How To Link PAN With Aadhaar

17-Mar-2020

The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed linking of PAN with Aadhaar while reading out its verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. The apex court also said that quoting Aadhaar number is a mandatory to file income tax return (ITR) and for applying for a new PAN.

As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notification dated December 30, 2019, the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to March 31, 2020. If you do not link your PAN with your Aadhaar, then your PAN will become inoperative from April 1, 2020.

The government through a notification dated February 13, 2020 has clarified that what will happen once the PAN becomes inoperative. According to notification, those who link their PAN with Aadhaar after March 31, 2020 deadline, then the PAN will become operative from the date of intimation of Aadhaar number.

Also from April 1, 2019 it has become mandatory to quote and link Aadhaar number while filing tax returns unless specifically exempted. According to chartered accountants, an individual cannot file his/her ITR without linking the two first.

Here is how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar.

If you are already a registered user at income tax e-filing website

If you are already filing tax returns, chances are that your PAN is already linked with Aadhaar if you have mentioned it previously while filing ITR in the previous assessment years. It is done by the income tax department in case details of both are already available with it.

You can check if your Aadhaar is already linked to your PAN by visiting the income tax e-filing website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Login to the website by entering PAN (User ID), password and your date of birth. Once you are logged in and your account opens, click on 'Profile Settings' tab and select the last option 'Link Aadhaar'.

Login to the website by entering PAN (User ID), password and your date of birth. Once you are logged in and your account opens, click on 'Profile Settings' tab and select the last option 'Link Aadhaar'.

The screen will show the message, 'Your PAN is already linked to Aadhaar number XXXX1234'.

In case your PAN is not linked to Aadhaar then a form will appear where you will be required to enter details - name, date of birth and gender as per PAN records. Next your Aadhaar number. Click on submit after entering the captcha code appearing on the screen.

Once submitted, a success message will be displayed on your screen.

For non- registered users

If you don't want to register yourself at the e-filing website, there is another way using which you can link your PAN and Aadhaar. A hyperlink has been provided at the homepage of the e-filing website and also on the income tax website http://incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/default.aspx.

Just click on 'Link Aadhaar' on the e-filing website. A new form will appear where you are required to enter details - PAN, Aadhaar number, Name as per Aadhaar.

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