If your Permanent Account Number (PAN) is not linked to your Aadhaar card, your PAN will be held ‘inoperative’ from next year. The income tax department has increased the deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking. Now, you have time till 31 March 2021 to do the same.
After the 2018 Supreme Court judgment on constitutional the legality of the Aadhaar, it is necessary to link the Aadhaar card with a PAN card for filing income tax returns (ITR). For new users of PAN card, the interlinking is done automatically during the application stage.
For existing PAN cardholders, it is necessary to link it with Aadhaar within the last date. Do you know how to link your PAN with Aadhaar? Here is how to do the same.
HOW TO LINK YOUR PAN WITH AADHAAR FOR REGISTERED USERS?
If you are already a registered user of the income tax e-filing website then your PAN must be previously linked with your Aadhaar. You can verify if your Aadhaar is previously linked to your PAN by visiting the income tax e-filing website.
However, if your PAN is not linked to Aadhaar then a form will arrive where you will be asked to enter details – name, date of birth, and gender. Once done, click on submit after entering the captcha. Once submitted, a completion message will be displayed on your screen.
HOW TO LINK YOUR PAN WITH AADHAAR FOR NON-REGISTERED USERS?
-To link your PAN with Aadhaar, you can go to the income tax department’s e-filing portal.
-Click on the Link Aadhaar section.
-You require to fill PAN number, Aadhaar number, and name.
-Verify all the details, at last, enter Captcha Code and click Link Aadhaar.
-The I-T department will validate your name, date of birth, and gender against Aadhaar details after which the linking will be done.
HOW TO LINK PAN WITH AADHAAR THROUGH SMS?
If you are unable to link your PAN and Aadhaar using the e-filing website of the department, then you can link your PAN with the Aadhaar number by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from the registered mobile number. In order to do so, you need to type UIDPAN and send it.
Here is the format: UIDPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number) (10-digit PAN) and send it to 567678 or 56161.
HOW TO LINK PAN WITH AADHAAR MANUALLY
If you wish to link your PAN card and Aadhaar manually, you can visit a help center for PAN. You will be asked to fill in a form ‘Annexure-I’ along with verifying documents – a copy of the PAN card and Aadhaar card. Unlike online services, this service is not free of charge. An individual is needed to pay a prescribed fee to them.