How to Link Aadhaar & PAN before Deadline Online? How to Check Status?
Extending a big relief to taxpayers, the IT department has extended the last date for linking Aadhaar Card and Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card to March 31, 2021. Amid COVID 19 lockdowns, people are unable to move out of their places and update their key documents and complete various transactions. Keeping in view of the current hassles of tax payers, the IT department has also extended various other important timelines such as last date for filing ITR for FY 2019-20 is now Nov 30 and so on. If you are yet to link PAN-AADHAAR, you have an extended deadline till the end of this financial year.
Since Supreme Court’s 2018 verdict, it is mandatory to link 14 digit Aadhaar number with PAN card for filing of ITR. All new PAN card applicants are automatically linked to Aadhaar. However all those who were issued PANs before, need to get the two important documents linked on a priority basis. Missing the deadline can Cancel your PAN. The Aadhaar & PAN serve as two critical identity certificates that are required to establish your identity. From ITR filing to opening for a Bank Account to applying for Personal Loan/ Credit Card, requires Aadhar and PAN Card verification.
How to link Aadhaar and PAN?
It is very convenient to link your PAN and Aadhaar online. All you need to do is visit the income tax department’s e-filing portal and share the request. On verification, the request will be processed.
Steps to link PAN with Aadhaar:
a) Visit income tax e-filing portal: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
b) You need to register before submitting the request. The existing PAN Number is the user id.
c) To Log in, enter User ID, password and date of birth.
d) Now click on link your PAN with Aadhaar.
E) Alternatively, click on Link Aadhaar under ‘Profile Settings’ in Menu bar.
e) A pre-filled form as per PAN records will appear.
f) Verify, according to Aadhaar and click on link now. You cannot link the two documents if there is a mismatch. You will require to correction done before the linking process.
These simple steps can be completed in a few minutes.
What happens in case you miss the deadline to link Aadhaar & PAN?
The income tax department will mark all the unliked PAN cards as “inoperative” after the deadline.
All those who are not sure if there PAN is yet linked to Aadhaar, can also check the status on the income-tax department’s e-filing portal.
Steps to check the Aadhaar PAN linking Status
1) Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/aadhaarstatus
2) Enter PAN and Aadhaar Number
3) Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’. The status of the linking is displayed in the next screen
Send SMS UIDPAN < 12 digit Aadhaar number> < 10 digit Permament Account Number>
to 567678 or 56161 to check the status of your PAN-Aadhaar linking.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Aadhar Pan Linking
✅ How can I link Aadhaar with PAN?
You can link Aashaar with PAN online or through SMS. The online application can be sent at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in website. It is a paperless process. For SMS request, send UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar> <10-digit PAN> to 56161.
✅ What is the last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN?
The deadline for linking the Aadhaar with PAN has been extended till 31 March 2020 due to COVID induced disruptions.
✅ Do I any document for linking Aadhaar with PAN online?
You do not need any documents for linking Aadhar and PAN online. All you need is Aadhaar number, PAN number, along with an internet connect and device to access the dashboard on Income Tax India efiling Website. The pre-condition to complete the process however is only one- the information on the two documents should match. In case of the mismatch, one needs to update the information before making the request for Aadhaar & PAN linking.
✅ What if PAN Aadhaar not linked?
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by the deadline, which is currently March 31, 2020, your PAN stands to become inoperative.
✅ How do I check status if my Aadhaar is linked with PAN or not?
You can check status of Aadhaar and PAN linking online or by sending an SMS. These are quick and hassle free steps. Visit incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in website and click on Link Aadhaar under ‘Quick links.’ Share your PAN and Aadhaar number and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status.’ Alternatively send an UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar> <10-digit PAN> to 56161.
✅ Can I de-link Aadhaar number?
Yes. Yes, you can delink Aadhar and PAN by visiting the Income Tax office of your region. The same can also be requested online by raising a complaint on e-Filing website’s Home Page.