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How do I link PAN with Aadhaar Card ? Unique Identification Authority of India

Link PAN Card with Aadhaar

It has been made mandatory to link your PAN card with Aadhaar. Your income tax return would not be processed if your Aadhaar is not linked with PAN. Linking of your PAN with Aadhaar is also indispensable if you are carrying out banking transactions for an amount of Rs.50,000 and above.

PAN with Aadhaar Card
According to the IT Department, if you do not link your PAN to Aadhaar, then it will become invalid under Section-139AA of the Income Tax Act. And once it becomes invalid, you will not even be able to file ITR online and your tax refund may get stuck. Apart from this, you will not be able to use PAN in any financial transaction.

As per latest Govt. of India directive, if you fail to do PAN Aadhaar linking, your PAN will become ‘inoperative’ after June 30, 2021.

How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar

Linking PAN card with an Aadhaar card is very simple and you can link your Aadhaar number with PAN in any of the two ways:

Step 1: Using the SMS facility

Step 2: Using facility on e-Filing portal

How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar via SMS

To link PAN with Aadhaar by sending an SMS, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><Space><10-digit PAN> on your mobile

Step 2: Send it to 567678 or 56161

Example: UIDPAN 123456789123 ABCDE1234F

How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar via Income Tax e-filing website

Here is the procedure to link your pan card with Aadhaar through Income Tax e-filing website:

Step 1: Go to . Scroll down to reach the ‘Our Services’ tab.
Step 2: Click on "Link Aadhaar" option. A new page will be opened.

Step 3: Enter your following credentials

● Aadhaar no.,
● Name as exactly specified on the Aadhaar card and
● Mobile number
In case if only year of birth is mentioned in your Aadhaar card, then select the check box asking “I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card”.

Tick on the box that says, “I agree to validate my Aadhaar details”. It is mandatory to select this check box to proceed further for Aadhaar linking.

Step 4: Click on "Link Aadhar" tab .

Step 5: You will receive a 6-digit One Time Password on your mobile number. Enter this OTP on the verification page on your screen. Once you enter the OTP, click on ‘Validate’ button.   

How to Check the Status of PAN Card link with Aadhaar

Here is the key steps to check whether your PAN Card is linked with Aadhaar successfully or not.

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department’s official website and go to Aadhaar Status or click on the link

Step 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number.

Step 3: Next click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.

Step 4: If it was already linked, a message will be popped up - "Your PAN <XXxxxxxxxxXX> is linked to Aadhaar number <xxxx xxxx xxxx> "

Important Web-Links of PAN – Aadhaar Linking

Link PAN Card with Aadhaar:  ClickHere

Check PAN Aadhaar Link Status:  ClickHere

Official Website:  ClickHere
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