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How to link Aadhar to PAN: Know steps
The deadline to link your PAN Card with your Aadhar Card is March 31, 2020. Here is a complete guide which you can follow to link Aadhaar to PAN.
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India Today Web Desk
New Delhi
February 15, 2020UPDATED: February 15, 2020 12:58 IST








Steps you can follow to link Aadhaar to PAN | Representational image

The deadline to link your PAN Card with your Aadhaar Card has been extended several times. As per the latest notification, the Income Tax Department has said that Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative if not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2020. Hence, if you haven't linked your PAN Card with your Aadhaar card earlier, then you must link it within the given time.

Earlier, As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notification, it was defined that if you did not link your PAN Card with your Aadhaar card by December 30, 2019, your PAN Card will become invalid. However, as per the new rule, if the PAN card and Aadhar are not linked by the end of March 2020 then your PAN will become inoperative from April 1, 2020. Though the government is yet to define what it means by the term 'inoperative'.

However, do you know how to link your PAN with Aadhaar? Here is a step by step guide which you can follow to link your PAN with Aadhaar. You can check your PAN Aadhaar link online status by visiting the income tax e-filing website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.If you are already filing tax returns, chances are there that your PAN is already linked with Aadhaar. If you haven't done, then you need to link.

How to link Aadhaar number with PAN using e-Filing portal
If you are a taxpayer then you need to follow the below-given steps:
Step 1: Login on e-Filing portal using your registered username and password.
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Step 2: After login, you will get the "link Aadhaar" option under the 'Profile Settings'.
The Aadhaar number will be linked with PAN if your name and date of birth are identical to Aadhaar and PAN.

How to link Aadhaar number with PAN using SMS facility
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) provided the other methods also to link PAN and Aadhaar. You can even link your PAN and Aadhaar by sending a simple SMS. You just have to send an SMS to either of the PAN service providers namely NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited or UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited (UTIITL).
If you are a taxpayer then you can link your Aadhaar number with PAN by sending SMS to 567678 or 56161, you just need to follow the below-given format.
UIDPAN
Example of SMS to 567678 or 56161: UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q
The Aadhaar number will be linked with PAN if name and date of birth of taxpayer are identical to Aadhaar and PAN. Hence, you can link your Aadhaar number with PAN by any of the two ways:
Using the SMS facility
Using facility on e-Filing portal https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
You can even link your Aadhaar to PAN manually. You just need to fill in the form 'Annexure-1' and have to submit the application form with the supporting documents like:
Two Passport size photographs
Copy of PAN card
Copy of Aadhaar card

Important points:
Name, birth date and your gender as per PAN will be validated only against your Aadhaar details. You also have to ensure that Aadhaar number and name as per Aadhaar is exactly the same as printed on your Aadhaar card.

(Information source: Income tax website)
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