The Income Tax Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar with just a 2 step process which does not require you to login or register on the e- filing website. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
1. How to link Aadhaar to PAN
As per the Income Tax Department notification, income tax returns could be e-filed without linking Aadhaar and PAN till 5 August 2017. The deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar, which was initially extended from 31 August 2017 to 31 December 2017; and subsequently to 31 March 2018, has now been extended to 30 June 2018.
Do note that while income tax returns can be filed without linking, the tax department will not process the returns until PAN and Aadhaar are linked. People can visit the official e-filing website of the department to link the two identities, in both the cases– identical names in the two databases or in case where there is a minor mismatch.
2. Online Linking of Aadhaar Number and PAN
Online linking of Aadhaar number with PAN can be done by logging on to the income tax e-filing portal. There are two ways of doing it on the income tax portal.
1. Without logging in to your account (2 step procedure)
2. Logging in to your account (6 step procedure)
a. Without logging in to your account (2 step procedure)
Go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane – Link Aadhaar
Provide PAN, Aadhaar no. and enter the name as exactly specified on the Aadhaar card (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI which is the government website for Aadhaar, the linking will be confirmed.
In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP will be required. Please ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly same. In a rare case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name in PAN, then the linking will fail and taxpayer will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.
b. Logging in to your account (6 step procedure)
First register yourself at the income tax e filing portal, if you are not already registered.https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
Log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department by entering the login ID, password and date of birth
After logging in to the site, a pop up window will appear prompting you to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card. If you don’t see the popup, go to blue tab on the top bar named ‘Profile Settings’ and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
Details such as name, date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the details submitted at the time of registration on the e-Filing portal. Verify the details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar card.
If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and captcha code and click on the “Link now” button.
A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar number has been successfully linked to your PAN card.
3. Linking of Aadhaar Number and PAN via SMS
Now you can link your Aadhaar and PAN through SMS also. The Income Tax Department has urged taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an SMS-based facility. It can be done by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in the following format:
UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 123456789123 AKPLM2124M
Also, read our other articles on Adhaar Linking:
- Link Aadhaar with Insurance Policies
- Link Aadhaar with Post Office Schemes: PPF, NSC, KVP
- Link Aadhaar with UAN, PF
- Link Aadhaar with Voter ID
- Link Aadhaar with LPG Connection
- Link Aadhaar with Ration Card
Don’t have an Aadhaar card?
Read our Guide on How to apply for Aadhaar Card?
Have an Aadhaar enrolment id?
Here’s a guide that explains how to mention Aadhaar enrolment number in your income tax return.