Aadhaar issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by the Government of India, is a unique 12 digit identification number for every individual Indian citizen. PAN (Permanent Account Number) issued by the Income Tax Department of India a unique 10 digit alphanumeric number for every taxpayer.
Under the current law, the government has mandated to link your Aadhaar with PAN. First the deadline given by the government to link PAN and Aadhaar from June 30, 2020, to March 31, 2021, but the deadline was extended to June 30, 2021, and the main reason is difficulties faced because due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Ways to link Aadhaar with PAN –
- 1. Through SMS, sending an SMS to 561161 or 567678.
- 2. Link Aadhaar with PAN Online (through incometax foportal)
1. Link Aadhaar with PAN through SMS
The SMS facility is also available for Aadhar PAN Link. It can be done in simple step –
- Text the SMS -> UIDPAN<Space><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>
- and send this SMS to 567678 or 56161.
2. Link PAN with Aadhaar through incometax online portal
The Income Tax Department advise taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with PAN, using official site of income tax department.
Step 1: Go to the Income tax foportal, on scrolling our services, click on second box Link Aadhaar With PAN.
Step 2: Enter the following details below:
- Aadhaar Number
- Name as per Aadhaar
- Mobile Number
Tick first box, if only year of birth mentioned in your Aadhaar card.
Tick second box, it is mandatory to proceed further.
then, click on Link Aadhaar box.
How to Check Aadhar PAN Linking Status
If you want to know whether your Aadhaar link with your PAN or not and after finishing the linking process you want to know your Aadhaar and PAN link status, just follow these steps.
Step 1. Visit the same website Income tax foportal, click on third box Know your Aadhaar-PAN link status.
Step 2. Enter the following details:
- Aadhaar Number
then, click on view link Aadhaar Status
What happens if you don’t link your Aadhaar Card with PAN
The central government extended the deadline of link PAN with Aadhar, due to the covid pandemic. now the deadline is June 30, 2021. It is mandatory to link Aadhar with PAN within the deadline, if you do not this then those PAN cards are useless and declared Inoperative, which are not linked.
In Budget 2021, a new section 234H added in the Income Tax Act, by the Union Government. As per the section if a PAN is linked with Aadhaar after deadline (after June 30), then the individual will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 1,000.