How to link aadhaar with pan card to file income tax return?

By | July 15, 2017

Link Aadhaar with PAN Card

Government had earlier notified last date to link aadhaar with pan card as 30th June but has now the date is extended and a new one page form is issued to link the both the documents.

link aadhaar with pan card

As we all know that Income tax department has made linking of Pan Card with Aadhaar mandatory to file income tax return, thus it becomes necessary to first link both the documents before filing ITR.

So here we are listing all the available ways to link aadhaar with PAN card:

SMS Based Linking

The easiest way to link aadhaar with PAN card is to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:

UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar number> <10-digit PAN card no>

For example: UIDPAN 1122233445566 AAAPN9999Q

But one point to note is that SMS based linking facility is only useful when both the documents have identical names, if there is any minor mismatch between both then the linking cannot be done through this method and one must use online facility for the same.

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Online Based Linking

Another easy option is to link aadhaar with PAN card is through portal. On the screen click on the “Aadhaar Linking with PAN made Simple”

link aadhaar with pan card

from where you will be taken to the next screen. You will have to fill in your PAN card number, aadhaar number and the name as per aadhaar, if you have old aadhaar card with only year of birth then check the box of “I have only year of birth in Aadhaar Card” else leave it unchecked and click on link aadhaar button to proceed. An OTP or one-time password will be required to validate the transaction. Please note that the OTP will be received on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar.

link aadhaar with pan card

Please make sure the name, date of birth and gender of aadhaar is matched with PAN card to link flawlessly. In case there is any mismatch in the name but gender and date of birth is matched then you can additionally provide aadhaar OTP to proceed with partial name match. The OTP will be received on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar card.

One page Form

Government has issued one page form to manually link aadhaar with pan card. You just need to fill in your PAN car number, aadhaar number, names (to be matched exactly) and give a signed declaration that

  1. Aadhaar number provided in the application form has “not been provided” by for the purpose of linking it with “any other PAN”.
  2. I have “not been allotted any other PAN than the one mentioned” on the form.
  3. “I understand that complete security and confidentiality shall be ensured for my personal identity data provided for the purpose of Aadhaar-based authentication.

Even the individuals whose income is below the taxable limit, needs to link aadhaar with pan card by a date to be notified as per section 139AA of the income tax act else the person’s PAN would become invalid and he would face problem in all the monetary/financial transactions in which PAN is required to be quoted.

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