How To Linking Aadhaar Number With PAN Card: The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1.Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the government has made quoting of the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrolment ID a must at the time of application of permanent account number (PAN).
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through an amendment to tax proposals in the Finance Bill for 2017-18 had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to check tax evasion through the use of multiple PAN cards.
The revenue department said “every person who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the principal director general of income tax (systems) or DGIT (Systems)”.
How to link your Aadhaar Number with PAN
Steps 1: Visit the Income Tax department’s e-filing portal, www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. On Home Page, click on the Link Aadhaar’ button on the left pane.
Step 3: That’s it! Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN card.
How to link Aadhaar Number with PAN using SMS
- You Can Also Link The Aadhaar number with PAN through SMS too.
- SMS format to link Aadhaar with PAN
- Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:
- UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
- Example: UIDPAN 1221342112341234 AAAAAE12CC
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had upheld the validity of an I-T Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and ITR filing but had put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the issue of the right to privacy.
Pursuant to this, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had said the linking of Aadhaar and PAN will be a “must” for the filing of income tax returns (ITR) and obtaining PAN from July 1.
While Aadhaar is a biometric authentication issued by the UIDAI, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to individuals and entities.