It is mandatory to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar number by July 31 this year to pay income taxes. The move is to curb tax fraud through the use of multiple PAN cards.
However, there are many issues that you could face due to the use of special characters in the initials and punctuation in names, and changes in surnames. In short, sometimes the exact name on the other, may not match the exact name on the PAN card. Here are things you need to know about how to modify the difference in names in both Aadhaar card and PAN card so they match.
If there is the difference in the names in Aadhaar card and PAN card, it will be a problem. You have to apply for a name correction in any of your identity proofs. Name correction in Aadhaar and PAN card is a time-consuming process. The government is offering a solution for this now if your name on the Aadhaar does not match your name on the PAN card, you can upload a scanned copy of PAN to get the work done. Read Also: Where Do You Need To Quote PAN Number Post Demonetization?
Through Aadhaar website
An individual can log into the Aadhaar website and request for a change in the name. This process will be verified using a one-time password on the phone number registered with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Many women got married and changed their surnames. For them, a One Time Password will be used to modify the name. The OTP will be sent to their Aadhaar registered mobile number. The name change will be done by matching the date of birth with Aadhaar database. Now You Need Aadhaar For These 14 Things
The tax department is planning to introduce an option on the e-filing portal through which taxpayers can choose to link the Aadhaar without changing the name by opting for a One-Time Password (OTP), provided that the year of birth of the person matches in both documents.
Change in spellings
With the linking of PAN with Aadhaar being made mandatory, individuals can log on to e-filing website of the income tax department or NSDL, but the seeding cannot happen if the name is differently spelled in the two cards like the use of the full name in PAN and initials in Aadhaar. How To Get PAN Card Within Two Days?