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Those who get FD will have to face severe punishment for this mistake, now they will have to pay double tax of 20%.

Photo: File Those who get FD will face severe punishment

If you have invested in Fixed Deposits and you have failed to link your PAN with your Aadhaar and now your PAN card is inoperative, then you are in for a really tough time. . Now you will have to forget the benefit of hefty interest of 7 percent on FD, while now you will also have to be ready to pay TDS of 20 percent on it. As per rules, if PAN card is inoperative, you will not be allowed to submit Form 15G/H for your Fixed Deposit and it will attract TDS at 20 per cent instead of 10 per cent.

According to the HDFC Bank website, “If PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, such PAN will become inoperative with effect from September 16.” 1st July 2023 and onwards the customer will not be allowed to submit Form 15G/H and higher TDS deduction will be applicable for inoperative PAN. For Fixed Deposits, if you earn interest above Rs 40,000 (Rs 50,000 for senior citizens) in a financial year, you will be liable for TDS on your FD investment.

If you do not link Aadhaar by 30 June 2023, then PAN will become inactive. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar was June 30, 2023. The persons who have not linked these two, their PAN card has become inactive from July 1, 2023.

As per the rules of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), every person who has been assigned PAN by July 1, 2017, and is entitled to obtain an Aadhaar number, is required to inform the prescribed authority. before 30 June 2023 on payment of prescribed fee.

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What are the implications of booking an FD without PAN?

In the absence of PAN, the following are the implications for the customers:

  1. TDS will be charged at 20 per cent (as against 10 per cent).
  2. No TDS credit from Income Tax Department.
  3. No TDS Certificate will be issued (as per CBDT Circular No: 03/11)
  4. Form 15G/H and other exemption certificates will be invalid and penal TDS will be applicable.

However, PAN can be reactivated in 30 days by intimation of Aadhaar to the prescribed authority after payment of a fee of Rs 1,000.

What if you don’t link your Aadhaar-PAN by June 30, 2023:

  1. No refund will be made against such PAN;
  2. Interest shall not be payable on such refund for the period during which the PAN remains inoperative; And
  3. TDS/TCS deducted at higher rate applicable for non-PAN will be applicable.

Also, you will not be able to do many banking services like:

  • Fixed Deposit above Rs.50,000
  • Cash deposit above Rs.50,000
  • New Debit/Credit Card
  • Investment or redemption of your mutual funds
  • Any foreign exchange purchase above Rs.50,000

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