Link PAN to Aadhar Easily

Link PAN to Aadhar by 30th September 2021 to continue your financial transactions. In other words, you will be able to buy or withdraw money only if you link PAN to Aadhar before the deadline.

Linking PAN with Aadhaar is a simple process. Yet, if you need help, check out How to link aadhaar with PAN card online step by step given below.

How to Link PAN to Aadhar?

You as a taxpayer can link PAN with Aadhaar either using e-filing portal or by using SMS facility or by visiting your nearest PAN centre.

Link PAN to Aadhar using Income Tax e-Filing website

Below is the procedure to link PAN to Aadhar using an e-filing portal
(1)Go to the official income tax filing website https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/

(2)Login with your username and password.

(3)You will get the option “Link Aadhaar” under your “profile settings”. Click on Link Aadhaar as shown below

(4)You will reach the below Aadhaar card PAN card link screen. Enter your PAN number, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar and other details in the corresponding fields.

(5)After entering the above details, click on Link Aadhaar.

That’s it; Now, if the name and date of birth in PAN card and Aadhaar are identical, Aadhaar will be linked to your PAN.

(6) You will get a pop-up message” Your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN”.

How to Link PAN to Aadhar by SMS?

Below is the procedure to link PAN with Aadhaar using sms facility

(1)Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:

UIDPAN<space><12 digit Aadhaar><space><10 digit PAN>

Example of SMS to 567678 or 56161:

UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q

Is it Mandatory to Link PAN to Aadhar?

PAN not linked to the Aadhaar number will likely become invalid after 30th September 2021.
Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017, provides for mandatory quoting of the Aadhaar /Enrolment ID of the Aadhaar application form to file the return of income.
Suppose the taxpayer does not have an Aadhaar number. In that case, he can quote the EID number mentioned on the Acknowledgement/ EID slip provided by the enrollment centre at the time of enrollment while filing the Income Tax return.

Last date to link PAN with Aadhaar

Earlier, CBDT extended PAN Aadhaar Linking from 31st Mar 2021 to 30th June 2021. As per the latest news, CBDT has further extended the last date to link Pan with Aadhaar from 30th June 2021 to 30th September 2021.

PAN Aadhar Link Status

Here is how to check if PAN and Aadhaar is linked

  1. Go to the official income tax website https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
  2. Click on Link Aadhaar Status.

3.You will reach the below screen.

Enter your PAN number and Aadhaar Number and click on View Link Aadhaar Status to know the status.

Consequences for not linking PAN to Aadhar Number

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified Rule 114AAA prescribing the manner and consequences if PAN becomes inoperative. The Rule 114AAA(2) provides that where a person whose PAN has become inoperative, it shall be deemed that he has not furnished, intimated or quoted the PAN, as the case may be. He shall be liable for all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing, intimating or quoting the PAN.

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar if there is Name Mismatch?

Generally, your personal details such as Name, Gender and Date of Birth must match in both PAN card and Aadhaar card to make linking PAN card and Aadhaar card possible. However, if there is a mismatch you may have to do the necessary corrections before linking PAN with Aadhaar.

Let us see the 2 scenarios of mismatch and how to go about linking PAN and Aadhaar.

1.Minor mismatch

If there is a minor mismatch in Aadhaar name and the actual data in Aadhaar, you can change it.

Minor changes in name include:

1.Spell correction phonetically same

2.Sequence change

3.Short form to full form

4.Name change after marriage

For minor changes you will receive an OTP on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar for Aadhaar authentication. After the authentication, the changes will be made.

2.Complete Mismatch

If there is a complete mismatch of name in PAN and Aadhaar card, you will get a prompt to change the name in Aadhaar or in PAN database.

Extract of PAN Aadhaar Linking Deadline Extension

S.O. 4708(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (2) of section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’) (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby amends the notification of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), dated 28th September 2019 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, sub-section (ii) vide S.O. number 3539(E):—
2. In the said notification:—
31st December 2019 shall be substituted by 31st March 2020.

Faqs

1.What is a PAN number?

The full form of PAN is the Permanent Account Number. PAN is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the CBDT.

2.How to check if my aadhaar and pan are linked?

You can check the status from the link Link Aadhaar Status.

3.Is it mandatory to link PAN to Aadhar?

To do any financial transactions PAN and Aadhaar must be linked. Otherwise, the PAN will become inoperable after the deadline.

4.What is the Aadhar PAN link last date?

The last date to link PAN to Aadhar is 30th September 2021.

5.What to do if I am unable to link PAN to Aadhar ?

If you are unable to change the name neither in PAN nor in Aadhaar database, then you may visit the income tax official website or call IT department helpline.