Aadhaar PAN Link: PAN (Permanent Account Number) is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department of India to individuals, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs), corporations, firms and trusts. It is a unique identification number for all taxpayers. PAN is used by the IT department to track all taxpayer financial transactions. It is also used by banks, financial institutions and other organizations to verify the identity of their customers.
Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is based on biometric (fingerprint and iris) and demographic (name, date of birth, gender, address) data. Aadhaar is a voluntary scheme but is increasingly being used by the government and private sector for various purposes such as opening bank accounts, applying for loans and availing government services.
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Pairing of PAN with Aadhaar
PAN and Aadhaar are both important identification numbers for individuals in India. PAN is used for tax purposes while Aadhaar is used for various other purposes. Linking PAN and Aadhaar is a mandatory requirement for all taxpayers in India.
The Finance Act, 2017 had inserted a new section 139AA into the Income Tax Act, 1961 which requires every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar to provide his/her Aadhaar number when applying for PAN or providing earnings as of July 1, 2017.
PAN Aadhaar Link latest date
The last date for linking PAN to Aadhaar is June 30, 2023. After this date, your PAN will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to use it for official purposes, such as filing income tax returns, opening a bank account or investing in effects.
If you don’t need to link the PAN card to Aadhaar yet, you need to link it first June 30, 2023. Otherwise, you cannot use the same from July 1, 2023.
Once PAN cardholders miss this deadline, the 10-digit unique alphanumeric number will become inoperative.
How to check if PAN is linked to Aadhaar card?
Step 1: View PAN-Aadhaar link status without logging in at www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
Step 2: On the e-Filing Portal home page, go to ‘Quick Links’ and click on Link Aadhaar Status.
Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click on View Aadhaar Status link.
After successful validation, a message will be displayed regarding your Link Aadhaar status.
As the Aadhaar-Pan link is in progress, the message below will appear on the screen;
Your Aadhaar-PAN link request has been sent to UIDAI for validation. Check the status later by clicking the “Link Aadhaar Status” link on the homepage
If the Aadhaar PAN link is successful, the following message will be displayed;
Your PAN is already linked to given Aadhaar
How to View PAN-Aadhaar Link Status After Login
Step 1a: After logging in to the e-Filing Portal home page, go to your Dashboard and click Link Aadhaar Status.
Step 1b: You can also go to My profile > Link Aadhaar Status.
(If your Aadhaar is already linked, Aadhaar number will be displayed. If Aadhaar is not linked, Link Aadhaar status will be displayed)
- If validation fails, click Link Aadhaar on the Status page and you need to repeat the steps to link your PAN and Aadhaar.
- If your request to link PAN and Aadhaar is pending at UIDAI for validation, please check the status later.
You may need to contact the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer to unlink Aadhaar and PAN if:
- Your Aadhaar is linked to another PAN
- Your PAN is linked to another Aadhaar
Fees for PAN Aadhaar Link
The prescribed fee was Rs 500 till 30 Jun 2022 and Rs 1000 will be charged from 1 Jul 2022 till 30 Jun 2023 in a single challan which will apply before Aadhaar-PAN linking request is submitted on e-filing portal.