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Guide On How to Link PAN and Aadhaar Before Deadline - 31 March 2023

The government has mandated linking PAN cards with Aadhaar. This is crucial for every PAN holder otherwise income tax returns will not be assessed. However, the PAN card will become nonfunctioning if the two identification cards (Permanent Account Numbers and Aadhaar) are not linked before 31 March 2023.

Guide On How to Link PAN and Aadhaar Before Deadline - 31 March 2023

The government has mandated linking PAN cards with Aadhaar. This is crucial for every PAN holder otherwise income tax returns will not be assessed. However, the PAN card will become nonfunctioning if the two identification cards (Permanent Account Numbers and Aadhaar) are not linked before 31 March 2023. The Income Tax Department said in a post “PAN holders are mandated to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the end of March of this year”. If they fail to do so then it will be "nonfunctioning". They will be restricted from filing income tax returns & accessing the services related to the PAN if they fail to link their PAN with their Aadhaar by 31st March 2023. Thus, the Central Board of Direct Tax posted on social platforms “The last date is coming soon! Do not delay. Link it before the deadline. Before March 31, 2023, all PAN holders must link their permanent account numbers (PAN) with the Aadhaar card. The unlinked PAN will be considered as nonfunctioning documents from April 1, 2023. We have mentioned below the steps for linking a PAN card with an Aadhaar card.

How to Link PAN With Aadhaar Online

Go to the official website of the Income Tax Department of India, https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/login. Login here with your credential information. Your PAN and Adhaar number will be taken to create a user ID. After registration, log in to your account with your user ID, password, and date of birth. A notification on your screen will be displayed including the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. If the notification is not displayed, go to the 'Quick Links' section on the left side of the homepage & select the 'Link Aadhaar' option on the Enter your Aadhaar number, PAN number, and name as per your PAN card. If applicable, select the checkbox stating "I only have the year of birth mentioned in my Aadhaar card." Later on, type the Captcha code shown on your screen to verify. When the details provided by you are verified, a confirmation notification regarding the successful linking of your Aadhaar and PAN card will be displayed. At last, your PAN card will be linked with your Aadhaar card.

How to Link PAN With Aadhaar Via SMS?

Type your message in UIDPAN format. For example - If your Aadhaar number is 827362826273 and your PAN is MNOP1234X, then type (in UIDPAN format) (456514521487 ABCDE1234X) The SMS must only be sent from your registered number to 567678 or 56161. You will get a confirmation message about your PAN and Aadhaar card linking.

Benefits of Linking PAN With Aadhaar

The government had mandated to link your PAN with Aadhar. But many of us do not know what benefits will it provide to the taxpayers. Right! Thus following are the benefits of linking PAN with Aadhar. Easy ITR filing for taxpayers Linking PAN with Aadhaar makes it easy for taxpayers to file their income tax returns online. Preventing Tax Evasion: Linking PAN with Aadhaar helps prevent tax evasion by ensuring that the same person is not using multiple PANs. Facilitating KYC: Linking PAN with Aadhaar makes the KYC process easier for taxpayers to open bank accounts, and apply for loans, and other financial services. Quick Processing of Income Tax Refunds: Linking PAN with Aadhaar helps in the quick processing of income tax refunds. Note - If there is a spelling mismatch, you cannot link your Aadhaar card with your PAN. Thus, make sure that you fill proper details during the process. One can easily link PAN with an Aadhaar card following the above-mentioned steps.

How to Make Corrections in case of Spelling Mistakes of the name in PAN Card – NSDL website

Visit the e-filing website 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. Continue by choosing the specific category and entering your information. After completing Aadhaar e-KYC, pay the required money and submit your form online. After completing the necessary adjustments, your revised PAN will be delivered to your residential address. Once you receive your PAN card, you can proceed further and link your PAN with Aadhaar card.

How to make corrections in case of spelling mistakes of the name in PAN Card – Aadhaar Enrollment Centre

First, go to an Aadhaar enrollment center near you along with a self-attested copy of your Identification proof. Now fill in the Aadhaar Enrollment Form Submit the form along with the important documents. Then you will get an acknowledgment slip including the update request number. You can use the URN (Uniform Resource Name) to check the status of the updated request. After processing and correcting the spelling mistakes in your name, can link your PAN card with your Aadhaar.

Frequently asked questions

The deadline for linking PAN and Aadhaar is 31st March 2023.

Linking PAN and Aadhaar is mandatory as per the Income Tax Act, 1961. It helps to eliminate duplicate PANs and also helps the government to identify tax evaders.

You can link your PAN and Aadhaar by visiting the Income Tax Department's e-filing portal or by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number.

No, it is not mandatory for NRIs to link PAN and Aadhaar. However, if they have taxable income in India, they must file income tax returns and provide their PAN.

No, there is no fee for linking PAN and Aadhaar.

No, you cannot link multiple PANs with one Aadhaar. Each PAN must be linked with a unique Aadhaar.

If you do not link your PAN and Aadhaar before the deadline, your PAN may become invalid and you may not be able to carry out financial transactions or file income tax returns.

Yes, you can link your PAN and Aadhaar offline by submitting a signed copy of Form 49A to the nearest PAN service center along with a copy of your Aadhaar card.
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