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Link PAN card with Aadhaar card : Step-by-step Process

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Hiral Vakil

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Link Aadhaar PAN
Last updated on September 20th, 2021

Latest Update

The last date to link Aadhaar with PAN was previously extended from the 31st of March 2020 to the 30th, September 2021 and now has again been extended to 31st of March, 2022. If you do not link your PAN with your Aadhaar, then your PAN will become inoperative, effective from the 1st of April 2022.

Moreover, from April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote and link Aadhaar number while filing Income Tax Return (ITR) unless specifically exempted. Thus, an individual cannot file their ITR without linking their Aadhaar to their PAN.

The amendment to link these two had come into effect from the 1st of September, 2019. According to the Budget 2019 documents, the law was amended to protect the validity of transactions previously carried out using PAN details.

Verify PAN Details
Check PAN (Permanent Account Number) details online using PAN, Name, Date of Birth and Status of the PAN holder.
Verify PAN Details
Check PAN (Permanent Account Number) details online using PAN, Name, Date of Birth and Status of the PAN holder.

  1. Lets understand the pre login process first

    Visit the e-Filing portal and click on the Link Aadhaar - Link Aadhaar Option Homepage

  2. Enter the required details

    Next, enter the required details such as PAN, Aadhaar, name as per Aadhaar and a valid mobile - Enter Valid Details to Link PAN Aadhaar

  3. Enter OTP

    You will receive a 6-digit OTP on the mobile number you entered. On the Verification page, enter the Mobile OTP and click - Link PAN Aadhaar - Validate OTP

  4. In the situation where you have logged in – Link Aadhaar

    On your Dashboard, under the Link Aadhaar to PAN option, click Link - Link Aadhaar from Dashboard option

  5. Enter Details

    On the Link Aadhaar page, your Name, Date of birth (DOB), and Gender as per PAN will be pre-filled and non-editable. Enter your Aadhaar Number and Name as per - Link PAN Aadhaar Post Login Details

  6. Link PAN Aadhaar

    If you have only year of birth in your Aadhaar card, click I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card. It is mandatory to select I agree to validate my Aadhaar details. Then, click Link - Aadhaar PAN Link

  7. Success Message

    On success, you will get a message about your Aadhaar-PAN linking request being sent to - Success Message of PAN Aadhaar Link

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Alternatively, you could also login to your e-Filing account and click on “Link Aadhaar Status” option from the dashboard and go through the validation process to check the PAN Aadhaar Link status.


Who needs to link Aadhaar with PAN?

According to a notification issued by the Finance Ministry, every person who has been allotted a PAN and who is eligible to get an Aadhaar number will have to link the two. The Supreme Court had also upheld Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making the PAN-Aadhaar linkage mandatory.

How do I check whether my PAN and Aadhar are linked or not?

Follow these steps to check the status of linking your PAN and Aadhaar.
– Visit the Income Tax e-Filing Portal.
– Enter PAN and Aadhar Details
– Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’

For whom is Aadhaar-PAN linking not compulsory?

Aadhaar-PAN linking presently does not apply to any individual who is:
– Residing in the States of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya;
– A non-resident as per the Income Tax Act, 1961;
– Of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year;
– Not a citizen of India.
However, these exemptions may change or be revoked later.

I cannot link my Aadhaar with PAN because there is a mismatch in my name / phone number / date of birth in Aadhaar and PAN. What should I do?

Correct your details in either PAN or Aadhaar database such that both have matching details. You can correct your PAN details on the TIN-NSDL website or the UTIITSL portal. Additionally, you can correct your Aadhaar details on the UIDAI website.

Can I link my PAN and Aadhaar manually / offline?

Yes, you can. Send an SMS from your mobile registered with Aadhaar to either of the PAN providers (NSDL or UTIITSL) at 567678 or 56161. Use this specific format in your SMS: UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar> <10-digit PAN>. Ensure there are spaces between UIDPAN, your Aadhaar number, and your PAN.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hi Sakshi,

    Go to the Income Tax Department website and fill up your name as per PAN, as per your Aadhaar card and your Aadhaar number.

    If there’s a name mismatch, you’ll receive an OTP on the phone linked to your Aadhaar card to continue.

    For date of birth mismatch, you can update either on the UIDAI website (for Aadhaar) or NSDL website (for PAN)