Why the PAN of some NRIs have turned inoperable
SummaryMany NRIs have not updated their non-resident status in income-tax department records
The message was rather abrupt: “Your PAN is inoperative." The London-based NRI (non-resident Indian) was shocked to see this message flash on his laptop screen recently when he sat down to file his income tax returns (ITR) for the current year. His PAN had become inoperable since it was not linked with Aadhar, the 12-digit unique ID number. And the date for mandatorily linking both was 30 June. The NRI, who did not want to be identified, does not have Aadhaar. Neither does his wife.