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Things to know about PAN and Aadhaar linking

Things to know about PAN and Aadhaar linking

The Income Tax Department made it mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar. The deadline was extended several times. The latest deadline is March 31, 2021.

In this context, here are some important things to know about PAN and Aadhaar linking:

  • If the PAN has not been linked by the deadline, it will become inoperative. PAN card is mandatory for almost all financial transactions. If it becomes inoperative, you cannot perform these transactions.
  • The IT department says that there will be no extension for linking these cards. It warned those who do not link their PAN and Aadhaar card, saying they have to face severe consequences under the Income Tax Act.
  • Besides, they will be fined a penalty of ₹10,000 under Section 272B of the Income Tax Act.
  • Linking of PAN and Aadhaar card is easy. It can be done through the income tax department official website or by way of SMS.
  • If you want to link through the IT website, then visit the website: Then log in to the website using your credentials. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar card details and name as per the Aadhaar card. Fill Captcha code in the box. Then, click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option to complete the process.
  • If you want to link by way of SMS, then send an SMS to 567678 or 56161. The format of the SMS is as follows: Type UIDAIPAN and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number without any space. After entering the Aadhaar card number, give space and enter the PAN card number.
  • People who already linked their PAN with Aadhaar card in the past and want to check the current status can check it in the following way: Visit the website: Enter PAN and Aadhaar number and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status. If you have already linked the Aadhaar and PAN, then the status will be displayed on the screen.

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