Pay Attention! The Last Date To Link Your PAN Card With Aadhar Card Is Today; Here’s How You Can Do It

If you don’t want your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card to become invalid then link your PAN card to the Adhaar card immediately as the last date to do this is today that is March 31, 2021.

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

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

The PAN cards which are not linked to Aadhaar would be useless and declared “inoperative” after today. Then those users will be unable to do any kind of financial transaction from April 1.

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.

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

If you are wondering how to link your PAN card with Your Aadhar card this is how you can do this:
  • To link your PAN with Aadhaar, you can go to the income tax department’s e-filing portal.
  • Then click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option on the left.
  • You need to fill PAN number, Aadhaar number as well as your full name.
  • Then fill in the other details.
  • Fill in the CAPTCHA.
  • Click at the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button at the bottom of the page.
  • Now your PAN Aadhaar Linking is done.
  • The IT 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 card numbers and click on the submit button.

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