How to link PAN with Aadhaar Card Online and Using SMS, Check Status

How to link PAN with Aadhaar Card Online and Using SMS, Check Status
One can get the e-PAN from the income tax e-filing portal completely free of cost. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

PAN stands for Permanent Account Number which is a 10 digit alphanumeric identification allotted by the Income Tax Department. Linking Aadhaar with PAN has become mandatory as Income Tax returns cannot be processed if your Aadhaar is not linked with your PAN. Also, if you want to do banking transactions above Rs. 50,000, you will have to get your PAN and Aadhaar linked.

Linking of PAN card with an Aadhar card is a simple process and the government has provided various methods for the same. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhar card has been extended till March 31, 2022. There is more information about linking aadhaar with pan card online. It is explained in this article.

How to link PAN card with Aadhar card online through e-filing website

People can get their PAN and Aadhaar linked online by following the steps given below:

Step 1. You need to visit the Income Tax e-filing website and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option under Quick Links

Step 2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number

Step 3. Enter the name as mentioned in your Aadhar card

Step 4. If the date of birth is mentioned on your Aadhar card then you have to tick the box

Step 5. Tick Mark ‘I agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI’

Step 6. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ button

Step 7. Next, enter the OTP you received on your mobile number and click on ‘Validate’.

Step 8. A pop-up message will appear showing Aadhaar successfully linked with your PAN card.

How to link aadhaar number with PAN by sending an SMS

To link your Aadhaar with PAN, follow these steps:

Step 1:first, you need to type a message in the format

UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar> <10 digit PAN>.

Step 2: Send the message in the above-mentioned format to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number.

For example, if your Aadhaar number is 989654321612 and your PAN is ABCTS1234F, you need to type UIDPAN 989654321012 ABCTS1234F and send the message to 567678 or 56161.

Correction facility to link your PAN with Aadhar card

PAN and Aadhar card linking is successful only if all your details in both documents match. If there are spelling mistakes in your name, your PAN cannot be linked with Aadhaar. You can make changes by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center or through the portal of NSDL PAN. If there are errors, you can fix them by following these steps:

Step 1: User can correct his/her PAN details using the NSDL website

Step 2: NSDL link redirects to the page where you can apply for your name correction

Step 3: Submit the signed digital document to update your PAN details

Step 4: Once your details are corrected in the PAN card and confirmed by NSDL by mail, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar.

Unable to link your PAN with Aadhaar? Know what you can do here:

The government of India has made it mandatory for all individuals to link PAN cards with Aadhar cards before the deadline date (i.e. 31st March 2022) as failure to link Adhaar with PAN will result in the deactivation of your permanent account number by the Income Tax Department and you will not be able to file income tax return etc.

Also, make sure that your name should be the same on both the PAN card and the Aadhar card. If there is some mismatch in spelling, you will be unable to link Aadhaar with PAN. You will have to get your name corrected first and after the correction, you will be able to easily link your PAN with Aadhaar.

If your name is misspelled in the PAN card, follow these steps to make corrections:

Step 1: Visit NSDL’s e-filing website

Step 2: Select the option ‘Change or Correction/Reprint of PAN Card (No Change in Existing PAN Data)’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select an individual category and enter your details

Step 4: Aadhaar e-KYC. Make the payment after and submit your form online

Step 5: Your updated PAN will be sent to the address provided by you.

Step 6: Once you get your updated PAN card, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar 

Importance of linking your PAN card with the Aadhaar card

Linking PAN with Aadhaar is very important for all PAN cardholders due to the following reasons:

  • All PAN cards that are not linked with Aadhaar will be deactivated after March 31, 2022
  • Linking PAN with Aadhaar will help in solving the issue of multiple PAN cards issued in the same name.
  • Your Income Tax Return Form will not be processed if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar
  • The user will get a brief description of taxes levied on him for future reference