Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card

It has become a mandatory process to link your PAN with Aadhaar. This is an important process because this will allow your income tax returns to be processed. Linking of your PAN with Aadhaar is also required if you are carrying out banking transactions for amount of Rs.50,000 and above.

The process to get your PAN linked with Aadhaar is very simple. We will have a look at some of the steps you can follow to link your PAN with Aadhaar.

Ways to Linking PAN with Aadhaar

There are two ways through which you can link PAN and Aadhaar. These are:

  • Through the Income Tax e-filing website
  • Sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161

Step 1: Visit Income Tax Site

Step 2: Provide the PAN, Aadhaar number, and name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card

Step 3: Tick the square if only the birth year in mentioned in the Aadhaar card

Step 4: Enter the Captcha code. (Visually challenged users can request for an OTP instead of the captcha code. The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number)

Link aadhar card with pan

Step 5: Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar‘ button.

Link aadhar card and pan

Linking PAN with Aadhaar by Sending an SMS

To link PAN with Aadhaar by sending an SMS. You need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> on your mobile

Step 2: Send it to 567678 or 56161

SMS ‘UIDPAN Aadhaar-number PAN-number to 567678

Importance of Linking PAN Card with Aadhaar Card

Both the PAN card as well as the Aadhaar card are unique identification cards that serve as proof of identity that are necessary for registration and verification purposes.

The government has urged all entities to link their PAN cards with their Aadhaar cards. This is being done for the following purposes:

    1. Prevent Tax Evasion:

By linking the Aadhaar and PAN cards, the government will be able to keep tabs on the taxable transactions of a particular individual or entity, whose identity and address will be verified by his Aadhaar card. This will effectively mean that every taxable transaction or activity will be recorded by the government.

As a result, the government will already have a detailed record of all the financial transactions that would attract tax for each entity, making tax evasion a thing of the past.

    1. Multiple PAN Cards:

Another reason for linking PAN with Aadhaar is to reduce the occurrence of individuals or entities applying for multiple PAN cards in an effort to defraud the government and avoid paying taxes.

By applying for more than one PAN card, an entity can use one of the cards for a certain set of financial transactions and pay taxes applicable for those. Meanwhile, the other PAN card can be used for accounts or transactions that the entity wishes to conceal from the Income Tax department, thereby avoiding paying tax on them.

By linking the PAN and Aadhaar card, the government will be able to link the identity of an entity through his/her Aadhaar card, and subsequently have details of all financial transactions made through the linked PAN card. If there are multiple PAN cards registered under the same name, the government will be able to identify the same and take corrective action.

In case you failed to link your PAN with Aadhaar, you will have to submit a signed Aadhaar seeding form by visiting the nearest PAN Centre. You must note that along with the Aadhaar seeding form you must carry all the relevant documents such as PAN and Aadhaar.

However, the physical seeding of Aadhaar with your PAN is a chargeable service.

Given below are the steps you will have to follow to check the status of linking of Aadhaar Card with PAN:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department’s official website and go to Aadhaar Status or click on the link incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/aadhaarstatus.

Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar and PAN number.

Step 3: Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.

You can check the status of linking of Aadhaar with PAN via the SMS facility as well. You will have to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in format given below:

UIDPAN < 12-digit Aadhaar number> < 10-digit Permanent Account Number>

If your Aadhaar has been successfully linked with PAN then you will be able to see the message ‘Aadhaar (Aadhaar number) is already associated with PAN..in ITD database. Thank you for using our services’.

Benefits of linking your PAN with Aadhaar

Some of the benefits of linking your PAN with Aadhaar are:

  • It removes the possibility of an individual having more than one PAN Card.
  • Linking of Aadhaar with PAN allows the Income Tax Department to meticulously detect any form of tax evasion.
  • The process of filing income returns become considerably easy as the individual is not required to provide any proof of him or her having filed their income tax returns.
  • Linking of your Aadhaar with PAN will prevent the latter from getting cancelled.
  • The linking of PAN with Aadhaar will help in having a summarised detail of one’s taxes attached to Aadhaar for future reference.

In some cases, you may not be able to link your PAN to the Aadhaar. Most of the time, the reason for the rejection would be the mismatch of information present in your PAN and Aadhaar. However, once the corrections have been made, you will able to link the PAN and Aadhaar.

Procedure to Make Corrections to you PAN Card

It is important that the details present in the PAN Card are correct. In case the details are wrong, you will not be able to use it as a valid identity proof. The step-by-step procedure to make corrections on your PAN Card is mentioned below:

  • Visit NSDL website at https://www.tin-nsdl.com/downloads/pan/downloads-pan.html
  • Download the form 49AA
  • Fill all the details accurately.
  • You will be asked supporting documents for all the information you mention such as age proof, address proof, and proof of identity. The form will have a list of documents that are accepted and instructions to fill the form. Please read them carefully.
  • Affix your recent passport size photograph
  • Once you have filled all the information, please tick box on the left margin of the appropriate row that requires correction
  • Send the application by post to The INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT (Managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited), 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.

Procedure to Make Corrections in Aadhaar Card

In certain cases, the details mentioned on your Aadhaar Card may be wrong. It is vital that these details are corrected immediately. The process to make the corrections on the Aadhaar Card is simple and can be completed both online and offline.

  1. Online Method
    • Visit the official UIDAI website at https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update.
    • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number followed by a captcha code to login to your account
    • Choose the option that says “OTP.” A One Time Password (OTP) is then sent to the registered number
    • Enter the OTP and click the submit button
    • Select the fields in your Aadhaar Card that needs to be updated
    • Keep a scanned copy of the supporting documents ready as it has to be uploaded
    • Once the above step completes, an URN (Update Request Number) is generated. This is required for the further process
    • Once the Aadhaar is updated with the new information, a printout can be taken
  2. Offline Method
    • Download the Correction Form from the UIDAI website
    • Navigate to Resources> Enrolment Docs > Download Forms
    • Download the Aadhaar Correction Form
    • Fill the required details that have to be updated
    • You will have to attach necessary supporting documents to whatever changes has to be made
    • The updated form along with the attached documents have to be sent to this address: UIDAI, Post Box No – 99, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India.

It is important that the name mentioned on the Aadhaar Card and PAN Card is the same. In case of any mismatch, the below-mentioned procedure can be used to link the PAN Card and Aadhaar Card:

Complete name mismatch between Aadhaar & PAN

If the name is completely different in the Aadhaar Card when compared to the PAN Card, the correction will have to be made on the PAN database or Aadhaar database.

Partial name mismatch between Aadhaar & PAN

If there is some minor mismatch in case of your name in your Aadhaar card and PAN card, the same can be resolved in the following way:

  • If the name mismatch is minor, a One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to the user who has registered the same with Aadhaar
  • The OTP can thus be used for the verification purpose in case of a name mismatch
  • However, it is a must for taxpayers to make sure that the date of birth and gender details are the same

Correction facility for linking PAN with Aadhaar is launched by the Income Tax Department

The IT department has started the online facility for correction of errors in names and other information present on the Aadhaar document and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. The Income Tax department already launched the facility to link the PAN Card with Aadhaar. Now it has also added two hyperlinks on the official website for e-filing of tax. One link takes to the application page for Permanent Account number by an Indian national or a foreigner and the other link takes you to the page where you can update all the necessary changes. In order to update all the Aadhaar details, an individual can easily log on to the Aadhaar SSUP (Self Service Update Portal). He/she can also upload all the scanned documents that are needed as data update request proof.