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Linking Aadhaar with PAN Card

The government of India has made it mandatory for linking of aadhaar with PAN otherwise your income tax return will not be processed.

If any individual has to carry out a bank transaction which is above Rs 50,000, then one has to get the linking of aadhar with PAN Card done. The linking of PAN number with aadhar is a simple procedure and it is done through various methods. The government of India has set a deadline of September 30, 2019, for linking PAN with Aadhar.

How to link Aadhaar with PAN Card via online?

Individuals can link their PAN with Aadhaar by following the below mentioned simple procedure:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax e-filing web portal.
Step 2: Enter your PAN number and Aadhar Number in the form.
Step 3: Enter your name as provided in the Aadhar card.
Step 4: If your year of birth is mentioned in the Aadhar card then tick the square box in the form, to proceed further.
Step 5: Enter the captcha code as mentioned in the image for verification.
Step 6: Click on the ‘Link Aadhar’ option to proceed further.
Step 7: A – pop up message will appear confirming the successful linkage of PAN with Aadhaar number.

Note: For visually challenged individual users, OTP request can be raised instead of captcha code. The OTP will be sent to the respective registered mobile number.

How to link PAN number with Aadhar via an SMS?

Follow the below mentioned steps to link your Aadhar with PAN:

Step 1: Type a message in the format UIDPAN
Step 2: Send the message to 56161 or 567678 from your registered mobile number
Step 3: You will get a confirmation message about linking your aadhar with PAN

For Example: If your Aadhaar number is 456514521487 and PAN is ABCDE1234X, type UIDPAN 456514521487 ABCDE1234X and send it to 56161 or 567678.

Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card

The abbreviation for PAN is the Permanent Account Number. It is a ten character alpha-numerical identification card issued by the Income Tax Department in India to anyone who applies for it.

The PAN is a unique identification card issued to all the judicial entities which are identifiable under the Income Tax Act of 1961. The PAN Card acts as an important documentary proof which can be used for identification purpose.

The PAN is a number, whereas PAN Card is a physical card which will consist of the Permanent Account Number (PAN), Name of the Individual, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Photograph, Digital Signature of the holder.

PAN Card is a lifetime document and it remains unaffected due to change in residential address.

The Income Tax Department in India will issue the PAN card with the help from authorized district-level PAN agencies like UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). Accordingly, there are various PAN Centres and TIN-Facilitation Centres located across the length and breadth of the country providing easy accessibility for individuals to get their respective PAN cards.

The process of issuing of PAN works on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model and this is done to maintain competent, austerity and efficacy of the PAN applications.

PAN card will be issued to individuals as well as entities who pay taxes and in includes companies, Hindu Undivided Family, Association of Persons, limited liability partnership, local authority, non - residents and so on.

Correction Facility for Linking Aadhaar Card with PAN

One should note that the names mentioned in both the aadhaar card and PAN card of an individual should match exactly. If in case of any discrepancies, then PAN cannot be linked with Aadhaar. UIDAI has provided an option for Aadhaar holders to make changes either in its official web portal or in NSDL PAN, in case of errors. 

Make Corrections in NSDL web site 

  • Users can correct their PAN details using the NSDL web portal. 
  • NSDL link will be redirected to the page wherein one can apply for the correction of your name. 
  • One should submit signed digital documents to get the PAN details updated. 
  • After correction of details in the PAN and confirmation by NSDL over mail, one can go ahead and link PAN with Aadhaar card. 

Make Corrections in UIDAI web site

  • Visit the official web portal of UIDAI
  • Now enter your Aadhaar number followed by security code. 
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number with Aadhaar. 
  • If you are changing the spelling of your name, only OTP is required.
  • To make changes or modify other details such as date of birth, gender and so on one has to send a supporting document for updation. 
  • Post-approval the user can link his/her PAN card with Aadhaar. 

What to do if you are unable to link PAN with Aadhaar card number?

It is mandatory to link Aadhaar card with PAN as per the government rules. The name of the applicant should remain intact in both PAN and aadhaar card. If there is a spelling mismatch then you will not be able to link aadhaar card with PAN. One has to compulsorily get their name corrected and only post-correction, one can easily link PAN with Aadhaar card.

Steps for Correction in case of spelling mistake of the name in PAN Card – NSDL website

  • Visit the e-filing web portal of NSDL
  • Select the option ‘Changes or Correction in existing PAN data or reprint of PAN card (No changes in existing PAN Data)’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Now proceed further and select the individual category and enter your details.
  • Make necessary payment fee and submit your form online after Aadhaar e-KYC
  • Your updated PAN after making necessary corrections will be sent to your residential address.
  • Once you receive your PAN card, you can proceed further and link your PAN with Aadhaar card.

Steps for Correction in case of spelling mistake of the name in PAN Card – Aadhaar Enrollment Centre

  • First, visit an aadhaar enrollment centre near you.
  • Carry a self-attested copy of your Proof of Identification.
  • Now fill in the Aadhaar Enrollment Form
  • Submit the form along with the necessary documents.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement slip which contains the update request number.
  • The URN can be used to check the status of the updated request.
  • After your request is processed and the name is corrected, you can link your PAN card with Aadhaar number.

Why is it important to link PAN card with Aadhaar Card?

Linking PAN with Aadhaar is very important for all the PAN cardholders due to the following reasons:

  • It is mandatory to link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card.
  • The Income Tax return form will not be processed is PAN is not linked with Aadhaar card.
  • Linking of PAN and Aadhaar will help to tackle the problems related to the multiple PAN card issues in the same name.
  • The user can get summarized detail of all the taxes levied on him or her for further reference.
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