PAN Aadhar Link

Are you an Income Tax Assessee? If so, then ensure to link your PAN and Aadhar before 31st March 2022. PAN Aadhar Link has been made mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns. If the linking is not done, then your Income Tax Returns will not be processed. Read this article for clarification of any doubts regarding the PAN Aadhar Link.

Aadhar Pan Card Link

Aadhar is a 12-digit unique number issued by UIDIA to every citizen of India irrespective of age. PAN — a permanent account number, is alpha-numeric and serves as a proof of identity. Both Aadhar and PAN serve as Proof of Identity, and Aadhar is necessary to avail of various Government subsidies as well as benefits declared by the Government from time to time.

PAN Aadhar link has been made mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns. Besides this, for financial transactions above Rs. 50,000/- linking of PAN and Aadhar is compulsory. The last date for the Aadhar to PAN link has been extended to 31st March 2022.

How to Link Aadhaar With a Pan Card?

Aadhar PAN link has been mandatory by the Income Tax Department for filing of Income Tax Returns. The Income Tax Returns will not be processed if the PAN Card Aadhar Link has not been done. The deadline for Aadhar Link with PAN Card earlier was up to December 2017 and was modified several times subsequently. The latest announcement states that the deadline for linking Aadhar with PAN has been extended up to 31st March 2022.

The PAN Aadhar link online can be done by visiting the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department. You should ensure that the Name in PAN Card, as well as Aadhar Card, are identical. If there are minor mistakes like wrong spelling, the same has to be updated in Aadhar Card before linking.

Different Method to Link Aadhaar with Pan Card

There are different methods for PAN Aadhar Link, and you can choose the one that is convenient for you.

PAN Aadhar link online using the official e-filing website of Income Tax Department

Link Aadhar option is available on the e-filing portal for both registered and unregistered individual taxpayers with a valid PAN and Aadhar. There are two options available.

  • Pre login for both registered and unregistered taxpayers
  • Post login for only registered taxpayers

Steps to be followed for Link Aadhar-Pre login

  • Access the Income Tax e-filing website
  • Click on the ‘Link Aadhar’ option.
  • On this page, enter PAN and Aadhar Number, Name as mentioned in Aadhar Card and mobile number.
  • If the date of birth is mentioned in Aadhar Card, click on the relevant box.
  • If only the year of birth is mentioned in Aadhar Card, click on 'I have only the year of birth on the Aadhar Card.'
  • Click on ‘I agree to validate my Aadhar Card’ to proceed.
  • Now click on ‘Link Aadhar.’
  • You will get the OTP on the mobile number entered.
  • Enter the OTP on the verification page and click on the ‘validate’ button
  • On successful completion, you will get a message about the Pan Aadhar link request being forwarded to UIDIA.

Also read, How to get Aadhar Card Download print if not yet received.

Steps to be followed for Link Aadhar-Post login

  • Visit the Income Tax e-filing website.
  • You will notice the Link Aadhar to PAN option on the dashboard. Click on Link Aadhar Option
  • You can also go to Link Profile and then choose 'Link Aadhar.'
  • On the Link Aadhar page, Name, Date of Birth and Gender as mentioned in the PAN will already be available. You should only enter the Aadhar Number and the Name as mentioned on Aadhar Card.
  • You should click on I agree to validate my Aadhar Card and proceed to click on Link Aadhar.
  • You will receive a message regarding the Aadhar PAN Card link request being forwarded to UIDIA.

Linking Aadhar to PAN through SMS

For Aadhar Card PAN Card link through SMS, you will have to send an SMS to 567678 or to 56161 from the mobile no. You registered, in the format given below:

UIDPAN<SPACE<12 DIGIT AADHAR<SPACE<10 DIGIT PAN

Additional Info: Check your PAN Card Status online.

How to Check Status of Adhaar Card Link with PAN

You can follow the procedure given below to check the status of the PAN link with Aadhar

  • Access the Income Tax e-filing website.
  • Enter your PAN
  • Enter your Aadhar Number
  • Click on the 'View Link Aadhar Status'
  • On successful validation, your Aadhar PAN link status will be displayed on the screen.

If the validation fails, then you will have to click on the 'Link Aadhar' option and repeat the same process of Link Aadhar.

If your request for the Aadhar Card PAN Card link is pending verification with UIDIA, then you will have to check the status later.

