Here’s how you can link your PAN Card to your Aadhar and monitor its status. It is mandatory to link the two in order to process your income tax returns.
Follow these steps:
Here are the steps to link your PAN with Aadhaar via SMS:
If you are still determining whether your PAN and Aadhaar are linked, you can check it online through the e-Filing website and SMS.
Follow these steps to check Aadhaar PAN link status:
Follow these steps to check your PAN card Aadhaar card link status with SMS:
You will receive an SMS regarding your status in some time. If your Aadhaar and PAN are linked, you will receive this SMS:
“Aadhaar (your Aadhaar number) is already associated with PAN <your PAN>...in ITD database. Thank you for using our services.”
Please note that you can only use the e-Filing portal for PAN Aadhaar linking if you are an individual.
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Your PAN card and Aadhaar card are two of the most critical KYC documents. Linking them can help you and the government authenticate your identity as an Indian taxpayer. Moreover, you can only have one PAN and one Aadhaar number. Thus, the income tax department can have all your details in one place.
PAN is a 10-digit unique alpha-numerical character that identifies taxpayers. It’s just like a unique roll number assigned to you in a class where there are students with similar names. Similarly, the ITD separates two similar-looking identities with their name, date of birth, and father’s or spouse’s name. Thus, you can only have one PAN.
Linking your PAN with Aadhaar ensures further identification based on your address, biometrics and mobile number. So, the chances of you having more than one PAN decreases.
But why should you have only one PAN card? The ITD can collect all your tax information through your Permanent Account Number or PAN and calculate the applicable tax implications on your income. If you have more than one PAN, you might be able to open an alternative bank account for parking your money and evading taxes. This possibility can be avoided if every individual possesses only one PAN. The Aadhaar and PAN link helps in preventing tax evasion.
Once your Aadhaar and PAN are linked, you can easily file your income tax returns with no additional step to send physical documents for verification. If you haven’t linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you are required to submit these ITR-V and ITR-1 documents to the ITD office in Bengaluru:
However, if you have linked your Aadhaar card with PAN, you can e-verify your income tax returns.
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Link your PAN and Aadhaar to avail a host of benefits like e-verification of returns and ease of filing tax returns. With your Aadhaar linked with PAN, you can also prevent your PAN card from being cancelled. Check your Aadhaar PAN link status and link these documents if you still need to do so. The e-Filing website of ITD can help you link these documents quickly with only a few simple steps.
Here's how you canc check your PAN link status online -
You can check your link status via SMS this way -
You can check their PAN Aadhaar linking status through SMS by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format-
UIDPAN <12 digit Aadhaar number> <10 digit Permanent Account Number>
Next, you will receive a message stating their PAN Aadhaar linking status.
Those who have not linked their PAN and Aadhaar should do so before or on March 31, 2022, to avoid a penalty of Rs. 500 in the first three months and Rs. 1000 thereafter.