“How to Aadhaar Pan Linking“
The Government of India has made the linking of PAN (Permanent Account Number) with Aadhaar mandatory, If you fail to link your PAN with your Aadhaar then your PAN will become inoperative and you could also be liable to pay a fine of Rs 1,000.
The government extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar yet again. The income tax department on its official Twitter handle announced that the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to June 30, 2021, from the previous deadline of March 31, 2021.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, last year the government had extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar to March 31, 2021, from the previous deadline of June 30, 2020. This extension will come as a relief for those who still have not linked their PAN with their Aadhaar.
The decision has been taken after many people reported technical glitches on the income tax website while linking the Aadhaar and PAN card number.
Why do you need to link PAN and Aadhaar
As per Section 139AA of Income-tax Act, it is mandatory for every person to quote their Aadhaar number in their income tax return and the application for allotment of PAN, provided they are eligible for Aadhaar. Every person who has been allotted PAN as of July 1, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number is required to link his PAN to Aadhaar.
How to link PAN with Aadhaar online
1. Visit the I-T Department’s official website – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
2. Go to ‘Link Aadhaar’ section mentioned on the left side of the portal.
3. Here, fill in your PAN number, Aadhaar number, name and the CAPTCHA.
4. Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option.
5. The I-T Department will validate your details, thereafter your PAN-Aadhaar linking will be completed.
Link Aadhaar card to PAN card via SMS
From your registered mobile number type UIDPAN, PAN and Aadhaar number and send them to 567678 or 56161. For example, Type UIDPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number), SPACE (10-digit PAN), and send it to 567678 or 56161.
Link Aadhaar card with PAN manually
In order to link the documents manually, visit a service centre for your PAN card and fill the ‘Annexure-I’ form. Attach the form with a copy of the PAN and Aadhaar cards. With this method, an individual will have to pay a prescribed fee, unlike the online linking which is free.