Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act 1961 as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhar/Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) with effect from 1st July 2017.
It is hereby informed that such mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or Enrolment ID shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number. As per the Aadhaar Act 2016, only a resident individual is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Resident as per the said Act means an individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting to 182 days or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment. Accordingly the requirement to quote Aadhaar as per section 139 AA of the Income-tax Act shall not apply to an individual who is not a resident as per the Aadhaar Act 2016.
April 11, 2017