We do know about the latest and strict government rules of India. It is essential from 2016 that you need to link your Aadhar card with your Pan card to avail all of the income tax and other services. According to the latest information, the last date for linking Aadhar card with the Pan card is now 31st December 2019. Check steps on How to Link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card below.
If the person does not link their Aadhar card with the Pan card then, unfortunately, there will be some fine along with stopped services. If you have come across to this article, then you must be looking for the ways to link your Aadhar and the Pan card.
How to Link Aadhaar Card with Pan Card?
There are two main ways for linking Aadhar card with the Pan card. The two main ways consist of an online and offline method.
- Through the Income Tax E-filling website
- Via sending an SMS
#1 Through the Income Tax E-filling website
This could be the most convenient procedure for people who know how to operate online activities and to have internet connectivity. Let me explain using the steps.
- First, you need to visit the Income Tax E-filling website. You can visit from here: https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/LinkAadhaarHome.html?
- There you need to fill some information like Aadhar, Pan number along with the name mentioned on the Aadhar card. (Tick the square box if only the birth year is mentioned on the Aadhar card)
- Enter the captcha code. (You can even opt for the OTP instead of Captcha. The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number.)
- Enter the OTP or Captcha code.
- Click on Link Aadhar button.
That’s it. If you have followed this process correctly then within 24 hours, you will get a confirmation message on your registered mobile number that “You have successfully linked your Aadhar with the Pan card”.
#2 Via Sending an SMS
The second and most convenient way to link your Aadhar with the Pan card is via sending an SMS from the registered mobile number. It is for people who do not know about the operation of internet activity. Moreover, you only need to send one SMS.
SMS to 567678 or 56161 from the registered mobile number. To do so, you need to type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> and send it.
Example: SMS ‘UIDPAN Aadhaar-number PAN-number to 567678
Frequently Asked Questions
#1 If I don’t fall to the tax bracket? Do I still need to link my Aadhar with Pan card?
Yes, It is advisable that you early link your Aadhar with the Pan card to avoid any future issues. It is because linking Aadhar card with the Pan card is now necessary according to the latest government rules.
#2 Is it mandatory to create an account with Income Tax website for the linking process?
No, It is not mandatory to create a profile or account on Income tax website for linking aadhar card with the Pan card.
#3 How long the OTP is valid?
The OTP is valid for a maximum of 15 minutes. You need to use it before a particular time.
Here we come at the end. So, as we got to know about the last deadline of linking Aadhar with the Pan card is now 31st December 2019. It is advised to link your documents before the given time. In this article, I have added two main procedure to complete the linking process. If there is anything left to add or ask from your side. You can ask us in the comments section. We would be happy to help you.
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