Easy way of linking Pan with Aadhar
Linking PAN with Aadhar has been made mandatory by Government of India and the last date is extended to 31st march 2021. After that the unlinked PAN Card will become useless.
What is PAN?
Permanent Account Number (PAN), is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
The main objective of PAN is to use an universal identification key to track financial transactions that might have a taxable component to prevent tax evasion. The PAN remains unaffected by change of address throughout India.
Easy way to Link PAN with Aadhar
Method through e-filing website is:
Step 1: Visit Income Tax Website
Step 2: Provide details like PAN, Aadhaar number, name as per Aadhaar, and captcha. If your aadhaar card has only year of birth, then you must also tick the option: ‘I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card’
Step 3: Following that, tick the box ‘Request OTP’.
Step 4: Provide mobile number and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’
Once submitted successfully, a message will be displayed on your screen showing your PAN is successfully linked to Aadhaar.
Other methodsa) By sending an SMS to PAN service providers If you are unable to link your PAN and Aadhaar using the e-filing website of the department then there are other ways for linking PAN and Aadhaar. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in its notification dated June 29, 2017 has provided other methods to link PAN and Aadhaar other than the methods mentioned above. You can link your PAN and Aadhaar by sending a simple SMS.
You can send an SMS to either of the PAN service providers namely NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited or UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITL). You can simply send SMS in a specific format using a keyword to the either 567678 or 56161. The format is: UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><SPACE><10 digit PAN>
For example, if your Aadhaar number is 111122223333 and PAN is AAAPA9999Q. Then you are required to send SMS to 567678 or 56161 as UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q NSDL and UTI won’t charge you for this. However, SMS charges as levied by the mobile operator will be applicable.
Why SC makes PAN-Aadhaar mandatory?
The Supreme Court while delivering its verdict on the Aadhaar Act made the linking of Aadhaar with PAN mandatory. While certain sections of the Act were removed by the apex court, making the linking of Aadhaar and PAN mandatory is expected to help the government. Following are the reasons why the court allowed PAN-Aadhaar linking:
- Detecting fake PANs:
- Ensure Tax compliance:
- Carry out document verification:
- Help in the easy financial trail: