Jaitley, the savings through Aadhaar can fund three schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat.

Personal Data Protection Bill only after new government takes over

The Bill, which sets out how the personal data of individuals is processed by the govt and private entities incorporated in India and abroad, was initially supposed to be tabled in the winter session.

Father's name not mandatory for PAN application in case mother is single parent

Currently, furnishing father's name is mandatory for the allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Can a US citizen invest in mutual funds in India?

Yes, a US citizen can invest in mutual funds and other financial products such as NRI fixed deposits, stocks and more, subject to prescribed regulations.

How to apply for PAN card

PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted by the income tax department which is required to conduct even the simplest of financial transactions.

Aadhaar is out, other documents back for banks

The five officially valid documents include the passport, driving licence, voter ID card, PAN card and job card issued by the NREGA.

Noida property registration to go online; commercial & individual owners to get UID

From November 1, an allottee/property holder can upload a form along with ID proof and a scanned copy of allotment/transfer letter on the website. The allottee will then get a KYA-UID number

How to surrender additional PAN card and what are the consequences

As per Section 272B of the Income Tax Act, the income tax officer can levy a penalty of Rs 10,000 on you for having more than one PAN card.

Sebi lays framework for transfer of securities in physical mode

The Sebi has issued standardised norms for transfer of securities in physical mode.

How to get PAN card details corrected

If you are looking to correct your PAN details, it can be done online as well as offline. Here's your primer on how to go about it.

India may not keep December 1 date with drones

India announced on August 27 that it would allow operation of drones from December 1 and categorised them into five based on weight.

Government to ban Bangladeshi terror group JMB

Officials explained that banning JMB is important as the outfit has opened its full-fledged India chapter, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen India (JMI) recently, under the leadership of Salahuddin Salehin and his deputy Jahidul Islam with three main objectives— proselytization, training and armed combat with a view to establishing Islamic rule across the Indian subcontinent.

Now no PAN card required for jewellery purchase of over Rs 50,000

The government has rescinded notification that extended provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, (PMLA) to jewellery purchases.

Focus should be on developing mobile phone content in local languages: Ravi Shankar Prasad

“When you are talking about mobile networking, you must focus on local content and local languages,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

16 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh arrested; another 4 children detained in Mathura

Seven mobile phones, eight Aadhaar cards, one PAN card, a driving license and Rs 500 in Indian currency were recovered from their possession, police said.

Aadhaar is totally safe, isn't a card, just a number: R S Sharma

Speaking of the merits of Aadhar, he said that while unique identification is necessary, it is not sufficient. “Any identification system which is not digital will not work.”

Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards: SC verdict tomorrow

the Centre had contended that Aadhaar was made mandatory for allotment of PAN to weed out fake cards which were used for terror financing and circulation of black money.

Plan to make PAN card must for all transactions in gold

The panel was set up to look at various facets of household finance in India on the recommendations of the subcommittee of the Financial Stability and Development Council meeting last year.

Will challenge verdict, says another early petitioner

Thomas alleged that the Centre collecting personal data of citizens including the army and police personnel and handing them over to foreign agencies could well be termed “espionage or treason”.

How top global luxury brands are negotiating the minefield that is India

India has always been a difficult place for premier brands plagued by constant policy interventions.

I-T dept moots doing away with mandatory quoting of father's name in PAN application

At present, furnishing of father's name is mandatory for the allotment of permanent account number (PAN).

Top court's verdict on Aadhaar validity today

The SC order will have implications for linking Aadhaar to government welfare and financial inclusion schemes.

5 steps to prepare yourself for a bank loan

The five steps listed here can make the process of taking a loan simpler and systematic.

MobiKwik's 'Boost' to offer instant loan in 90 seconds

MobiKwik is the first wallet player to disburse loan amount in the user’s mobile wallet.

Aadhaar linking can only curb PAN card duplication, says petitioner

Govt had defended the law, rejecting claims against it over privacy concerns and terming biometric identification as a vital feature of contemporary society.

Aadhaar mandatory to avoid fake PAN cards: Government tells Supreme Court

The AG said that due to Aadhaar, government has saved over Rs 50,000 crore on the schemes to benefit the poor as well as the pension schemes.

Financial deadlines in 2019 you need to know about

Not meeting some of these could lead to substantial financial hardships.

How, What, Why, UIDAI: Aadhaar verdict throws up as many questions as it answers

While the verdict made certain things very clear, there are still some questions left unanswered.

Initials, punctuations on PAN card make linking with Aadhaar a pain

Millions of Indians could be facing the problem as the government insists on Aadhaar-PAN linking by July 31, a prerequisite to filing tax returns.

