Government has now made link pan with aadhar card mandatory for the Indian citizens. The deadline for linking is 1st July 2017. People who have not done the linking can do it online. Visit incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in to link both the cards. If you do not have internet you can do it offline by SMS also. We have instructions on both the methods on this website. So let’s check the procedure in details below.
PAN and Aadhaar Card Link:
Earlier this year, Indian government set deadline to link aadhaar with bank accounts. Later they made aadhaar card mandatory for the people who file ITR.
Many people protested against the move but the government did not deter from its decision. Now it has made pan and aadhar link necessary by 1st July 2017.
Weather the decision is good or not is a controversial topic. However, many people have already linked their cards. The process is almost similar to the bank.
You have option of both online and offline registration. Online method is easy, fast and free. However, if you wish to link by SMS then the telecom operator might charge you.
So if you wish to link then get ready with your PAN number and aadhaar number. After the instructions we will also address some common questions that people are thinking regarding this.
Link Pan with Aadhar Online:
As we mentioned above, this method is best suited for individual. So if you have both the aadhar card and pan number, follow the instructions below.
- First, visit the official website of income tax e-filing, incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
- Next, fill the PAN number, Aadhaar Number, and Name.
- If you have only the year of birth mentioned in your aadhaar card then, check the box below.
- Next, you have to enter the security code as shown on the screen.
- If you are unable to identify the code clearly, you can request OTP.
- You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number.
- Finally, click on “Link Aadhaar” button.
Now you will receive a message that your link request is under process. Some people have name mismatch issue check the solution for that below.
Name Mismatch Solution:
Many people have slightly different names in their Pan card or the aadhar card. The IT department has kept this thing in mind and provided solution for that.
In case of sight name mismatch or misspell the people can link their card if the date of birth and gender is same. So, one must ensure that the date of birth is same in both the identity cards.
If there is mismatch in the name the person need to verify using the OTP he/she will receive by SMS on the registered number/email.
However, in case there is complete mismatch in the name, one cannot link at the moment. Change your name in either pan card database or aadhaar database.
If you wish to update your name in aadhar card then it is very simple. Click on the link to check our guide on the same.
Link aadhaar with pan by SMS:
If you are sure that your name in both the cards is same, you can link by SMS. The format of the SMS is given below.
UIDPAN<space><aadhaar number><space><pan number>
Just send the message in above format to 567678 or 56161. If everything is ok, you will receive SMS acknowledging that the request has been submitted.
If you have any question on the linking process, comment below. Check our other article on this website for help related to aadhaar card.