Link your Aadhaar Number and PAN card

It is now compulsory to link your PAN with Aadhaar Card. The various methods for linking PAN Aadhar are -

Know the easiest way to link Aadhaar card with PAN card

This page will cover each and every query related to linking Aadhaar number to PAN card.

1- e-Filing Income Tax Website (Without login)

The new process of linking, provided by income tax department, is much easier than the previous one and consist of only 3 steps:-

Step 1: Visit the efiling website of Income Tax

Go to the link https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home and click on "Link Aadhar" option coming on the left-hand panel under quick links.

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Step 2: Fill the required details which are

PAN number, Aadhaar Number, exact name given in Aadhaar card and captcha code (given). Incase you have only year of birth coming in aadhar and select the checkbox. Click on the "Link Aadhar" button.

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Step 3: It’s done!

After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will get confirmed. If DOB (Date of Birth) and/or gender in your PAN and aadhaar doesn’t match, then the linking will fail.

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In case there is “minor mismatch” in your Aadhaar name provided by you, an OTP (One Time Password) will be required. This OTP will be sent to the email address and mobile number which is registered on UIDAI.

2- e-Filing Income Tax Website (With login)

In order to link Aadhaar with PAN card , all you have to do is follow these 5 simple steps:-

Step 1: Visit the Site

First thing you need to do is to go to the website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and register yourself.

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Step 2: Login

If you’re already registered then login to the site using your ID i.e. your PAN number, password, DOB and Captcha code.

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Step 3: Link the Aadhaar

A window will pop-up, offering to link your PAN with Identification card i.e. Aadhaar. In case if it’s not popping up, just go to “Profile Settings” and you have to choose “link Aadhaar” button.

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Step 4: Verify

Your registered details such as Name, Gender and DOB will appear. Add the required details which are - Aadhaar Number, exact name given in Aadhaar card and captcha code (given).

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Step 5: It's Done!!

After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will get confirmed. If DOB (Date of Birth) and/or gender in your PAN and aadhaar doesn’t match, then the linking will fail.

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Now, You can easily link PAN to aadhaar card. For more detailed information click Here

3- Linking through SMS

Good News! The Income Tax Department has launched a new facility to link Aadhaar card with PAN card through SMS Here's what you need to do

Type UIDPAN <Space><12 Digit Aadhaar No.><Space><10 Digit PAN> and send a SMS to 567678 or 56161

For Ex- UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPS1111A

CBDT has also provided a manual method for linking Aadhaar and PAN. In case any mismatch is found in the data of PAN & Aadhaar and a person is not able to sort it out through other methods then this method is also available to individuals.

To get it done manually you are required to visit service centres of PAN, NSDL or UTIITSL. Here along with the copies of PAN and Aadhaar, you will be required to fill Annexure-1.

However, this service is not free of charge unlike other online services. An individual is required to pay the prescribed fees. The fees would be charged only if any correction is required in the PAN or Aadhar.

Charges for any correction in PAN card are Rs.110 and for correcting the details in Aadhaar Card charges are Rs.25. In case there is high mismatch in the data of Aadhaar and PAN, then biometric authentication is compulsory.

Latest News:- Latest News

  • The due date of linking PAN and Aadhaar has been extended from 30.09.2019 to 31.12.2019. The change has been brought by CBDT vide Notification No. 75/2019 dt 28th of September, 2019.
  • If you do not link your PAN Card with Aadhaar by 30th September 2019, in such case your PAN will become inoperative. Basically inoperative PAN means that no financial transaction can be performed by you where giving PAN details are mandatory. Although the government has not clearified yet that how inoperative PAN Card will be reactivated.
  • Due date for Income Tax Return filing has been extended from 31st July 2019 to 31st August 2019 by the Income Tax Department
  • As per the latest CBDT notification, it is compulsory to link Aadhaar with PAN before 30th September 2019(Earlier the last date of linking was 31 March 2019). Though, it is mandatory to link Aadhar and PAN for filing an income tax return for FY 2018-19(AY 2019-20).
  • Under budget 2019 government proposes that Aadhaar and PAN can be used interchangeably. Thus wherever it is required to quote PAN, Aadhaar number can be quoted. The income Tax department will generate a virtual PAN number linked to your aadhaar card. In future, it will serve as your PAN. An important point to note is that is for the persons who do not have PAN Card. For person having PAN, linking of Aadhar and PAN is still mandatory for filing ITR.

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Benefits of Linking PAN & Aadhaar

For Individuals

  • Through the use of Aadhaar Card, requirement of other documents has been reduced to a large extent
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  • Aadhaar card also serve the purpose of identity proof and address proof. It has made this document of great importance for individuals.
  • While filing ITR due to this document better tracking is possible now. As Aadhaar-PAN linking has made the process more secure and reliable.

For Government

  • With the introduction of aadhaar, tracking of transactions, has become more easy and effective. Aadhaar based authentication has become a norm now.
  • It is also useful for tracking tax evaders. Aadhaar-PAN linking sorted out the problem of having multiple PAN cards and reduced the possibility of fraudulent activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to all your queries related to the linking of PAN card with Aadhaar card.

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Author's Bio

CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2Win.in. Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.