The last date for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar is today – March 31, 2021.Otherwise the PAN card is likely to become invalid. If not linked, one may also be liable to pay a penalty of ₹ 1,000 as per the Finance Bill 2021.The Aadhaar number can be easily linked with PAN card online as the Income Tax (I-T) department enables users to link the two identification numbers through its website.
Steps to Follow:
- Go to the income tax return e-filing website – www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on ‘link Aadhaar’option.
- Enter your correct PAN card Number (Permanent Account Number), and your Aadhaar Number, as well as your Full Name (as given on Aadhaar card).
3.Fill in other details in the designated field such as date of birth etc. Enter the captcha code.
Now, select the relevant options and click on the ‘link Aadhaar‘ button at the bottom of the page
Linking of Aadhaar Number and PAN via SMS
Now you can link your Aadhaar and PAN through SMS also. The Income Tax Department has urged taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an SMS-based facility. It can be done by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161. Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in the following format: UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 123456789123 AKPLM2124M