If you’re among the group of people who haven’t been able to link their PAN and Aadhaar card details together before July 1st, Don’t panic your PAN card won’t be rendered useless or you have to give any form of penalty.
According to Income tax Act, Section 139AA states that: “Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to such authority in such form and manner as may be prescribed, on or before a date to be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette: Provided that in case of failure to intimate the Aadhaar number, the permanent account number allotted to the person shall be deemed to be invalid and the other provisions of this Act shall apply, as if the person had not applied for allotment of permanent account number."
Still now government haven’t declared any deadline for linking the Aadhaar and PAN details together. As of July 1st, it is mandatory to link the unique 12 digit Identification number with PAN details to provide transparency to the income tax returns.
There are two process available currently for joining the PAN card with 12-digit unique identification number.
#1 Online Linking
Step 1: If you have got a email from the I-T department about the Linking process, click on it. It will land you on its official site. If you haven't got the email just type incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in in the URL bar of your browser.
Step 2: Once you land on the official site of I-T Department e-filing site and the page has fully loaded, click on the option ‘Link Aadhaar’ highlighted in red on the left side of the page.
Step 3: After clicking the option, you will directed to a secure page that will prompt you to fill up your PAN card details, Aadhaar Number and name exactly mentioned in the Aadhaar card. After that hit submit button. After a few minutes you will receive a linking confirmation from UIDAI and after that rest assured, you're linking is successful.
Note : If any of the data is ambiguous or any type of mismatch occurs the linking procedure wouldn’t be successful. Take uttermost caution while filling up the details.
Step 4: After having the confirmed validation of your linking, you will soon get a pop-up notification of the same.
#2 Via SMS Service
If you are not able to connect it via official site of I-T department, one can simply link their PAN card with Aadhaar card by sending a SMS to 567678 or 56161.
The send SMS should be in this following format – UIDPAN
Follow these above guidelines to successfully link the PAN-Aadhaar Card details to avoid nullification of your PAN card. If you face any kind of trouble let us know in the comments below. We will try to resolve those for you.