Finance Ministry in a notification on Saturday announced the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended from September 30 to December 31, 2019.
The last date of linking Aadhaar number and PAN is September 30, 2019, notified by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on March 31, 2019. But, the deadline was before extended from August 31, 2017, to December 31, 2017, and to March 31, 2018, followed by June 30, 2018.
The government is yet to notify the implications in case the linkage isn't done by the specified deadline. The rule about the consequences of not linking PAN with Aadhaar revised in the 2019 Budget.
1. Online Linking of AADHAAR with PAN CARD
You can link the two by visiting the income tax e-filing portal. There are two ways – either without logging in to your account or by registering/logging in to your account.
A. Linking Aadhaar with PAN without logging to your account
i) Visit the portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
ii) Click on the link at the left side, which says ‘Link Aadhaar’
iii) Enter the required details, i.e. your PAN card number, Aadhaar number, your full name
iv) Verify your details and click on submit
v) The linking of your Aadhaar with PAN card will be confirmed from the UIDAI
B. Linking Aadhaar with PAN by logging in to your account
i) Visit the portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and register/login to your account
ii) A pop-up window, prompting you to link your Aadhaar with PAN, will appear on the screen. You can go to the blue tab on the top bar named ‘Profile Settings’ and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’, in case you do not see the pop-up window
iii) Details that you already must have entered at the time of registering on to the portal will appear on the e-filing portal. You need to verify those details with that on your Aadhaar card
iv) Enter your Aadhaar card number, captcha code and click on ‘Link now’
v) You will receive a pop-up message, saying your Aadhaar has been linked to your PAN card.
2. Linking your PAN and AADHAAR via SMS
Taxpayers can link their Aadhaar with PAN through an SMS, as notified by the Income Tax Department. You may follow the below steps for the same
i) Send an SMS from your registered mobile number to 567678 or 56161 (any one of the given two numbers)
ii) The SMS should be in the format - UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar>10-digit PAN
iii) You will receive a confirmation message once the procedure is completed.