The last date for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar is tomorrow - March 31, 2021, otherwise the PAN card is likely to become invalid. If not linked, one may also be liable to pay a penalty of Rs 1,000 as per the Finance Bill 2021. If you have still not linked your PAN card with the Aadhaar number, you can get it done by tomorrow. Last week, the government had passed the Finance Bill 2021, where it inserted a new section - '234H'. As per this section, a person will be liable to pay a late fee of up to Rs 1,000 in case of non-linking of PAN number with Aadhaar.
The Aadhaar number can be easily linked with PAN card online as the Income Tax (I-T) department enables users to link the two identification numbers through a simple tool on its website. In order to complete income-tax-related tasks such as filing returns on income, it is compulsory to link the Aadhaar number with PAN. The Aadhaar is also known as the Unique Identity Number (UID) and is a 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI. The PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax department itself.
Here's how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar card online:
- Visit the income tax return e-filing website - www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, and click on 'link Aadhaar' option
- Enter your correct Permanent Account Number, your Aadhaar Number, as well as your full name (as given on Aadhaar card) in the designated fields.
- Fill in other details in the designated field such as date of birth etc. Enter the captcha code.
- Now, select the relevant options and click on the 'link Aadhaar' button at the bottom of the page.