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PAN Aadhaar Link - How to Link Aadhar Number With PAN Card Online After Deadline?

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Dec 28th, 2023


12 min read

Latest Update

The last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN is 30th June 2023. PAN will become inoperative from 1st July 2023 if it is not linked with Aadhaar. 

All citizens having a PAN card should link it with their Aadhaar card by 30th June 2023. The government has made it mandatory for all taxpayers having a PAN card to link it with their Aadhaar card within the deadline. However, a late penalty of Rs.1,000 should be paid before requesting to link PAN-Aadhaar. When the PAN-Aadhaar linking is not done within 30th June 2023, the PAN card will become inoperative from 1st July 2023. Thus, ensure that your PAN card is linked with your Aadhaar card. However, you can still link your Aadhaar with PAN even after if becomes inoperative after paying the necessary fees.

An Aadhaar card contains a unique 12-digit number issued to every citizen in India by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It is an identification number that helps access the cardholder’s details from the government database, such as biometrics and contact information.  

Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, being a resident of India, can enroll to obtain an Aadhaar number voluntarily. The enrolment process is free of cost. Once an individual enrols, their details are permanently stored in the database. One person cannot have multiple Aadhaar numbers.

How to check if your Aadhaar is linked to your PAN card?

The last date to for PAN-Aadhaar linking date was 30th June 2023. The government has not provided an extension in the last date for linking PAN-Aadhaar beyond 30th June 2023. If the PAN card is not linked with Aadhaar within 30th June 2023, it becomes inoperative. However, inoperative PAN card due to non-linking with Aadhaar card can be activated by paying the penalty and requesting to link PAN-Aadhaar.

Note that if you file the income tax returns without linking PAN-Aadhaar, the income tax department will not process the returns until PAN and Aadhaar are linked. People can visit the official Income Tax e-filing website to link the two identity cards in both cases– identical names in the two databases or in a case where there is a minor mismatch.

If you are not sure if your PAN and Aadhaar cards are linked, you may follow these steps to confirm:

1. Visit the Income Tax e-filing portal. Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ under the quick links on the homepage.

2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.

Now, if your PAN & Aadhaar is not linked, you will see a pop-up as shown below. You can follow these steps to link them. And if they are already linked, you can proceed with your Income Tax Filing at Cleartax.


How to link your PAN to your Aadhaar after deadline?

Two main steps for linking your Aadhar with your PAN after the deadline of 30th June 2023 is as follows:

I. Payment of penalty.  
II. Submit the Aadhaar-PAN link request.

Documents to keep handy:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Mobile number linked to Aadhaar

I. Payment of penalty

Follow the below steps to pay the penalty for linking PAN-Aadhaar numbers:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax e-Filing Portal.

Step 2: Click the ‘e-Pay Tax’ option under the ‘Quick Links’ heading.

Step 3: Enter the ‘PAN’ number under ‘PAN/TAN’ and ‘Confirm PAN/TAN’ column, enter mobile number and click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 4: After OTP verification, it will be redirected to e-Pay Tax page. Click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 5:  Click the ‘Proceed’ button under the ‘Income Tax’ tab.

Step 6: Select Assessment Year as ‘2023-24’ and ‘Type of Payment (Minor Head)’ as ‘Other Receipts (500)’ and click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 7: The applicable amount will be pre-filled against ‘Others’ option. Click ‘Continue’ button and make the payment.

You can pay the late penalty on Income Tax e-filing Portal through net banking, debit card, over the counter, NEFT/RTGS or payment gateway option. However, you can pay the penalty through the payment gateway option when you have a bank account with the following authorised banks:

  • Axis Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • City Union Bank
  • Federal Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • IndusInd Bank
  • Jammu & Kashmir Bank
  • Karur Vysya Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • RBL Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India 

After making the payment, proceed to link your PAN with Aadhaar card immediately.

II. Submit Online/Offline Requests for Linking of Aadhaar Number and PAN

You can do online linking of the Aadhaar number with your PAN by logging on to the Income Tax e-filing portal. There are two ways of linking your PAN to your Aadhaar:

1. Without logging in to your account 

2. Logging in to your account 

Method 1: Without Logging in to Your Account 

Step 1: Go to the Income Tax e-filing portal. Under quick links, click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ tab.

Step 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click the ‘Validate’ button.

Step 3: Enter your name as per your Aadhaar card and mobile number and click the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button.

Step 4: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click the ‘Validate’ button.

Step 5: The request for PAN Aadhaar linking will be sent to the UIDAI for validation. 

If the payment details are not verified on the e-filing portal: 

After validating PAN and Aadhaar, you will see a pop-up message “Payments details not found”. Click on ‘Continue to Pay Through e-Pay Tax’ button for the payment of fee since the payment is the pre-requisite to submit the Aadhaar PAN link request.

You will have to make the payment through e-Pay Tax complete the request of linking PAN-Aadhaar.

Method 2: Logging in to Your Account 

Step 1: Register yourself at the Income Tax e-filing portal, if you are not already registered. 

Income tax home page image

Step 2: Log in to the e-filing portal of the income tax department by entering the user ID.

Step 3: Confirm your secure access message and enter the password. And click ‘Continue’ to proceed further.

Step 4: After logging in to the website, click on ‘Link Aadhaar’. Alternatively, go to ‘My Profile’ and select ‘Link Aadhaar’ under the ‘Personal Details’ option.

Step 5: Enter your Aadhaar number and click the ‘Validate’ button.

Step 6: A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar number has been successfully linked to your PAN card.

Once you have sent a request to link PAN with Aadhaar to activate your PAN card which is inoperative due to non linking PAN-Aadhaar, the UIDAI will process the request. However, the reactivation of PAN card will take around 30 days from the date of submission of request. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

While trying for PAN-Aadhar linking, I got a message that the authentication has failed. What should I do?

The authentication fails due to a mismatch in the data between your PAN and Aadhaar. You can check for the correctness of the data such as name, date of birth, and mobile number, amongst others.

How do I link PAN and Aadhaar if there is a mismatch in name or date of birth?

To Initiate the Aadhaar linking process, enter your PAN and Aadhaar number, your name, date of birth and mobile number details as per your Aadhaar card; the income tax department will send an OTP on the registered mobile number to enable the linking. In the case of a mismatch in the date of birth, you need to update your Aadhaar card data.

Can I file my ITR if my PAN and Aadhaar are not linked?

You need to quote your Aadhaar number for the purpose of filing your income tax return. In the absence of an Aadhaar number, you need to quote an Aadhaar enrolment number.

Is Aadhaar PAN linking mandatory for Non-Resident Indian (NRI)?

Only resident Indians can get an Aadhaar number. An individual whose stay in India is 182 days or more in the previous 12 months, immediately before the date of an Aadhaar application is a resident. An NRI need not obtain Aadhaar and link their PAN with Aadhaar.

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