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Amidst the many changes that the government has introduced in the economic outlook of the nation, one of the amends is the compulsory linking of the Aadhaar card to your Pan card. The government has extended the deadline for the same by the end of this financial year. Before we hop into the process of how, let’s understand why.

WHY LINK AADHAAR CARD TO YOUR PAN CARD?

  • According to the new government guidelines, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar Card to your Pan Card, to facilitate transactions and other related processes in the Income Tax filing. 
  • Linking is also required if you’re carrying out bank transactions of more than 50,000 Rs.

HOW TO LINK AADHAAR TO YOUR PAN CARD?

There are two ways in which you can link your Aadhaar card to your Pan Card. 

  • Visiting the e-filing website
  • Visit the official e-filing website at  www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
  • Click on the option of ‘Link Aadhaar’.
  • Fill the relevant field with accurate information. Make sure to double-check the same.
  • Enter all the information required on the page. The information must be per the details on your Aadhaar Card and Pan Card.
  • Enter the captcha code or choose the option of filling in the OTP. If opting for the latter, an OTP would get sent to your registered mobile number. Fill the field with the same.
  • Using SMS services
  • In your messaging application type ‘UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar number><10-digit PAN number>’ 
  • Send it to 567678 using your registered mobile number, the number that you have linked with your Aadhaar and Pan Card.

Either of the processes will conveniently link your Aadhaar Card to your Pan Card in just a few minutes. 

Have You Linked Your Aadhar Card To Your Pan Card?

HOW TO CHECK THE STATUS OF LINKING OF AADHAAR CARD WITH PAN CARD?

 After linking your Aadhaar Card to your Pan Card, if you wish to reconfirm the status, you can follow these steps to check the same:

  • Visit the official e-filing website at  www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
  • Click on the option of Aadhaar status
  • Enter the Aadhaar Card number and Pan Card number in the required fields.
  • Click on ‘view link aadhaar status’.

After completing the process the site will update you about the status of your Aadhaar link.

LAST DATE TO APPLY

The government extended the deadline to link the accounts four times. The deadline originally was 31st March’21 which was then extended to 30th June and then to 30th September. The deadline as per the recent instruction is to be 31st March’22. 

The extensions have been to address the issues faced by the taxpayers during the covid pandemic. 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Make sure that the information in your Pan and Aadhaar is correct.
  • Update your details in case your details do not match.
  • Add all the required information with utmost caution and care.

Linking your Aadhaar Card to your Permanent Account number can help you make your tax filings extremely convenient. Additionally, it lowers the risk of Tax fraud and identity stealing. Help the government in making digitisation in India a success. Link your Aadhaar to your Pan Card today. 


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