Many tax payers were using multiple PAN accounts to save tax. To deal with such cunning people, government of India has taken an initiative. As per new guidelines, all PAN card holders have to link Aadhaar card with PAN card. This way, concerned authority, Income Tax Department, will block multiple PAN cards belong to a single entity or person. To make Aadhaar and PAN cards linking easy, government of India allows everyone to link Aadhaar card with PAN card online and offline. To link your Aadhaar card to PAN card, you can visit e-filing website of the authority. You can also send a text message through your mobile to link Aadhaar card with PAN.
Before that, you may aware that Permanent Account Number (PAN) is an important document to file tax returns and also it can be used as an address proof, therefore, having more than one PAN card is against the law. On the other hand, Aadhaar card is a unique identification number issued by government of India, which contains your geographical and bio-metric data, to all its citizens. In future, Aadhaar may become a single document for all purposes like verification etc. Your Aadhaar is already connected to your bank account, mobile number, LPG connection, and now you have to seed Aadhaar card with your PAN card.
It’s a very easy process and hardly it will take two minutes. In this post, I’ll show you how to link Aadhaar card with PAN card online and offline (thorugh SMS).
How to link Aadhaar Card with PAN online –
Follow the steps given below to link your Aadhaar card with PAN card.
Visit official website of Income Tax Department (link- https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/).
From the side panel, click on Link Aadhaar. Or if you have created an account on the portal then you can login and then move your mouse on Profile settings and then click on Link Aadhaar.
In the next step, a form will appear on your computer screen, simply enter your 10 digit PAN card number and then Aadhaar card number. Next, if only birth year mentioned on your Aadhaar card then you will need to tick the box front of “I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card,” otherwise let it alone.
Then enter the captcha code in the box below. Subsequently, click on Link Aadhaar button.
Note: If you’re unable to read catcha code text then tick the box next to Request OTP. Upon ticking the box, you will need to enter a mobile number to receive one time password which you have to enter in the box.
That’s it. You have successfully linked your Aadhaar card with PAN card.
How to link Aadhaar card with PAN card through SMS –
You can also send an SMS from your mobile number to link Aadhaar card with PAN card. For that purpose, you will need to send a text message in the following format from your mobile phone to 567678 or 56161-
UIDPAN<space>Your 12 digit Aadhaar card number<space>10 digit PAN card number
e.g. UIDPAN 607000000000 DGLM0000l and send it to 567678 or 56161.
Above instructions will help your link Aadhaar card with PAN card. If you have any query then feel free to ask in the comment box below.
Important: If your Aadhaar card and PAN card details do not match with each other then you may face difficulty in this Aadhaar seeding process. You can read this post how to change address and other details on Aadhaar card online ; if you want to make changes in your Aadhaar data.