The Income Tax Department has once again urged income tax assessees to link their PAN or Permanent Account Number with Aadhaar. Stating that it is mandatory for income tax assessees to link both the identification numbers by March 31, the Income Tax Department shared tips on various services available to the general public to do the same. “Link your Aadhaar with PAN today to enjoy seamless Income Tax services online,” the Income Tax Department said in a post on microblogging website Twitter.
Here are key things to know about why it is essential to link Aadhaar with PAN by income tax assessees in next few days:
The Income Tax Department also said the last date to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2019. The taxman has time and again urged the income tax assessee to finish the Aadhaar-PAN linking process by the due date for filing of income tax returns.
The Income Tax Department also mentioned various ways for the assessees to achieve the Aadhaar-PAN linking. Some of these ways are: through SMS, through the income tax e-filing portal and through ITR.
Link your AADHAAR with PAN today to enjoy seamless Income Tax services online. pic.twitter.com/URKcJDidC7Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) March 20, 2019
How to link PAN with Aadhaar for filing of income tax return
Online (through the income tax e-filing website)
An Aadhaar card number can be linked with a PAN card number online through the Income Tax Department's e-filing portal (incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in), according to the taxman. In order to do this, the user is required to click on the "link Aadhaar" option on the portal's homepage to proceed.
On the following page, the user can submit a request to link the two personal identification numbers by entering details such as full name along with his or her PAN and Aadhaar.
Income tax return (ITR)
An individual can also submit a request to link Aadhaar number with PAN while filing the income tax return (ITR) online (e-filing). The link of e-filing, according to the Income Tax Department, is available on the websites of NSDL (tin-nsdl.com) and UTIITSL (utiitsl.com), as well as the income tax e-filing portal.
A PAN can be linked with an Aadhaar number (UID) through an SMS facility. To link the two through this SMS facility, the user is required to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format, according to the Income Tax Department website:
UIDPAN<space><12-digit Aadhaar><space><10-digit PAN>
For example, UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q
Link PAN-AADHAR today...Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) February 22, 2019
Last date to link PAN with AADHAR is 31st March, 2019. pic.twitter.com/e38txe9adh
PAN card application
A request to link Aadhaar number with PAN can also be registered in the application to obtain a PAN card or apply for any changes in one's information on the PAN card, according to the taxman.