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How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card

Last Update Date : October 30, 2018

Steps to Link Aadhaar to Pan Card

We have all been through the instances where we had to link certain documents to complete a process. We have to link our e-Mail account or our phone number even for accessing something as simple as Facebook. This is done usually to make sure that you don’t have multiple facebook accounts linked to a single e-Mail account or a phone number. Similarly, the CBDT has made it mandatory for people, irrespective of whether they file their taxes or not, to link aadhaar to pan card.

CBDT extends the deadline for linking Aadhaar card with PAN to 31st March 2019. Earlier it was 30th June 2018.

Though mandatory, a lot of you may not know how to link PAN with Aadhaar through the official e-filing portal. In this guide by H&R Block, the whole process of linking both the cards has been explained in detail.

Steps for Linking Aadhaar with PAN Card Online

The government has recently made it mandatory for people to link their Aadhaar number with their PAN for filing income taxes. To link both the cards, an individual taxpayer while first have to register himself on the Income Tax website. Once he has registered, he will be required to follow the below mentioned steps to link the two IDs.

  • Step 1: Log in to the e-filing website by using your User ID and PasswordLogin for Linking Aadhaar with Pan


  • Step 2: Click on the Profile Settings tab, from the various tabs available at the top of the page. Click on Link Aadhar from the drop-down listPancard Adhar Link
  • Step 3: The person will be able to see his personal details such as name, date of birth, etc. in the new page. He needs to verify the details on the screen with the details available on his Aadhaar Card. If they match, he can simply click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button

Linking Aadhar and Pan

A pop-up message displaying ‘Aadhaar-PAN linking has been completed successfully’ will come up on the screen.

Steps for Linking Aadhaar with PAN Card using SMS

The Income Tax Department has announced an easy way out for taxpayers so that you can link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card using an SMS based process. The format of the SMS which you can use to link your Aadhaar with PAN is explained as follows:

Type UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar number> <10-digit PAN> and send the SMS to 56161 or 567678

For Example UIDPAN 645574484390 ASDDP2408N

You can also feed your Aadhaar details in the PAN database by mentioning the same in the application to get an allotment for the new PAN or by adding the details in the request to change while requesting to reprint the PAN card. The linking will be completed once the UIDAI verifies the data.

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Correction of Error for Linking PAN with Aadhaar

The Income Tax Department has started an online facility that allows you to correct the errors in the name as well as any other information mentioned on the Aadhaar document and PAN card. The IT Department had already launched the online facility for linking the two cards with ease and now it has added two hyperlinks for e-filing your tax returns on the official website. While one link will take you to the application page of the PAN card by the citizen or a foreigner, the other link will take you to the page where you can update or correct all the important details. You can easily log in to the Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) and update all the details. You can also upload all the scanned documents that are required as proof of data update request.

Correction on Pan and Aadhaar

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Pan Correction Link

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Importance of Aadhaar Pan Linking

Since both the PAN as well as the Aadhaar Card are cards with a unique identification, they are used as a proof of identity which is necessary for different registration and verification purposes.

The government has made it mandatory for all the entities to link their PAN cards with their respective Aadhaar cards for the following reasons.

  • Multiple PAN Cards: You may have come across instances where you have heard or read instances of people or entities applying for multiple PAN cards in order to avoid paying taxes and as a result, defraud the government.
    People or entities who apply for more than one PAN card generally use one of the cards for a set of financial transactions and pay applicable taxes for those transactions. The other cards are used for transactions or accounts that they want to hide from the Income Tax Department, further avoiding paying taxes on the same.
    By linking the PAN card with Aadhaar, the government will be able to link the identity of the entity through his Aadhaar card and will subsequently have the record of his financial transactions made through the PAN card linked with the Aadhaar. If the government finds out that there are multiple PAN cards with one person or entity, it will then take corrective actions against them.
  • Tax Evasion: The government will be able to keep tabs on the transactions that are taxable of a person or entity whose Aadhaar will be used to verify the identity and address, by linking PAN with Aadhaar card. This means that every transaction and activity will be recorded by the government and can be later taxed, if need be.
    Therefore, tax evasion will be a thing of the past as the government will already have the record of all the transactions and the entity will have to pay taxes on the same, if liable.
  • Income Tax Filing made Easy: Entities will not have to submit their Income Tax Acknowledgement to the I-T Department after linking their PAN with Aadhaar card, because of which they will be able to e-File their tax returns quickly and seamlessly.

How H&R Block can help you?

H&R Block India has a team of well qualified and professional tax experts who will file your individual income tax returns for you in minimum time and also help you reduce your tax liabilities. If you haven’t filed your tax return yet, get in touch with us for effective measures. Happy hassle-free tax filing to you!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Aadhaar Card mandatory for NRIs while applying for a PAN Card?

With the government making Aadhaar card necessary for applying for a PAN Card, NRIs were confused if they had to apply for an Aadhaar card as well. However, the UIDAI has quoted that if you are an NRI and you haven’t stayed in the country for a period of 182 days or more in the last 12 months, you do not need Aadhaar card to avail your PAN Card. Also, applying for a PAN Card online is not applicable for NRIs and you will have to take the offline method of applying for the same.

Do I have to get an Aadhaar Card and link it with PAN card if I don’t fall in the taxable bracket?

It is advisable that you apply for an Aadhaar card and get it linked to your PAN to ensure that your PAN is valid. Also, since Aadhaar has become necessary for availing most of the benefits provided by the government it is always better to get an Aadhaar card for yourself.

What tax benefits will I receive when I link PAN Card with Aadhaar?

After you link your PAN card with Aadhaar, you will be eligible to avail the following benefits:

  • You can file your tax returns
  • Your PAN will become valid
  • You can verify your returns online if your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar
  • You can ensure the security as well as change or reset the password of your e-filing account to prevent malicious activity by an unauthorised user
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