Earlier in June, Supreme Court sustained two laws: Making Aadhaar card mandatory for filling income tax returns and the linkage of Aadhaar card to Pan Card.

August 31 is the last date to link Aadhaar card to Pan, and if not done before deadline than income tax returns will not be processed.So, their are two methods to do this process.

Online Method By Going On Tax department’s e-filing portal

  1. Click here to go to the website.
  2. On the website, click on the link on the left saying Link Aadhaar.
  3. Now, enter your PAN number, Aadhaar number, name as per Aadhaar, and the Captcha, and then click on Link Aadhaar.
  4. This should link the PAN and Aadhaar, but if there is any discrepancy in your details, you’ll receive an Aadhaar OTP to confirm the linkage. Enter the OTP and click on Save to continue.
  5. You can also link the details after logging in to the income tax website. Log in as you normally would and then click on Profile Settings in the top menu.
  6. Next, find Link Aadhaar.
  7. Enter your Aadhaar number and click on Save to continue.

If you perform the above actions carefully and in a perfect manner you will see the successful Message on the screen. Show Below

But if you don’t feel comfortable with this process or if fails in any cases you may use this another method mentioned below.

link Aadhaar to PAN card by SMS

The Income Tax department’s facility to link Aadhaar and PAN by SMS provides users with two numbers: 567678, and 56161. You need to send the SMS in the following format – UIDPAN<SPACE>123456789012<SPACE>ABCDE12345. In this, the 12-digit number represents you Aadhaar number, while the second one is your PAN card number.

If your name is spelt differently in the records of the two agencies, you will receive an Aadhaar OTP via SMS for confirmation. However, if other details, such as date of birth or sex, do not match, you will have to head to the National Securities Depository Ltd. website (for PAN), or UIDAI portal (for Aadhaar) to change details so that they match.

Though the process to link Aadhaar to PAN by SMS or the Internet is a must for all taxpayers, it is mandatory for those whose incomes do not fall under the taxable bracket as well. According to the government, this step will help curb tax evasion in the country.

Still if you have any doubts related to this, leave you queries below in the comment section.