Central Government and ministry of finance has just extended deadline to link Pan card with Aadhaar card till 31st August, 2017. Also, Honorable Supreme Court also made it clear on 9th June, 2017 that if you have aadhaar card, you must have to attach it with the pan card. (Though it is still option to have aadhaar card). If you have aadhar card and want to file income tax return, you can do it till 1st august, 2017. Since, lots of people have got their aadhaar card, now its time for them to link it with PAN card. So, here is our guide to link your aadhaar card with Pan card in easy steps.
How to Link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card?
There are two options available to link your Aadhaar Card with Pan card, one is using the official website of Income Tax Department of India and another one is using the SMS service with the your mobile no. We have explained both the steps below, do check out.
Link Aadhaar Card with Pan Card Using Income Tax India Official Website
On the official website of the IT india, you need to login first. Click on the login button and enter your crediantials, with login ID and password & date of birth. Now after logged in, you need to follow the below mentioned steps;
Step 1 :- Check on the left side of yours, profile setting tab is available, click on that, you can see “Link Aadhaar” option available in the last. https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/LinkAadhaarPrelogin.html
Step 2 :- Here you need to enter details, there is one form, which you need to fill in. Enter your PAN CARD no, date of birth, your gender, your aadhaar card number, and click on Link aadhaar.
Step 3 :- you will get confirmation pop up, if the details match, you will get message confirming your Pan card linked with aadhaar number.
These are the steps you need to follow to link your aadhaar card with Pan card number using official website of income tax department. Since, its an official website, its totally SAFE to use it. Now check out the another way to link your aadhaar using sms.
Link your Aadhaar Card to Pan Card using SMS
In case if you don’t have internet connectivity and want to link your aadhaar card to PAN, follow the below mentioned format to do it with SMS.
Below mentioned format of the SMS you need to send it on either 567678 or 56161 to link your Pan card and aadhaar.
Type sms in your mobile phone as UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN> and send it to on either 567678 or 56161.
You will get successful linking notification from income tax department via sms. This way, you can link your aadhaar to PAN using sms.
Benefits of Linking Aadhaar card to Pan Card
There are many benefits government will get after linking all PAN card to aadhaar number. Below are some of the important benefits government and people india will get after linking aadhaar card to pan card.
Duplicate Pan Cards
By linking aadhaar card with genuine pan card, government can identify duplicate pan cards which are registered on single person and can stop tax leakages. Pan card is used for bank transaction and to track other financial transactions of individual, on which government can charge them income tax.
Prevent tax Evasion
After removing the duplicate pan cards, govt can prevent tax evasion from people who are not giving tax on income earned. It will be quite easy to track tax evasion after linking aadhaar card to pan card.
Easy to fill income tax return
After linking aadhaar card to pan card, tax payer can easily fill out the yearly income tax return filing as now they won’t require much documents.
This is one more good initiative by our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These are the benefits of linking aadhaar card to pan card. For more updates and doubts, you can comment below in comment section.