Aadhar to be made mandatory for filing I-T return, applying for PAN card

Aadhaar-based e-KYC facility would allow individuals or entities wanting to apply for PAN to verify details such as date of birth or address by way of biometric identification.

Now, govt pushes offline tools to verify Aadhaar

The KYC process will not even need users to reveal their Aadhaar numbers, the collection of which has often been subject to controversies over potential data mining and tracking.

Now, government pushes offline tools to verify Aadhaar

In an effort to address fears over surveillance, breach of privacy and data farming, the Centre is promoting offline verification tools for Aadhaar.

Tax dept allots 1.96 crore PAN in January-March 2018 quarter

The income tax data revealed that there were about 35.94 crore PAN alloted by end December 2017. The numbrer rose to 37.9 crore at March-end 2018.

Telcos to delete Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC docs: COAI

He said that telecom operators will need some time to verify documents shared by customers but his connection will continue to work as till the time documents are verified.

Over 50 crore mobiles with Aadhaar KYC could be disconnected

The matter is now being discussed at the highest levels in the government, considering the large-scale impact it can have on citizens if phones are disconnected in vast numbers.

UIDAI sees victory in SC judgement, says pvt usage restricted

"I am happy that Aadhaar Act has been upheld and private sector entities have been virtually barred from collecting or linking Aadhar to any services they provide," UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.

Chronology of Aadhaar case

A timeline of the Aadhaar scheme that was today declared constitutionally valid by the Supreme Court.

10.52 lakh bogus PAN cards cannot be termed miniscule number to harm economy: Supreme Court

The apex court said that it has come on record that 11.35 lakh duplicate or fraudulent PAN cards have been detected and out of these, 10.52 lakh cases pertain to individual assesses.

Now you can register for voter ID, update details in voters' list online

All you have to do is to log on to elections commission website http://www.nvsp.in and apply for inclusion or correction of names

AMFI's new campaign to focus on debt investment benefits

Rs 150-175 crore will be deployed to promote mutual funds investments.

PAN card a must for deposits totalling Rs 2.5 lakh

Any deposit with a bank or a post office as well as opening of an account, other than Jan-Dhan, also requires the PAN card.

UPPSC LT grade teacher exam 2018 admit card released. Download it from here

​​The state public service commission had invited application for over 10,000 LT grade teacher posts across the state.

CBDT amends PAN application form to include third gender option

According to notification issued dated April 9, 2018, Form 49A and Form 49AA, will now also have the option of transgender, along with the 'Male' and 'Female'.

Banks opening accounts using Aadhaar copy without biometric/OTP check will be liable for loss: UIDAI

If a bank account is opened by accepting Aadhaar without biometric or OTP authentication and other verification, then bank will be held responsible for any loss.

Is there such a thing as an "Aadhaar card"?

The majority judgment still carries a confusion that has dogged the project through the years: is there such a thing as an "Aadhaar card" ?

Aadhaar, PAN card likely for minorities from Pakistan

Religious minorities from Pakistan staying in India on long-term visa could soon be issued Aadhaar/PAN cards and driving licence.

Rajasthan to develop model Atal Seva Kendra to honour late PM

Rajasthan has nearly 10,000 Atal Seva Kendras (earlier called Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras) at village panchayat and panchayat samiti levels which provide public utility services to rural people.

How NRIs can apply for PAN card in India

Get to know the process of applying for a PAN by an NRI as they need to provide certain documents which are specific to them.

GJF wants 5% import tax; PAN card limit to Rs 5 lakh for Budget

GJF has recommended GST at 1.25 per cent for the gems and jewellery sector, so that it help the industry become compliant and organised.

Government issuing new-look and tamper-proof PAN cards: Income-Tax Department

The distribution of new-look PAN cards, being printed by NSDL and UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd), started since January 1.

You can now earn 1.5% more via direct plans in mutual funds

With several mobile apps allowing investors to buy direct mutual funds, they can earn higher returns compared with those from regular plans.

How to check ITR-V receipt status

You can verify your ITR either electronically, using OTP, EVC, or physically by sending a signed copy of ITR-V to CPC, Bengaluru.

30k Pakistanis granted Long Term Visas; can buy property, get PAN, Aadhaar

A total of 14,726 Pakistani citizens were given LTVs between 2011 and 2014 after they submitted applications in papers (offline), a Home Ministry official said.

Over a lakh entered NRC's first draft with forged papers

Forging PAN cards, voter identity cards, children’s birth certificates were different modes used by these people for their inclusion in the draft.

