24 May 2017

INDIA: Government waives Aadhaar requirement for foreign nationals

The Income Tax Department of the Government of India has published a notification stating that foreign nationals will be exempt from the previously stated requirement of obtaining an Aadhaar ID card for ITR filing purposes and PAN renewals and applications.

The Aadhaar number requirement will no longer be applicable to foreign nationals for the filing of Income Tax Returns and the application and renewal of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) following notification No.37/2017 of the Ministry of Finance.

The Indian Ministry of Finance formerly set up the new requirement for income tax returns and permanent account numbers which was stated in the Finance Act of 2017. A 12-digit Aadhaar number would be essential for the filing of ITR and for the renewal and application of the PAN of all taxpayers including foreign nationals, as informed earlier by ReloTalk.

How Does This Affect the Client?

As the previous requirement is no longer in place for foreign nationals, time can be saved for the application or renewal of the Permanent account number and the submission of the income tax return.



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