Last date to link Aadhaar card and PAN on March 31. Details here

Updated on Mar 31, 2021 02:10 PM IST

Here is how you can link Aadhaar card to PAN before March 31

Unless the deadline is extended again, all Aadhaar cards need to be linked to PAN by March 31.
Unless the deadline is extended again, all Aadhaar cards need to be linked to PAN by March 31.
By | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The last date to link your Permanent Account Number to your Aadhaar card is set for March 31 and a failure to do so could result in the PAN card becoming inoperative from April 1. Additionally, the central government will also impose a penalty of 1,000 on people who fail to link the documents as the government passed the Finance Bill 2021 in the Lok Sabha last week inserting the new 234H under which a person shall be liable to pay the penalty.

The central government extended the deadline to link both the documents several times because of the coronavirus pandemic. Unless the deadline is extended again, all Aadhaar cards need to be linked to PAN by the end of this month.

Here is how you can link Aadhaar card to PAN:

Using the income tax department’s portal

Step 1: Visit the income tax department’s e-filing portal: http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

Step 2: Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ section on the left.

Step 3: Fill in the PAN number, Aadhaar number, name and the CAPTCHA.

Step 4: Click on the 'Link Aadhaar' option. The income tax department will validate your details, thereafter your PAN- Aadhaar linking will be completed.

Using SMS service

The documents can also be linked by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number after typing UIDPAN and clicking send. The format for the SMS is: Type UIDPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number), put space (10-digit PAN) and send it to 567678 or 56161.

Linking Aadhaar card with PAN manually

In order to link the documents manually, visit a service centre for your PAN card and fill the ‘Annexure-I’ form. Attach the form with a copy of the PAN and Aadhaar cards. For linking the documents manually, a prescribed fee is charged, unlike the online linking which is free.

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