The government has mandated Aadhaar-PAN link, owing to an ease in tracking ITR filings. However, this decision has proven to be beneficial for taxpayers as well under several circumstances.
Keep reading to know different methods that you can follow to link your PAN CARD and Aadhaar number to reap its benefits.
Methods for Aadhaar-PAN Linking
To ensure that these two documents are linked, the government declared cancellation of PAN if it is not linked before the due date.
To link your Aadhaar and PAN at the earliest, first, you must make a payment via the NSDL portal to the concerned authorities. Once done, you can use different methods available for PAN-Aadhaar linking, which are as follows:
- Via e-Filing Website
- Via SMS
- Via Manual Form-Filling
Steps to Link PAN to Aadhaar Via E-Filing Website
You can follow the steps below to link your PAN to your Aadhaar via the e-Filing Website:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Income Tax Department.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Quick Links’ button present on the homepage.
Step 3: Select ‘Link Aadhaar’ option to proceed.
Step 4: Once done, you will receive a pop-up notification verifying your payment details.
Step 5: Click on continue to proceed to the next page.
Step 6: Enter your Aadhaar and PAN number.
Step 7: Click on ‘Validate’ button to move to the next page.
Step 8: Re-enter your PAN and Aadhaar number along with your name.
Step 9: Tick the two checkboxes underneath to proceed.
Step 10: Enter the OTP that you will get on your mobile, and click on ‘Validate’ button.
Once done, you will receive a notification regarding the confirmation of your request to link your PAN card and Aadhaar card. However, you can also do the same by sending a text message to concerned authorities.
Steps to Link PAN to Aadhaar Via SMS
Below are some steps that you can follow to link your PAN to your Aadhaar via SMS:
Step 1: Type a text in the format UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar> <10-digit PAN>
Step 2: Send it to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number.
Once the authorities verify your information, they will link the two immediately. However, a third method is also available that you can adopt for this process.
Steps to Link PAN to Aadhaar Via Manual Form-Filling
Below are the steps that you can follow to link PAN to Aadhaar via Manual Form-Filling
Step 1: Visit the nearest branch of NSDL.
Step 2: Ask an official for an application form to link your Aadhaar and PAN card.
Step 3: Accurately fill in your details that are required.
Step 4: Attach the essential documents such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, and birth certificate.
Step 5: Check the details and submit the form.
Once done, the officials will link your PAN with your Aadhaar number. Ideally, after a few days, you should check if the officials have linked your PAN and Aadhaar numbers.
Steps to Check If PAN Card Is Linked with Aadhaar Card
Below are some steps that you can follow to confirm if your PAN card is accurately linked to your Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of Income Tax.
Step 2: Login to your account using your date of birth, User ID, and password.
Step 3: Click on ‘Profile Settings’ tab to see the dropdown menu.
Step 4: Select ‘Link Aadhaar’ option to move to the next page.
Step 5: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number.
Step 6: Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Card Status.
Once done, the link status will automatically appear on your screen. However, if they are not yet linked, you can take several steps to rectify or update any information on your PAN or Aadhaar card.
Steps to Take If Aadhaar & PAN Card Are Not Yet Linked
You can follow the steps below to rectify information online for your PAN card:
Step 1: Navigate to the official website of NSDL at https://nsdl.co.in/.
Step 2: Select the option ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data or Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in Existing PAN Data)’
Step 3: Enter the essential details accurately.
Step 4: Complete the KYC details.
Step 5: Submit the duly filled form.
Step 6: Make the necessary payments.
You can follow the steps below to rectify information online for the Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI at https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar number.
Step 3: Put in the CAPTCHA code accurately.
Step 4: Select OTP option.
Step 5: Enter the OTP that you have received on your registered mobile number to proceed.
Step 6: Make the changes applicable to your Aadhaar card.
Step 7: Upload the necessary documents to complete your application.
You can also update your Aadhaar and PAN card information offline. Linking your Aadhaar and PAN number can provide you several benefits.
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Advantages of PAN-Aadhaar Linking
Below are some benefits of linking PAN card and Aadhaar card:
- Once you complete the process, the chances of PAN card deactivation will be minimised, which would otherwise pose a hurdle while filing ITRs.
- Authorities can easily track the taxes you are paying and avoid the hassles of multiple PAN for a single individual.
- You can access all the details of the tax that you have paid against the Unique Identification Number.
- Linking your Aadhaar card with your PAN card will authenticate your ITR filings.
- You can get lower TDS rates on completing this process.
- Income tax officers can easily monitor the ITRs filed.
- You will not have to provide your e-signature while filing your ITRs anymore.
Considering these advantages, Aadhaar-PAN link is an essential process that you should not delay. Additionally, you should link your Aadhaar card with your phone number so that you can avoid any inconveniences during official procedures.