It is still unclear what’s going to happen as there are no guidelines declared even after the New Year’s Eve deadline has passed. Whether an individual will need to apply for PAN again or it will be reactivated after linking with Aadhaar.
If you still haven’t linked your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar and want to learn how to do it, this article is for you.
All PAN cardholders are required to link their PAN with Aadhaar Card. However, the govt. has not yet clarified the meaning of the word “inoperative” although it has extended the deadline of PAN card linking (with Aadhaar) for the eighth time to March 31, 2019, from September 30, 2019.
Meanwhile, it’s still unclear what is going to happen after the March 31 deadline passes, whether an individual will need to apply for PAN again or it will be reactivated after linking with Aadhaar.
Linking your PAN card with Aadhaar is compulsory if you wish to file your tax return.
Here’s the easiest way to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the tax Department e-filing portal – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 2: Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ option on the left side of the homepage
Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and your name as per the AADHAAR Card.
Step 4: Tick the ‘I have the sole year of birth in Aadhar card,’ if you’ve got only the birth year on the Aadhaar.
Step 5: Mark ‘I comply with validating my Aadhar details with UIDAI,’ if you comply with do so.
Step 6: Enter the captcha code which is provided on your screen.
Step 7: Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ choice to request the linking of PAN and Aadhaar.
You can also check the status of the PAN-Aadhaar linking on the tax department’s website.
There is a possibility of linking failure between PAN-Aadhaar card within the following cases:
- Mismatch within the spelling and placing of the centre and surname can cause linking failure in PAN or Aadhaar card.
- If there’s a discrepancy within the date of birth.
- In case of a gender mismatch.
An Aadhaar-Pan mismatch will have to be rectified immediately just in case of any such discrepancies listed above. For changes over details on the Aadhaar card, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will need to be approached.
Similarly, UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd. will need to be approached just in case of an error within the PAN card.
After applying for correction, it’s likely to require every week for the respective agencies to urge the rectification done and send across the new cards to you.
Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India and PAN may be a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T Department to an individual, firm or entity.