Aadhar card has become one of the most essential documents which Indian residents must have. The Indian Government has made it necessary to link Aadhar to Pan card and this article would guide you to do this easily.
The main reason why government has ordered to link the Aadhar with Pan Card is to eliminate multiple or fake Pan Cards held by the same person.
You can link Aadhar to Pan card in 3 ways:
- Linking through Tax department’s e-filling portal
- Manual linking by filling a form
- By sending SMS to PAN service provider
You can use any of the methods from the ones which are mentioned above. Depending upon your convenience, you can select one of them for linking Aadhar to Pan card.
Read below and find how you can use these methods to link your Aadhar and Pan card.
Linking through Tax department’s e-filling portal
For linking Aadhar to PAN card using the tax department’s portal, you must follow these steps:
- Firstly, log on to the e-filling portal by clicking this link www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
- On the left panel of the page, you will find quick links. Find “Link Aadhar” and click on it.
- Now, you must enter details like PAN number, Aadhar Number, and Name.
- You must also enter the code which is shown on the screen in a box.
- Finally, after filling the required details click on “Link Aadhar” at the end of the page.
Once this is done, a message will appear on the screen that says “Aadhar/PAN linking is completed successfully.
Manual linking by filling a form
Those who wish to link Aadhar with Pan card manually can visit the service centre of the PAN Service provider. You will have to fill the form and provide the supporting documents (Aadhar card and PAN card).
You will have to pay a prescribed fee to the service centre for linking the Aadhar card to PAN. In case of mismatch in the data of PAN or Adhaar, the biometric authentication is compulsorily done.
Sending SMS to PAN Service provider for linking
The third method to link Aadhar to Pancard is by sending SMS to either of the PAN service providers- UTI Infrastructure Technology & Services Limited or NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited.
You must send the SMS in the following format on either 56161 or 567678:
SMS Format is- UIDPAN<SPACE><12 Digit Aadhar number><SPACE><10 Digit PAN>
Let’s say, your Aadhar number is 111122223334 and PAN number is AAAAA1111Q, then you must send the SMS like this:
UIDPAN 111122223334 AAAAA1111Q
Sending SMS for linking PAN and Aadhar card is very easy as it does not consume much time. The PAN Service providers would not charge you for this. Only the charge for the SMS will be levied by the mobile operator.
No matter which method you follow, make sure that you fill the details correctly when you link Aadhar to Pan card. The name mentioned on PAN card must be same as the Aadhar card. In case there are any spelling mistakes, you must update your Aadhar card before linking it.
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