It is mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN card because your income tax return would not be processed if your Aadhaar is not linked with PAN. Also, if you have to carry out a banking transaction above Rs. 50,000, you have to get your PAN card and Aadhar card linked.
|Note: PAN cardholders will have to pay a double penalty, i.e., Rs. 1,000 if they haven’t linked their PAN with Aadhaar by 30th June 2022.|
Linking PAN card with Aadhaar card is very simple and the government has provided a simple method to do that. The deadline for linking PAN with the Aadhaar card has been extended till 31st March 2023. However, you will have to pay a fee to link your Aadhaar with PAN card now. A fee of Rs. 500 was charged if the linking was done by 30th June 2022. However, now you will have to pay a fee of Rs. 1,000 for the same. Know about how to link Aadhaar to PAN Card online in this article below and get your documents linked at the earliest.
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How to Link PAN to Aadhaar Card Online
Given below is the step-by-step guide on how to link Aadhaar with PAN card online:
Step 1: Payment of applicable fee through:
A. e-Pay Tax functionality available on e-filing Portal if you have Axis Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Karur Vysya Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts-
i. Visit the e-Pay Tax page on the Income Tax e-Filing website.
ii. Enter your PAN, confirm PAN and mobile number to get an OTP.
iii. After OTP verification, you will be redirected to a page showing different payment tiles
iv. Click on the “Proceed” button on the Income Tax tile.
v. Choose the AY as 2023-24 and the Type of Payment – as other Receipts (500) and click on “Continue”.
vi. Fill in the amount as Rs. 1000 under “Others” field in tax break-up and proceed to make the payment.
B. NSDL (now Protean) portal under Major head (0021) and Minor head (500) for AY 2023-24 if you have any other bank account
i. Visit the e-Payment for TIN (egov-nsdl.com) to pay the late fee Rs. 500/1000 as the case may be.
ii. Under the non-TDS/TCS category, click on “Proceed” button under Challan no./ITNS 280.
iii. You will see a challan which will have major (0021) and minor head (500).
iv. Fill in the required details (PAN, AY, mode of payment etc) and make payment of the exact amount (i.e., Rs. 500/1000) through a single challan. Also, the challan for fee payment should be with the AY 2023-24 only.
Step 2: Submit the Aadhaar linking request on e-Filing portal after 4-5 working days of making payment on NSDL (now Protean) portal.
The detailed steps for the same are as follows:
i. Visit the e-filing portal > Login > On the Dashboard, under the Link Aadhaar to PAN option, click on “Link Aadhaar” or click on “Link Aadhar” in the personal details section
ii. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click on “Validate”.
iii. In case you have made payment of challan on NSDL ( Protean) Portal and payments details are verified by e-filing your PAN and Aadhaar are validated, upon which you will see a pop-up message that “Your payments details are verified”. Click “Continue” on the pop-up message to submit Aadhaar link request.
iv. Fill in the necessary details and click on the “Link Aadhaar” button.
v. Enter the 6-digit OTP that you receive on the mobile number mentioned in the previous step.
vi. You request for linking of Aadhaar-PAN has been submitted successfully and now you can check the Aadhaar-PAN link status
Note: Currently, there is no validity period for linking Aadhaar post fee payment on NSDL (Protean) portal.
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Correction Facility for Linking PAN with Aadhaar Card
PAN and Aadhaar card linking is successful only when all your details in both documents match. In case there are errors such as spelling mistakes in your name, your PAN will not be linked with Aadhaar. You can make changes by visiting a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre or through the portal of NSDL PAN. In case there are errors in your PAN Card, you can get them corrected by following these steps:
Step 1: The user can correct his PAN details using the NSDL (Protean) website
Step 2: The NSDL link redirects to the page where you can apply for the correction of your name
Step 3: Submit signed digital documents to get your PAN details updated
Step 4: Once your details are corrected in your PAN and confirmed by NSDL over a mail, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar
Unable to Link PAN with Aadhaar? Here’s What to Do
The Government of India has made it mandatory for all individuals to link PAN card with Aadhaar card before the deadline (i.e. 31st March 2023) as failure to link both will lead to deactivation of PAN by the Income Tax Department and you will not be to file Income Tax Returns, etc.
