From 1st July, Income tax department has made compulsory for all Income Tax Assessee to link Aadhaar with PAN Card.
Steps to link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card.
Step 1) Visit Site: https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/LinkAadhaarHome.html
Step 2 ) Enter Following steps to link Aadhaar card with PAN
- Enter your Pan card number
- Fill in aadhaar card details
- Your name as per Aadhaar
- Enter captcha code.
- Click on Link Aadhaar button
Great ! You have successfully linked your Aadhar card with PAN.
You can also link Aadhaar with PAN using SMS facility:
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:
UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 3421342112341234 AAAAAE12EE
The income tax department has issued ads in newspapers across the country and explained how both the both the unique identity numbers of a person can be attached by sending a message to either 56161 or 567678.
Issues in Linking Aadhaar Card with PAN Card
Common Reason for error for not able to link Aadhaar card and PAN:
- There may be mismatch between PAN name and Aadhar name.
- Date of birth may not be matching
- Gender mismatch
In case, you are not able link both then, you need arrange for correction of details in PAN or Aadhaar card. You can request for change in PAN using this link: https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html
Request for change in Aadhaar card can be made using this link: https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update
Benefits of Linking Aadhar with PAN card:
Aadhaar has been made compulsory for following reason:
- Main Reason is Income Tax Evasion
- Usage of Duplicate PAN will be stop: Some people , in order to evade taxes have been using multiple PAN cards. They will now have to file return only under one PAN.
Impact of not being able to link Aadhaar with PAN
- Income tax assessee will not able to complete his income tax return.
- Income tax return will be consider as invalid.
- All those PAN card will be deleted, which are not linked with aadhar card.
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