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Be Aware! Pan Card Will Get Inoperative If Not Linked To Aadhar Card


If your Permanent Account Number (PAN) is not linked to the Adhaar card, your PAN Card will become useless from next month. Linking PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for every tax-paying individual.

The Central government had extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar several times.

The Income Tax Department has set 31st March 2021 as the last date for PAN-Aadhar link.

All such PAN cards which are not linked to Aadhaar would be useless and declared “inoperative” after the deadline ends. If your PAN is not link to your Aadhaar card, then from April 1 you would be unable to do any kind of financial transaction.

Inoperative PAN may lead to penalty, if you fail to link the documents by the deadline your PAN Card will go inoperative. As per the government rules, a penalty of Rs 10,000 may apply as per Section 272B of the Income Tax Act if you fail to link the two documents within the deadline.

Having a PAN Card is Mandatory for like opening a bank account, buying mutual funds or shares and even making cash transactions of over 50,000.

Linking PAN with Aadhaar card

    • To link your PAN with Aadhaar, you can go to the income tax department’s e-filing portal.
    • Click on the Link Aadhaar section on the left.
    • You need to fill PAN number, Aadhaar number and name.
    • Fill in the CAPTCHA.
    • Click at the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option and your PAN Aadhaar Linking will get complete.
    • The I-T department will validate your name, date of birth and gender against Aadhaar details after which the linking will be done.

How to link PAN Card through SMS ?

If you are unable to link your PAN and Aadhaar using the e-filing website of the department, then you can link your PAN with the Aadhaar number by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from the registered mobile number. In order to do so, you need to type UIDPAN and send it. Here is the format: UIDPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number) (10-digit PAN) and send it to 567678 or 56161.

How to link PAN with Aadhaar manually ?

If you wish to link your PAN card and Aadhaar manually, you can visit a service centre for PAN. You will be required to fill in a form ‘Annexure-I’ along with supporting documents – a copy of the PAN card and the Aadhaar card. Unlike online services, this service is not free of charge. An individual is required to pay a prescribed fee to them.

However, people who have done the PAN Aadhaar Linking but they need to check whether their PAN is seeded with the Aadhaar number or not. For that, they need to click on the direct link of the Income Tax Department website. Enter PAN and Aadhaar number and go to the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status.’ Their PAN Aadhaar Link Status will get displayed.


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