Link PAN and AADHAR with ITR: As per the current income tax laws an individual is required to quote or mention their Aadhar number while filing an income tax return (ITR). Apart from this, individuals are also required by law to link their PAN with their Aadhar number.
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhar, it is likely that you will not be able to file your ITR. The notification issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) dated March 31, 2019, said that with effect from April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number while filing ITR as required under section 139AA(1)(ii) unless specifically exempted. The notification further specifies that tax return cannot be filed either electronically or manually without quoting Aadhaar number.
The Government has made it very easy to link PAN and Aadhar with ITR. People can either get their documents linked online or by simply sending the SMS.
Link PAN and AADHAR with ITR by SMS:
The taxpayer has to type a message UIDPAN
For example, if a taxpayer’s Aadhaar number is 123456789123 and his PAN is ABCDE1234T, he has to type the message UIDPAN 123456789123 ABCDE1234T and send it to 567678 or 56161.
Link PAN and AADHAR with ITR Online:
- Visit the ITR e-filing website (https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/).
- Click on the Link Aadhaar option in the Services section.
- Enter your PAN number.
- Input your Aadhaar number.
- Enter your name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card.
- Tick the square if only your birth year is mentioned in your Aadhaar card as the date of birth.
- Enter the verification code and click on the Link Aadhaar button.
Your Aadhaar will be linked instantly with your PAN. However, your PAN will not be linked with Aadhaar if details like name, gender, and date of birth do not match in both documents. In that case, you will first have to get your details corrected and then link both documents again.