Growth in ITRs filed by Individuals is 25.3% with 2.79 crore ITRs having been received upto 05.08.2017.— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) August 7, 2017
How to link Aadhaar with PAN
Through income tax e-filing website
A facility available on the Income Tax Department's e-filing website - incometaxIndiaefiling.gov.in - enables assessees with identical names given on Aadhaar and PAN as well as those with a minor mismatch to link the two identities.
The taxman has outlined steps to carry out this task through the portal:
Enter your PAN, Aadhaar and name given on the Aadhaar Card. The name detail to be filled in this step is case sensitive.
Click on 'Link Aadhaar' button to proceed.
An OTP or one-time-password will be sent to the mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
For all taxpayers whose name given in the Aadhaar card and PAN card are identical, a simple SMS-based facility is provided to achieve the linking. Such assessees need to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the format: UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN>
For example: UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q
However, in case of assessees whose names given in the Aadhaar and PAN cards have a "minor mismatch", according to the Income Tax Department, the linking can be achieved using an online facility.
Give Aadhaar in PAN application form
Aadhaar can also be seeded into the PAN database by quoting the biometrics-based identity number in the PAN application form - for allotment of a new PAN or for reprint of PAN card, the taxman has said.
More than 11.44 lakh PANs have been deleted or de-activated in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person as on July 27, Parliament was informed earlier this month.
How you can check whether your PAN is active:
Go to the Income Tax Department's e-filing website.
On the next page, fill up your details carefully. You need to enter details such as name, status (individual, Hindu Undivided Family etc.), date of birth and phone number.
On the next page, enter the OTP or one-time password received on your registered mobile number and hit 'Validate'.
Fill in the required details again and click 'Submit'.
Meanwhile, direct tax collections jumped 19 per cent in the first four months of the current fiscal year - April-July - to Rs 1.90 lakh crore. The number of income tax returns (ITRs) filed by individuals was up 25.3 per cent at 2.79 crore.