The Income Tax Department said that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and foreign nationals whose PAN (Permanent Account Number) has become inoperative due to non-linking with Aadhaar should submit proof of residential address to the concerned Assessing Officer for its revival.
The department said that some Overseas Indians/Overseas Citizens of Indian Origin (OCI) have raised concerns regarding their PAN becoming inoperative. The Income Tax Department has written on Twitter that residential status is determined with reference to NRIs who have filed ITR in any of the last three assessment years or have informed the concerned Assessing Officer (JAO) about their residential status.
According to the department, PANs become inoperative in cases where the NRI has not updated his residential status or filed returns in the last three assessment years.
The Income Tax Department wrote on Twitter, “NRIs whose PAN is inoperative are requested to submit the relevant documents to their respective Assessing Officers with a request to update their residential status in the PAN related information.”