“Your key to seamlessly avail online, a world of Income Tax facilities! Link your Aadhaar with your PAN;” Income Tax Department said on Twitter.
Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to an inhabitant of India and PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the IT (income tax) department to any person, firm or entity. The Income Tax Department has insisted taxpayers link their Aadhaar with their PAN. The department issued advertisements in leading national dailies and enlightened how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS.
“Aadhaar can also be seeded into PAN database by quoting Aadhaar in PAN application form for new PAN allotment or by quoting Aadhaar in change request form used for a reprint of PAN card,” it said in the advertisement.
Now you can Link your Aadhaar Card with Pan by sending an SMS ‘UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digits PAN>’ to 567678 or 56161.
The government, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it obligatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of Income-Tax returns (ITR). The link requires a person to fill in his PAN number, Aadhaar number, and the exact name as given in the Aadhaar card.
How to Link your Aadhaar Card with Pan online:
People can also visit the official e-filing website of the department to link the two numbers. It is important to know that it is when in both the cases identical names in the two databases or in case where there is a minor mismatch.
After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one-time password) will be required. The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number in the Aadhaar database.
In simple steps;
- Taxpayers can go to http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
- Click on the link on the left panel “Link Aadhaar”
- Provide PAN, Aadhaar number and enter exactly the name as given in Aadhaar card and submit.
- After verification from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the linking will be confirmed.
PAN holder may also visit websites of PAN Service providers NSDLeGov (www.tin-nsdl.com) and UTIITSL (www.utiitsl.com) or income tax department (www.incometaxindia.gov.in) where the link of e-filing has been provided. Also, Aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for PAN with effect from July 1, 2017.