The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) announced that it has extended the deadline to link PAN and Aadhaar to March 31, 2018, from the current deadline of December 31, 2017. Here’s how to link Aadhaar with Pan Card. There are three different methods to do it.
For Registered Users
If you are already filing income tax returns, chances are that your PAN is already linked with Aadhaar if you have mentioned it while filing income tax return in the previous assessment years. It is done by the income tax department in case details of both are already available with it.
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
Just click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ on the e-filing website homepage. A new form will appear where you are required to enter details – PAN, Aadhaar number, Name as per Aadhaar.
A new form will appear where you are required to enter details – PAN, Aadhaar number, Name as per Aadhaar.
Once submitted successfully, a message will be displayed on your screen showing your PAN is successfully linked to Aadhaar.
2) By sending an SMS to PAN service providers
You can link your PAN and Aadhaar by sending a simple SMS. You can send an SMS to either of the PAN service providers namely NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited or UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITL).
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:
UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 3421342112341234 AAAAAE12EE
3) Manual linking by filing up a form (Annexure-I)
As per the above mentioned notification, CBDT has provided for a manual method as well to ease the problems of taxpayers in case the person is unable to sort out the problem of mismatch in the data of PAN and Aadhaar through other methods.
You can visit a service centre of PAN service provider, NSDL or UTIITSL. You will be required to fill in the form ‘Annexure-I’ along with the supporting documents i.e. copy of PAN card and Aadhaar card.
Unlike online services, this service is not free of charge. An individual is required to pay a prescribed fee to them. The fee charged depends on whether while linking, correction is made in the PAN or Aadhaar details.
For any correction in the PAN details, the fee charged is Rs 110. On the other hand, for correcting Aadhaar details, the prescribed fee is Rs 25.
Biometric authentication is compulsory in case there is a major mismatch in data of PAN and Aadhaar.