The Government has made it mandatory for taxpayers to link their Aadhaar card with PAN by 30th June, 2023. If you fail to do that, your PAN card may get inactive. While some people have already done it, many of you may have a doubt if these documents are already linked.
In case your Aadhaar is not linked with your PAN card, you must link it before June 30, 2023 with a penalty of ₹1,000.
Read more to know how to link PAN with Aadhaar and how to check your Aadhaar PAN link status.
If you haven't linked your Aadhaar with PAN, follow these simple steps:
Post this, your Aadhaar and PAN will be successfully linked.
Here's how you can link Aadhaar with PAN through SMS:
Checking your Aadhaar PAN link status helps you avoid ITR fines and delays. There are two ways to check Aadhaar PAN link status. Either you can do it online, or you can do it through SMS.
If you want to check your Aadhaar PAN link status online, follow these steps:
If you want to check your Aadhaar PAN link status via SMS, follow these steps:
You will receive an SMS with 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.
The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a 10-digit code that identifies taxpayers. Factors such as name, date of birth, and father's or spouse's name are used to differentiate between similar identities. Individuals can only have one PAN. Linking PAN with Aadhaar provides additional identification based on an individual's address, biometrics, and mobile number, reducing the risk of multiple PANs.
Having only one PAN is crucial to prevent tax evasion. The ITD can use your PAN to collect and calculate taxes on your income. If you have multiple PANs, you can evade taxes by opening alternative bank accounts. To prevent this, it is important for every individual to have only one PAN. Linking Aadhaar with PAN can help.
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:
However, if you have linked your Aadhaar card with your PAN, you can e-verify your income tax returns.
Linking your Aadhaar card with your PAN card ensures its activation and validity. This helps authenticate your taxpayer identity, avoids holding multiple PAN cards, and simplifies tax returns without physical document submission. You can monitor the status of your Aadhaar-PAN link on the e-Filing portal or via SMS. This contributes to a more transparent and efficient tax system.
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Here's how you can check your PAN link status online:
Here's how you can do it:
No documents are needed to link PAN with Aadhaar. Know your Aadhaar and PAN numbers, have a linked mobile number for OTP verification, and pay a ₹1000 penalty before requesting to link your Aadhaar with PAN.
To link Aadhaar with PAN, a fee of Rs.1,000 must be paid in a single challan.