The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date to link your PAN with your Aadhaar from 31 March 2023 to 30 June 2023.
This blog covers how you can link your Aadhaar and PAN online and offline.
The short answer - your PAN account will be deactivated. As you might be aware, the Finance Minister announced on 1 February 2023 that PAN will be considered a valid identifier for KYC documentation.
You can link your PAN card and Aadhaar in three different ways:
Let's explore the steps for each of them in detail.
To link your PAN card and Aadhaar online, follow these steps:
If you want to get your Aadhaar-PAN linking done quickly, you can simply send an SMS in the specified format to either of the following two PAN service providers:
The SMS should be sent to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:
For example, if your Aadhaar is 111122223333 and your PAN is AAAPA1234Q, then you need to send the SMS that will look like: UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA1234Q
You can also visit the service centre of any of the two PAN service providers, NSDL or UTIITSL, to complete the linking process. Once there, here is what you need to do:
The last date to link your PAN with your Aadhaar is June 30th, 2023. You must do this on time, failing which your PAN will be marked as inoperative. The Finance Ministry has also announced in the Budget 2023 presentation that the PAN will be a standard identifier document.
The deadline for linking your Aadhaar and PAN is June 30, 2023. If you do not complete the linking process by this date, your PAN will become invalid or inoperative. A fee of ₹1000 will be levied before you submit a request for an Aadhaar-PAN linkage request on the e-filing portal. This fee must be paid via the e-Pay Tax feature provided on the e-filing Portal.
No, the PAN is not automatically linked to your Aadhaar. You need to follow the steps outlined above to link the two numbers. If you have not done this, complete the linking process by June 30, 2023, to avoid invalidating your PAN.