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Explained: How to link PAN CARD with Aadhaar

Explained: How to link PAN CARD with Aadhaar
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The last date to link PAN CARD with Aadhaar is 31st December 2019. However, to the masses, it is still unclear as to what the consquences of non-compliance would be. The central board of direct taxes (CBDT) in its notification dated 28th September 2019 extended the deadline for the 7th time to the end of the year.

It is mandatory to link your Aadhaar card with PAN if you have to process the Income Tax Return. Any bank transaction above Rs. 50,000 will need you to link your Aadhaar and PAN. Linking Aadhaar card with PAN card is a simple process similar to linking PAN card with Aadhaar card.

Why must you link your Aadhaar card with PAN?

The Income Tax department had earlier announced that all the PAN cards that have not been linked to Aadhaar card will be deactivated after 30 September 2019. Linking Aadhaar with Pan has been mandated for all having a PAN card.

If multiple PAN cards are issued in the same name, this problem can be tackled by linking Aadhaar with PAN.

If your Aadhaar is not linked with PAN, your IT returns will never be processed by the Income Tax Department.

When you link your Aadhaar card with PAN, you will get a summary of all the taxes levied on you for your future reference.

Steps to link your Aadhaar card and PAN card online through e-filing website

Step:1 Visit the Income Tax e-filing website

Step 2: Input your PAN and Aadhaar number sin the respective columns you will see in the form displayed.

Step 3: Enter your full name as it is found on your Aadhaar card

Step 4: If your Aadhaar card mentions only your birth year, then tick the square

Step 5: Input the captcha code you will find on the image for verifying.

Step 6: Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ option

You will see a pop up message that will tell you that your Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN.

Steps to link Aadhaar with Pan by sending SMS

For linking your Aadhaar with PAN, follow the simple steps given here.

Take your mobile phone that has the SIM with the registered mobile number

Type in the message UIDPAN<12 Digit Aadhaar> <10 Digit PAN>

Send this message to 567678 or 56161

This process will see to that your Aadhaar is linked with PAN.

Read this if you cannot link your Aadhaar card with PAN

To link your Aadhaar and PAN, it is necessary that the name on your Aadhaar card and PAN card must match with each other. If there is a mismatch of the spelling, you will not be able to link your Aadhaar with PAN. In case of spelling mismatch, you will have to

PAN cards have to be mandatorily linked with Aadhaar before the deadline ends otherwise they will be deactivated by the Income Tax Department. The name of the applicant should be the same on both PAN card and the Aadhaar card.

In case there is some spelling mismatch, your will be unable to link Aadhaar with PAN. You will have to get your name corrected and after correction, you can easily link your PAN with Aadhaar.

Here are the steps to make corrections in your PAN card.

Visit the official e-filing website of NSDL at

From the drop down menu, choose the option ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’

Select the category of individual and then enter your details, make the payment and submit the form online. You will get your updated Aadhaar delivered at your address. When you receive your PAN, you can link your Aadhaar with your PAN.