The Government of India has made it mandatory for all individuals to link their PAN card to their Aadhaar card before the deadline of June 30, 2021, as failing to do so will result in the deactivation of your PAN by the Income Tax Department, and you will be unable to file Income Tax Returns, among other things. In its decision, the Supreme Court stated that citing an Aadhar card is required while filing income tax returns or seeking a new PAN. According to Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act, everybody who has a PAN as of July 1, 2017, and is eligible for Aadhaar must inform tax authorities of his Aadhaar number.
What is PAN Card?
Whether you're planning to buy a car or a house, participate in the stock market, or convert your Indian rupees to foreign currency, you will need PAN for each of these activities. The Income Tax Department's Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is one of the most crucial documents in today's world.
A PAN card assists the Income-tax Authority in keeping track of all financial transactions that may be relevant to determining an individual's or company's tax obligations, as well as lowering the likelihood of tax evasion. The pan card, which contains the person's name, date of birth, and photograph, is also accepted as proof of identity.
What is Aadhaar?
The Unique Identifying Authority of India issues the Aadhaar card, which is a 12-digit identification number that can be verified (UIDAI). It serves as both identification and proof of residency. The Permanent Identification Number, or PAN, is a ten-character alphanumeric identification issued by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT). It is required for income tax filings and also serves as confirmation of identity.
How to check PAN Aadhar Link Status Online?
To check PAN-Aadhaar link status, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit the e-Filing Income tax Website i.e. https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/AadhaarPreloginStatus.html
Step 2. Enter your PAN Number
Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar Number
Step 4: Click on the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status' button
Step 5: Your Aadhaar-PAN link status will appear on your screen
If your Aadhaar is not linked with PAN, you can follow the below methods to link Aadhaar and PAN.
Different Ways To Link PAN Card and Aadhaar Card?
You can link the PAN card and Aadhaar card through multiple ways, as mentioned below:
- Online using Income Tax e-filing website
- By sending SMS
- By filling up the form
How To Link Aadhaar And PAN by sending SMS?
You can also send SMS to link your Aadhaar to your PAN. The procedure is as follows:
Step 1: Type a message in the format UIDPAN .
Step 2: From your registered mobile phone, send a text message to 567678 or 56161.
Step 3: The Aadhar will be successfully linked to the PAN if the information provided is correct.
PAN -Aadhar Link Offline, by visiting the office
You also have the option of directly linking your Aadhaar to your PAN. To link Aadhaar with a PAN card, you must go to the NSDL PAN Service provider, fill out the requisite form, and give the necessary documentation.
Link Aadhaar and PAN through Income Tax Website
Step 1: Visit Income Tax E-Filing Website https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home.
Step 2: Click on the Link 'Aadhaar' below the option 'Quick Links.
Step 3: Enter your PAN, Aadhaar Number and Name as per Aadhaar.
Step 4: Enter the captcha code
Step 5: Click on the Link Aadhaar option.
The authentication fails because your PAN and Aadhaar numbers don't match. You can verify the accuracy of data, such as your name, date of birth, and phone number, among other things.
Benefits of linking aadhaar and PAN
- The Aadhaar-PAN link will make the income tax filing procedure more efficient and convenient. It will allow you to file your taxes without having to use a physical signature or a digital signature.
- It also allows you to open a bank account online without having to provide any additional documentation.
- You have the option of authenticating their tax returns using their Aadhaar card.
- Through Income Tax login, you will be able to view all of your transactions.