People who have been allotted permanent account numbers (PAN) are required to link it with their existing 12-digit biometric Aadhaar number by July 1.
Those who do not link their PAN with Aadhar will have their PAN canceled. Linking Aadhaar with PAN will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using OTP sent to their registered mobile with Aadhaar.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had announced in its notification dated May 11, 2017, the individuals that are not liable to link the two documents. These individuals are exempted from Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act.
You don't need to link your PAN with Aadhaar number if you fall into the following categories:
a) Those categorized as Non-resident Indians as per the Income Tax Laws
b) Not a citizen of India
c) Is of age 80 years or more at any time during the taxable year
d) Residents of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir
How to link Aadhaar and PAN?
If you are not falling into the above-mentioned categories, you need to connect the two documents. Follow these steps for that:
Taxpayers can go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Click on the link on the left panel link Aadhaar
Provide PAN, Aadhaar no.
Enter name exactly as given in your Aadhaar card and submit.
After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.
Over 7.36 Crore PANs linked
As per income tax data, nearly a quarter of 30 crore PAN holders have linked their unique alphanumeric number with Aadhaar. There are about 30 crore PAN numbers allotted, while Aadhaar has been alloted to about 115 crore people.