Rs 2 lakh crore income: Family’s PAN cards may have been misused

A Rs 2 lakh crore income declaration was made in the family's name under the IDS. But the government has rejected the claim and has stated that it will conduct investigations into the matter.

Supporting document for gender not needed for PAN under transgender category: I-T

The I-T department, on April 10, amended income tax rules to allow transgenders be recognised as an independent category of applicants for obtaining a Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Tax department receives 15-25 lakh PAN applications per week

The allotment of PAN is being carried out through two service providers, NSDL e-Gov and UTIITSL, which collect applications, process them, digitise the data and submit the same to ITD

Allow gambling, betting on sports as regulated, taxable activities: Law panel

The commission's report, " Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India", recommends a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it.

Demonetisation: PAN card required if combined cash deposits exceed Rs 2.5 lakh till Dec 30

The rule applies to all the bank accounts of an individual, though it is unclear how banks will capture the information of the cash deposited in other accounts.

How to update a minor's PAN card once he becomes adult

Once a minor PAN card holder turns 18, the relevant changes must be made in the PAN records as the card does not contain the minor’s photograph or signature.

Aadhaar, PAN mandatory for customs broker licence: Tax department

According to the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018, an applicant seeking to get a licence for customs broker should hold Aadhaar as well as PAN card.

Your Aadhaar number may soon be noted by prosecuting plastic squad

From Saturday onwards if one is caught with plastic items that are banned in karnataka, state civic inspectors will note down all details pertaining to the person.

Bullion market closed due to protest against PAN card requirement

"We have shut our shops to protest against the mandatory PAN card requirement," All India Sarafa Bazar Association Vice President S K Jain said.

Black money, PAN card issues affecting jewellery business as a whole: S Subramaniam, CFO of Titan

Subramaniam said,"with the festive season being strong in this second half compared to the first half, it gives us some hope for optimism. "

Assam ministers want Centre to drop penalty clause on NRC objections

The process for filing claims and objections will start from August 30 and continue till September 28.

DRI busts Rs 2,000-crore money laundering racket at diamond bourse, four held

The racket was unearthed after the DRI recently conducted raids at the BDB at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here following a tip off and intercepted consignments of rough diamonds of "low quality" with a declared value of Rs 156 crore.

Why UIDAI, Centre must reveal all their plans for Aadhaar

The apex court has adumbrated an excellent principle, at least for now, that Aadhaar can be made mandatory for disbursing subsidies, but not for services.

High Court irked over government inaction on PAN card issued to foreigner

The Bombay High Court has summoned three senior Central government officials to appear before it on January 8 to show what action had been taken in the matter.

No honking drive: The car horn is our PAN card, Aadhaar ID and much more

This brings me to my theory that horns are used by us purely to announce our presence in a sort of aural 'Kilroy was here' fashion.

GJF resents PAN card requirement for transaction above Rs 2 lakh

Gems and jewellery trade today expressed resentment over the requirement to produce PAN card for any transaction above Rs 2 lakh.

Buying an NRI's flat? Know the tax impact

The TDS rules in case of purchase of property from a resident individual are completely different than those of non-resident individuals.

20k Aadhaar cards available online, says expert; UIDAI dismisses security concerns

Publication of Aadhaar cards by some people has no bearing on UIDAI and not the least on Aadhaar security, said the Aadhaar authority in reply to a query.

Requesting a new PAN card

Step by step guide on how to get an instant e-PAN using Aadhaar card

This facility is free of cost and instant allotment of e-PAN is available only for a limited period on first-come-first-serve basis for valid Aadhaar holders.

How startup staffing is getting a rainbow hue

The startup, founded in 2015 by four alumni of NIT Surathkal, changed a number of its policies last year to include more LGBTQ people in the workplace.

Swachh Bharat cess: PAN card gets costlier by Re 1

With the imposition of the Swachh Bharat cess on all services from today, getting a new PAN card for income tax purposes has become costlier by a rupee to Rs 107.

Features of 3 different India Post Payments Bank savings accounts

We look at the three different kinds of India Post Payments Bank savings accounts - regular, digital and basic saving account.

From Aadhaar to BH Loya case: Cases in Supreme Court this week

On December 15, the Supreme Court had ordered that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile phone numbers be extended till March 31, 2018.

ED attaches Rs 4,700-crore assets in Sterling Biotech crackdown

Last October, the CBI registered a criminal case against Sterling Biotech, its directors and a then director of Andhra Bank for allegedly cheating public sector banks of Rs 5,383 crore.

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