According to a judgment of the Supreme Court of 9 June 2017, if you have an Aadhaar card, it is mandatory to link it to PAN and to mention it in your tax returns.
People can visit the department’s official e – filing website to link the two identities, in both cases – the same names in both databases or in the case of a minor discrepancy.
The Income Tax Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN to Aadhaar with a two-step process that does not even require login or registration on the website for e-filing. Anyone can use this facility to connect their Aadhaar to PAN.
2 step process to link the Aadhaar card to PAN
Step 1 :
Go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click the link on the left pane – Link Aadhaar
Step 2 :
Provide PAN, Aadhaar No., and ENTER NAME AS IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling errors) and submit. The link will be confirmed after verification by UIDAI, the government website for Aadhaar.
In the event of a minor discrepancy in the name of Aadhaar, Aadhaar OTP is required. Please make sure the date of birth and gender are exactly the same in PAN and Aadhaar.
In a rare case where the name of Aadhaar is completely different from the name in PAN, the link will fail and the taxpayer will be asked to change the name in Aadhaar or PAN.
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The process of linking Aadhaar to PAN is also available after logging into the income tax website. The following steps are:
If you are not already registered, register first on the income tax portal.https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
Log in to the Income Tax Department’s e – Filing portal by entering the login ID, password and birth date.
A popup window will appear when you log on to the site, which will prompt you to link your PAN card to the Aadhaar card. If you don’t see the popup, go to the blue tab at the top of the “Profile Settings” bar and click on “Link Aadhaar.”
Details such as name, date of birth and gender are mentioned in accordance with the details submitted to the e-Filing portal at the time of registration. Check the details on your Aadhaar card with the details on the screen.
If the details match, enter the number of the Aadhaar card and the captcha code and click the button “Link now.”
A popup message will inform you that you have successfully linked your Aadhaar card to your PAN card.
Now you can also connect your Aadhaar and PAN via SMS. The Income Tax Department urged taxpayers to use an SMS – based facility to link their Aadhaar to their PAN. It is possible to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161.
Send SMS from your registered mobile number to 567678 or 56161 in this format:
UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 123456789123 AKPLM2124M