Moreover, make sure your name should be the same on both the PAN card and the Aadhaar card. In case there is some spelling mismatch, you will be unable to link Aadhaar with PAN Card. You will have to get your name corrected and after correction, you will be able to easily link your PAN with Aadhaar.
In case your name in the PAN card is wrongly spelt, follow these steps to make corrections:
Step 1: Visit the e-filing website of NSDL (now Protean) at https://goo.gl/zvt8eV
Step 2: Select the ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’ option from the drop-down menu
Step 3: Select the individual category and enter your details
Step 4: Make payment and submit your form online after Aadhaar e-KYC
Step 5: Your updated PAN will be sent to your address
Step 6: Once you receive your PAN card, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar
In case your name in the Aadhaar card is wrongly spelt, follow these steps to make corrections:
Step 1: Visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre
Step 2: Carry a self-attested copy of your proof of Identity
Step 3: Fill the Aadhaar Correction Form
Step 4: Submit the form along with the documents
Step 5: You will get an acknowledgement slip that contains the update request number
Step 6: This URN can be used to check the status of your update request
Step 7: Once your update request is processed and the name is corrected, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar
Importance of Linking PAN Card with Aadhaar Card
Linking PAN with Aadhaar is very important for all PAN cardholders because of the following reasons:
- All PAN cards that are not linked with Aadhaar will be deactivated after 31st March 2023
- Linking PAN with Aadhaar will help in tackling the problem of multiple PAN cards issued in the same name
- Your income tax return form would not be processed if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar
- The user will get a summarised detail of taxes levied on him for future reference
How to Check the Aadhaar Card and PAN Card Linking Status
To check PAN-Aadhaar link status, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit the e-Filing Income Tax Department page i.e. https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/AadhaarPreloginStatus.html
Step 2: Select “Link Aadhaar Status” under “Quick Links”
Step 3: Enter your PAN
Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar Number
Step 5: Now, click on the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’ button
Step 6: Your Aadhaar-PAN link status will appear on your screen
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FAQs on Linking PAN-Aadhaar
Q. I don’t have Aadhaar card. Can I still e-file my tax return?
Yes, you can file tax returns but it will not be processed until your Aadhaar is linked with PAN card. In case you have enrolment number, you can link it with PAN and your e-return would be processed this year but you will have to link your PAN with Aadhaar at a later stage.
Q. Do NRIs need Aadhaar Card to e-file?
NRIs are exempt from quoting their Aadhaar while filing their income tax e-returns.
Q. What if my income is below taxable limits? Will I be required to link PAN and Aadhaar numbers?
Even if the income of an individual is below the taxable limits, he has to link his PAN with Aadhaar. Otherwise, it will be deactivated.
Q. Why do I get failed authentication message when I try to link Aadhar to PAN card?
You have to enter the correct OTP sent to your registered mobile number. In case you enter the wrong OTP, you will get the failed authentication message. It is best suggested to enter the OTP diligently on the website to authenticate your request.
Q. When is the Aadhaar PAN link process not compulsory?
You are exempt from linking your Pan with Aadhaar if:
- You are an NRI
- Residents of Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu & Kashmir
- Foreign nationals residing in India.
- Senior citizens who are more than 80 years of age at any time during the financial year
Q. Do I have to submit any document proof to link PAN and Aadhaar Card?
Linking PAN with Aadhaar is a very simple process and can be carried out online. You do not have to submit any document proof. There is also no document required to check PAN Aadhaar link status.
Q. What are the details I have to check when linking my PAN with my Aadhaar card?
You have to check your name, gender, and date of birth when linking your Aadhaar Card with PAN Card. In case there are errors, you can get them rectified before linking both documents.
Q. How to link PAN card with Aadhaar card when I am not in India?
You can link Aadhaar with PAN online even if you are not in India. You can check Aadhaar PAN link status online through the steps mentioned above.
Q. Can I get instant PAN through Aadhaar?
You can apply for PAN using Aadhaar card as proof of identity and residence. You can e-sign the application using Aadhaar OTP and submit it immediately.
Q. My name is different in a PAN Card and Aadhaar and it is not allowing me to link Aadhaar with PAN card. What to do?
In such a case where the name on the Aadhaar Card is completely different from the name in the PAN Card, you will have to get your name changed in the database of either Aadhaar or PAN for PAN Aadhaar link.