It has become a mandatory process to link your PAN with Aadhaar. This is an important process because this will allow your income tax returns to be processed. Linking of your PAN with Aadhaar is also required if you are carrying out banking transactions for amount of Rs.50,000 and above.
The process to get your PAN linked with Aadhaar is very simple. We will have a look at some of the steps you can follow to link your PAN with Aadhaar.
PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline Last Date to Link Aadhaar and PAN Extended by the Government The last date to link the Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN) has been extended by the government until 31 March 2023. Earlier, the last date was 31 March 2022. However, fines will be levied in case individuals do not link the PAN and Aadhaar by 31 March 2022. In case the PAN and Aadhaar are linked between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, the fine will be Rs.500. The fine will be Rs.1,000 if the Aadhaar and PAN are linked from 1 July 2022.
Ways to Link PAN with Aadhaar
There are two ways through which you can link PAN and Aadhaar. These are:
1. Through the Income Tax e-filing website
2. Sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161
1. Linking PAN with Aadhaar Online ( Through the e-filing Website)
Step 2: Under ‘Quick Links’, click on ‘Link Aadhaar’. Provide the PAN, Aadhaar number, and name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card
Step 3: Enter details such as PAN Number, Aadhaar number, your name on Aadhaar, and your mobile number, Tick the square if only the birth year in mentioned in the Aadhaar card, and also tick the box where you agree to get your Aadhaar details validated. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
Step 4: Enter the Captcha code. (Visually challenged users can request an OTP instead of the captcha code. The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number)
Step 5: Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button.
2. Linking PAN with Aadhaar by Sending an SMS
To link PAN with Aadhaar by sending an SMS. You need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> on your mobile
Step 2: Send it to 567678 or 56161
SMS ‘UIDPAN Aadhaar-number PAN-number to 567678
3. Steps to check PAN-Aadhaar status
Given below are the steps you will have to follow to check the status of your PAN-Aadhaar status pre-login:
Step 1: Visit Income Tax Site by clicking on the link https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal.
Step 2: Under ‘Quick Links’, click on ‘Link Aadhaar Status’.
Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’. You will be able to view the status of your PAN-Aadhaar linking on the page.
You can check the status of linking of Aadhaar with PAN via the SMS facility as well. You will have to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in format given below:
If your Aadhaar has been successfully linked with PAN then you will be able to see the message ‘Aadhaar (Aadhaar number) is already associated with PAN..in ITD database. Thank you for using our services’.
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