Link PAN to Aadhar on Income Tax Portal

PAN to Aadhaar link

Ever since the government made it mandatory to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar Card), there has always been some confusion or the other regarding the complete PAN Card to the Aadhaar linking process. Interlinking is essential for several reasons. Firstly, officials can track every individual’s income tax-related transactions. Secondly, the PAN to Aadhaar Link can make executing transactions above the threshold of INR 50,000 easier. Lastly, it will be prudent for individuals who haven’t already coupled both documents as there will be a fine involved for late interlinking. 

In this article, we’ll explain the complete process of how to link PAN with Aadhaar on the Income Tax portal.

For Linking PAN to Aadhaar, one can follow an easy process. Moreover, authorities have offered few provisions to do the same. Firstly, users can do so via the Income Tax e-filling online portal. The Aadhaar PAN linking via IT Portal can be done either by logging in to the portal or by not doing so. There is no mandatory requirement for logging in before one can make a linkage among both documents. Lastly, the traditional way is by using the SMS service. Users can send a certain SMS from their registered mobile and get the job done.

All the processes involved in getting the task done have been laid down below. 

Since the government has mandated the linking of Aadhaar cards and PAN numbers, they try to reduce the complexity of the process as much as possible. Currently, there are various critical transactions that need proper authentication and monitoring. With the likes of income tax e-filing systems in place, it has become crucial to curb any kind of misuse or mishaps. The authorities have already extended the Aadhaar-PAN linking dates on various occasions, and any more delay can get you a payment penalty. 

For linking PAN and Aadhaar, there is no need to log in or get registered on any platform anymore. Users can simply use the Income Tax e-filing portal straight away by entering in information such as Aadhaar number and PAN number. The procedure to link PAN to Aadhaar without a login on the Income Tax e-filling portal is as follows : 

  • Go to the official website of the Income Tax e-filling portal, i.e. incometax.gov.in
  • Select the “Link Aadhaar” option from the Quick Links section. 
  • Enter in your PAN, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar, and Captcha Image. 
  • Make sure to enter error-free details to avoid any rejection.
  • Once the verification is complete, the portal will display a message saying, “Aadhaar PAN linking is completed successfully.”   

The service can also be availed if you are registered with the Income Tax e-filling Portal. You can log in to your dashboard and carry on with a similar process to get your PAN-Aadhaar linking successfully. 

If you would like to be logged in while performing your Aadhaar-PAN linking, the follow the proceeds given below: 

  • Go to the official website of the Income Tax Portal
  • Login to your ID using your correct credentials, i.e. your User ID or registered email and password. 
  • Once you are in your dashboard, locate the option that says “Link Aadhaar to PAN”
  • Select the option and wait for your internet to respond
  • If the Internet fails to load at first, try hitting the reload button
  • You are allowed to take a break in between. For example, it might be time for your cat to overeat. 
  • Enter in the details including PAN number, Aadhaar number, Name on Aadhaar, Security Code, etc. 
  • Get an authentication OTP in your registered mobile number. 
  • The Aadhaar PAN link will be completed.
  • Post-completion of your Aadhaar to PAN link, an auto-generated SMS will be prompt from the officials confirming the status of the same. 

Alternatively, users also have the provision of using an official SMS service to couple PAN cards with an Aadhaar Card. The below-mentioned steps will give you an idea about how to link PAN to Aadhaar by SMS service. 

  • Enter the characters UIDPAN, followed by your 12-digit Aadhaar Number, followed by your 10-digit PAN card number from your phone
  • The above-mentioned sequence needs to be sent to either of the following numbers, i.e. 567678 or 56161

Once you send the request, you will receive an auto-generated confirmation message after which the linking will be initiated. 

Benefits of Linking PAN to Aadhaar

More than being a compulsory process to complete, there are indeed some benefits of linking PAN to Aadhaar. Surely, you are saving some money that could be your penalty for delayed PAN-Aadhaar linking. Other than that, it eases government supervision involving taxes and enables major KYC authentication that needs PAN Cards. While these uses are common, there are various other merits of linking PAN to Aadhaar as well. 

  • It majorly exposes all the multiple PAN Card individuals who are potentially motivated to evade tax filings since Aadhaar number is unique to all. This can help the officials in pinpointing the fraudulent users and taking punitive actions against them.
  • The government will have a better tracking system for taxpayers. They can use the transaction records of a cardholder and audit their tax payments. 
  • Consequently, individuals with a clean history of tax payments have a better chance of availing of benefits such as visa grants and loan sanctions.   

How to Check if My PAN is Linked to Aadhaar or Not?

The PAN to Aadhaar Card link status can be monitored both online and offline. The online method can be used via the Income Tax e-filling portal. And the offline verification can be done via SMS service. Ever since the government made it compulsory for linking PAN to an Aadhaar card, many users have been wondering if both their documents are linked or not. To check the status online via the official website, follow the steps provided below: 

  • Go to the official website of the Income Tax e-filling portal, i.e.  incometax.gov.in
  • Locate the option that reads “Link Aadhaar Status”
  • You will be redirected to the URL - https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/link-aadhaar-status 
  • Enter in your PAN Number and Aadhaar Number
  • Click on “View Link Status”

Alternatively, you can also check the Aadhaar PAN link status by using the SMS services. Here is the detailed guide laid down below.

  • Write a text from your SMS app on your phone with the pattern as follow - UIDPAN > followed by 12-digit aadhaar number > followed by 10-digit PAN number. 
  • There are spaces between each category
  • Send the SMS to either the numbers 567678 or 56161
  • If the aadhaar-pan link status is an affirmation, a text message will be reverted back which reads, “Aadhaar (Aadhaar number) is already associated with PAN..in ITD database. Thank you for using our services”.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who Needs to Link PAN with Aadhaar?

It is mandatory for everyone who is eligible to get an Aadhaar Card and has a PAN allotted to them. There is a deadline to get the PAN linked with the Aadhaar with a small penalty. This is because of repeated extensions of the last date given by the authorities. The current deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linking is 31st March 2023.

What is the Last Date to Link PAN with Aadhaar?

The government has extended the last date to link PAN with aadhaar to 31st March 2023. Since the extensions were repeated several times, the authorities have decided to charge a small fee for getting the linking done. The linking done before 30th June 2022 will now cost INR 500, while linking done from 1st July 2022 to 31st March 2023 will cost INR 1000.

How Long Does it Take to link PAN to Aadhaar?

Ideally PAN - Aadhaar link can be done via the online website of the Income Tax e-filling portal and is done then and there itself. Other than that, users can also use the SMS service, which again usually is done then and there itself. However, on occasions, the linking process can take up to 10 days as well. This is mainly due to heavy server traffic.

Vimal Vijayan Vimal Vijayan is a major in Philosophy with a background in Music, Artistry, Research, and Teaching. More often than not, he is as confused as a cow on an astroturf but oddly that's just his strategy for staying lazy. Also, he likes to play Chess. Fin.
Vimal Vijayan Vimal Vijayan is a major in Philosophy with a background in Music, Artistry, Research, and Teaching. More often than not, he is as confused as a cow on an astroturf but oddly that's just his strategy for staying lazy. Also, he likes to play Chess. Fin.
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