You should contact the e-filing helpdesk or lodge a request for delinking the Aadhar PAN link if 

  • Your Aadhar is linked to some other PAN or
  • Your PAN is linked with some other Aadhar
  • The problem of multiple PAN Cards issued in the same Name can be traced by linking Aadhar with PAN.

Also, Check your Aadhar Card Status online.

Importance of Pan Aadhar Link

Link with Aadhar is important for the following reasons:

  • If the Pan Card Aadhar Card link is not completed within the Aadhar Pan Link's last date, i.e., 31st March 2022, the PAN will be deactivated.
  • The income tax returns processing will be withheld if the Pan Aadhar Link is not done.
  • An abstract of taxes levied will be issued to the taxpayer for reference in the future.

Steps for Corrections in Aadhaar Card

Before proceeding to link PAN Card with Aadhar Card, ensure that the Name in the PAN Card and Aadhar is the same. In case there is a minor mistake like a spelling error, then the corrections can be done in the following ways.

1. Through the SSUP Portal, i.e., the Aadhar Self Service Update Portal

2. By submitting an application at the Permanent Enrolment Centre

Steps for Aadhar Update through SSUP Portal

  • Visit the SSUP Portal
  • Click on the login button.
  • Enter the 12 digit Aadhar Number, Captcha and then click on the 'Send OTP' tab
  • An OTP will be sent to the mobile number registered with Aadhar
  • Go to Services and click on the 'Update Aadhar Online' option.
  • Click on the 'Proceed to Update Aadhar' option on the next page.
  • Now select the 'Name Update' option and click on the 'Proceed to Update Aadhar' option. 
  • The existing Name on the Aadhar Card will appear on the screen.
  • Enter the Name with correct spelling and upload the supporting documents
  • Verify the updated details in the preview
  • Make the payment and click on the 'submit' button.
  • On successful payment, an Update Request Number will be given that can be used to track the status of Aadhar Update.

Steps for Aadhar Updation by visiting the Permanent Enrolment Centres

  • Visit any of the Aadhar Enrolment Centres.
  • Collect the form for Aadhar Correction
  • Fill up the Aadhar Correction Form
  • Submit the form along with self-attested supporting documents.
  • An acknowledgement with the Update Request Nujmer, i.e., URN number, will be given that will be necessary for tracking the Aadhar Card Update status.

PAN Aadhar Link FAQs

How can I link my Aadhar card with a PAN card?

Aadhar Card with PAN Card link can be done by visiting the Income Tax e-filing website.
You can also do the Aadhar PAN link by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in the format UIDPAN<SPACE<12 DIGIT AADHAR<SPACE<10 DIGIT PAN.

How can I check if my Aadhar card is linked to PAN?

There is a simple online method to check the PAN link with Aadhar status.

  • Visit the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department
  • Enter your PAN
  • Enter your Aadhar Number
  • Click on the 'View Link Aadhar Status'
  • If validation is successful, then the Aadhar PAN link status will be displayed on the screen.
  • If the validation fails, then you will have to click on the 'Link Aadhar'option and redo the 'Link Aadhar' process.
  • If validation is pending at UIDIA, then you will have to check the status later.

How can I link my Aadhaar card with PAN by SMS

You can link Aadhar Card with PAN Card by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in the format mentioned below:

UIDPAN<SPACE<12 DIGIT AADHAR<SPACE<10 DIGIT PAN

How can I link my mobile no with Aadhar?

Linking of mobile numbers with Aadhar cannot be done online. You will have to get the mobile number updated through an of the Aadhar Service Centres.

  • Visit any of the nearest Aadhar Service Centres.
  • Obtain an Aadhar Correction Form
  • Fill out the Correction Form
  • Submit it along with self-attested supporting documents.
  • You will get an acknowledgement with an Update Aadhar Request Number, i.e., URN number with which you can track the Aadhar Update Status.

How to do the correction if the Name in PAN is wrongly spelt?

Follow the procedure given below for corrections if the Name in PAN is wrongly spelt.

  • Access the e-filing website of NSDL
  • Opt for the option 'Changes or corrections in PAN data' or Reprint PAN (when there are no corrections in the PAN data)
  • Select the relevant option from the drop-down menu
  • After e-KYC make the payment and submit the request form online
  • The updated PAN will be dispatched to your address.