- December 31 last date for PAN holders to link Aadhaar
- Income Tax Department extended last date in September this year
- Taxman provides an SMS-based service for linking
If you haven't linked your Aadhaar number with PAN or Permanent Account Number already, December 31 is the last date to do so. The Income Tax Department in September this year extended the due date for linking the PAN with the Aadhaar by three months, marking the seventh extension in the due date for the public to link the two identification numbers. Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number is a 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) whereas PAN is a 10-character alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department.
CBDT extends the date for linking PAN & Aadhaar from 30th September, 2019 to 31st December, 2019. Notification issued on 28.09.2019. pic.twitter.com/XlWlDe136rIncome Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) September 28, 2019
Here's how to link the Aadhaar with the PAN online:
Aadhaar-PAN Linking - Through Income Tax Portal
In order to link a PAN with Aadhaar online, the assessee is required to log in to the e-filing portal, according to the Income Tax Department. (Also read: Aadhaar, PAN Steps To Expand Tax Base, Say Experts)
After login, the user can select the "link Aadhaar" option under "profile settings".
Aadhaar-PAN Linking - Through SMS Service
The Income Tax Department also provides an SMS-based facility to enable the linking of Aadhaar with PAN online.
In order to access this service, the user is required to send an SMS to either 567678 or 56161 in the following format, according to the Income Tax Department:
UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q
Name on Aadhaar and PAN must be identical
Both the facilities allow the user to link the Aadhaar with PAN if the name given in both the identification documents is identical, according to the Income Tax Department's website, incometaxindia.gov.in.