Linking Aadhar with PAN has become mandatory because your income tax return would not be processed if your Aadhar 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 and Aadhar linked. Linking PAN card with Aadhaar card is very simple and the government has provided various methods to do that. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar card is 31 March 2021.
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How to Link PAN Card to Aadhaar Card Online through e-Filing Website
People can get their PAN and Aadhar linked online by following the steps mentioned below:
Step 1. Step 1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing website and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option under the quick links
Step 2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number
Step 3. Enter the name as mentioned in your Aadhaar card
Step 4. In case, if only the date of birth is mentioned on your Aadhaar card and you have to tick the square
Step 5. Tick mark ‘I agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI’
Step 6. Now, enter the ‘Captcha Code’ mentioned in the image for the verification
Step 7. You need to click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button
Step 8. A pop-up message will appear showing your successfully linked Aadhaar with PAN Card
Note: Visually challenged users can request for an OTP that will be sent to the registered mobile number instead of the captcha code.
How to Link Aadhaar with PAN by sending an SMS
In order to link your Aadhaar to PAN, follow these steps:
- You have to type a message in the format
UIDPAN<12 Digit Aadhaar> <10 Digit PAN>
- Send the message in the above-mentioned format to either 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number
- For example, if your Aadhaar number is 987654321012 and your PAN is ABCDE1234F, you have to type UIDPAN 987654321012 ABCDE1234F and send the message to either 567678 or 56161
Correction Facility for Linking your PAN with Aadhar Card
PAN and Aadhar card linking is successful only when all your details in both the 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, you can get it corrected by following these steps:
- The user can correct his PAN details using the NSDL website
- The NSDL link redirects to the page where you can apply for the correction of your name
- Submit signed digital documents to get your PAN details updated
- 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 the individuals to link PAN card with Aadhaar card before the deadline (i.e.31st March 2021) as failure to link the 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 Aadhaar card. In case there is some spelling mismatch, you will be unable to link Aadhaar with PAN. 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 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 Enrolment 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 Aadhar Card
Linking PAN with Aadhar 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 March 31st, 2020
- 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 if my PAN Card is Linked with Aadhaar Card or not
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. Enter your PAN Number
Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar Number
Step 4: Now, click on the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’ button
Step 5: You Aadhaar-PAN link status will appear on your screen
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FAQs on Linking PAN-Aadhaar
Q. I don’t have Aadhaar. Can I still e-file my tax return?
A. Yes, you can file tax returns but it will not be processed until your Aadhaar is linked with PAN. 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. Is there any other process to link the two?
A. Right now, there are only two processes. The user has to get his documents linked by any one of the processes.
Q. Do NRIs need Aadhaar card to e-file?
A. NRIs are exempt from quoting their Aadhaar while filing their income tax e-returns.
Q. Who will be required to link PAN and Aadhaar numbers? What if my income is below taxable limits?
A. Even if the taxable 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 Aadhaar with PAN?
A. You have to enter the correct OTP sent to your registered mobile number. In case you enter 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 linking not compulsory?
A. 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. Is it mandatory to create an account with the department website?
A. All taxpayers have to create an account with the Income Tax Department to file their e-returns.
Q. How can I change the mobile number that is registered with Aadhaar?
A. In order to get your mobile number updated, you have to visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and get your mobile number updated.
Q. What is the deadline for linking PAN card with Aadhaar card?
A. The deadline for linking PAN card and Aadhaar card is 31 March 2021.
Q. Do I have to submit any documentary proof to link my PAN and Aadhaar card?
A. Linking PAN with Aadhaar is a very simple process. You can do it online or via SMS. You do not have to submit any document proof.
Q. What are the details I have to check when linking my PAN with my Aadhaar card?
A. You have to check your name, gender and date of birth when linking your Aadhaar with PAN. In case there are errors, you can get them rectified before linking both documents.
Q. My name is different in a PAN Card and Aadhaar and it is not allowing me to link both. What to do?
A. 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 Aadhar link.