PAN-Aadhaar Linking Simplified by Income Tax Deptt.

Income Tax Department simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar

The Income Tax Department has simplified the process for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar, in response to to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhar, where names did not match in both systems, like Name with initials in PAN and expanded initials in Aadhaar or vice versa.

Taxpayers can visit e-filing website of the Income Tax Deptt. and click on the link on the left pane-> Link Aadhaar, provide PAN, Aadhaar No. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed by the Income Tax Deptt.

In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided by taxpayer, when compared to the actual data in Aadhaar, One Time Password (Aadhaar OTP) will be sent to the mobile registered with Aadhaar. Taxpayers should ensure that the ‘Date of Birth’ and ‘Gender’ in PAN and Aadhaar records are exactly same. In a rare case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name in PAN, then the PAN-Aadhaar linking will fail and taxpayer will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.

There is no requirement to login or being registered on E-filing website. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.

This facility is also available after login on the e-filing website under Profile settings and choose Aadhaar linking. The details as per PAN will be pre-populated. Enter Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit.

Taxpayers are requested to use the simplified process to complete the linking of Aadhaar with PAN immediately. This will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using OTP sent to their mobile registered with Aadhaar.

CBDT Press Release dt. 11 May, 2017

Further, CBDT has issued Clarifications/ Highlights on the Judgement of Hon’ble SC in the matter of PAN-Aadhaar Linking. For details please refer the link, as under:

CBDT’s Major Highlights of SC Judgment on “PAN-Aadhaar Linking”

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  1. Avinash mahajam May 11, 2017

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