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Find out How to Link PAN to Aadhaar in Quick Easy Steps

Through Finance Bill 2017, the government made changes in the tax laws and made it mandatory for taxpayers to link their PAN to Aadhaar. The government also prescribed an online procedure so that people can link their accounts easily. But several taxpayers have been facing problems in linking both accounts due to the difference in spelling of their names in each account. The problem is so grave that out of 25 crore PAN accounts, only 1 crore have been linked to Aadhaar so far. If you have been facing the same problem, you should read further because the government has listened to you and come up with alternate ways to do this.

With the linking of PAN with Aadhaar being made mandatory, individuals can log on to e-filing website of the income tax department or on the NSDL website to link the two unique identity documents. However, you can now directly opt for linking PAN with Aadhaar even if you are not registered on the e-filing website. Any individual can use this facility to complete the linking.

The official e-filing website has created a new link on its homepage, making it easy for people who are not registered on the site to link the two unique identities together.

However, the seeding cannot happen if the name is differently spelt in the two cards — like the use of full name in PAN and initials in Aadhaar. In case the taxpayer is unable to link PAN with Aadhaar because of discrepancy in name, the government has advised them to log in to the official Aadhaar website on or the NSDL website on and request for a correction in either one of the documents. This is the simplest way to update your name in Aadhaar or PAN and then proceed to link Aadhaar to PAN on the e-filing website.

This option will hold good for people who have given short forms of their name or in some cases there are some spelling errors in the name provided in Aadhaar card.

However, in certain cases, there are people who have got married and changed their surname and updated the same while getting Aadhaar number, but it does not get reflected in their PAN documents.

If in the case where the Aadhaar name is totally different from that of the name on the PAN, the linking will automatically fail and the taxpayer would be asked to change the name in either one of the cards.

Consequences of not linking PAN to Aadhaar

Remember that 30th of June, 2017 is the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar. Post this date, if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar database, it can be made invalid by the government. As a result, you will not be able to do any activity which requires PAN like filing your Income Tax Return. However, Aadhaar enrolment number will also suffice to file your taxes if you don’t have Aadhaar card. Other than this, the government has also asked people to link their bank accounts with Aadhaar by December 31, 2017. After this date, any unlinked bank account can be frozen by the authorities and no new bank account can be opened without providing Aadhaar details. You also need to link your mobile number with Aadhaar for which the government is yet to prescribe a due date.

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  1. Himani Sharma says:

    Thanks for sharing such a great blog. I found it on google that is very informative for me.

  2. Ritu says:

    Hi admin,
    Thanks for this information.

  3. Abhilasha Sharma says:

    I appreciate your blog its a interesting and it attract other peoples to read this blog..Thanks
    Chartered accountant in India

  4. Pooja says:

    Very nice and wise collection of words to describe the importance of topic.
    Very grateful for this clearly written information! Thanks..

  5. Madhav Shripad Gupchup says:

    Can you provide me the last year details of my I.T.return submitted by me through H& R Block as this has to be submitted to I.T. Bangalore as demanded by them. Madhav Gupchup

    • R S Chakravarti says:

      You can get that return (and any other returns which you submitted online or through a private website like hrblock) from the IT website by logging in.

      I wonder why IT Bangalore can’t get hold of that return itself, without asking you!

  6. kanchanan pandey says:

    Very Nice I appreciate it. Thanks

  7. Bhaskar Reddy says:

    Your information is very good and thanks you lot .


    I am an Ex- servicemen drawing pension which is only source of income and having no other income source. please suggest me the procedure of filling tax return as per the new government rules also let me know how to connect PAN with Aadhar card.

  9. Hariom Baghel says:

    Thanks for inform and guide me a easiest and simple way to link PAN and aadhaar card.
    Very grateful for this clearly written information! Thanks..

  10. fakir singh karki says:

    ur infmn is veri good and helpful thnks u agn.

  11. K.T. Gopalakrishnan says:

    Nice guide for e-filing.

  12. Pranalisharma says:

    Hi Hariom, Linking aadhar card with PAN is very easy. Log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department and enter your credentials click on link your PAN card to your Aadhaar card.fill in the required information accurately.enter your aadhar number If all the information was submitted on submit button.Check you aadhar deatils should be correct.

  13. SK NIZAM says:

    Invome Tax department says that we can link PAN with Aadhaar by uploading scanned copy. But, where is that option to upload scanned copy in the income tax website? All my documents including pan card contains my name as SK NIZAM. But, while trying to link my aadhaar number with pan, it fails due to mismatch in name! Also changing name in Aadhaar and all my other documents is Impossible. It’s a Complete Mess Please tell me, How can I link my Pan with my Aadhaar number while considering my case.

  14. Abhimanyu says:

    What if the aadhar and PAN have already been linked in the past even though the names were different. Do I still need to get the correction done in one of the applications?

  15. Amit Nanavati says:

    I am a foreign passport holder and an OCI card holder.
    I am not eligible to get an AADHAR card.
    How can I file a tax return if H&R Block expect me to link my PAN card to AADHAR card?
    Any suggestions?
    BTW Indian Supreme court has ruled that applying for AADHAR card is not mandatory.
    If you have AADHAR card then it is mandatory to link it to your PAN card.

  16. IndiaResultUP says:

    Thanks for sharing valuable information.

  17. Rajalakshmi says:

    Hi, My name was different in aadhaar and Pan. I have changed aadhaar name to match the name with PAN and the change has been updated in my eaadhaar. But despite the name being the same. the linking is still failing ! My gender and DOB also match. Any idea why ?

  18. Trisha Joy says:

    Thanks for excellent information about it , thanks to share with us. has many types of similar news like this

  19. Srinivas Kurgod says:

    Sir I update Form 16 and paid to Rs149/-through net banking still any information not received pllease submit the same and send detail please.

  20. prasenjit says:

    I cancell my account

  21. ketan shah says:

    very nice guidelines

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