Madras HC allows petitioner to file IT Returns without quoting Aadhaar

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The Madras High Court today allowed nine petitioners to file their Income Tax returns manually without quoting Aadhaar number for the assessment year 2018-19.

A division bench of Justices M M Sundresh and Anand Venkatesh passed the interim order noting that since the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar itself was yet to be decided, the petitioners could be allowed to file I-T returns without the Aadhaar.

However, it made it clear If the Supreme Court decides to uphold the constitutionality of Aadhaar, then the petitioners would have to file revised return quoting Aadhaar.

The Supreme Court had on May 10 reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law after a marathon hearing.

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