As per Govt. of India policy regarding Aadhaar and Pan Card linkage, from Jul 1 2017 onward it would become mandatory to link your Pan and Aadhaar card number failing which existing PAN card holders would be deemed as invalid after December 2017. As such there’s no confirmed date of terming non aadhaar linked pan as invalid till complete enrollment of Aadhaar takes place.
- Go to the Income Tax department of India’s website, https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/.
- On the left pane in the website, there is a header called ‘Link Aadhaar.’ Click on the header. It will take you to a page where one has to fill the details of the two IDs.
- Fill in the PAN card number, Aadhaar card number and your name as given exactly in your Aadhaar card. Also ensure that the date of birth mentioned in the two IDs are exactly the same.
- Click submit. After you click submit, UIDAI, the official website for Aadhaar will verify and validate the details and the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in the name, one will get and OTP linked to the Aadhaar number. If the name is completely different, then the linking would fail and one would have to get the name changed in the database. If Date of Birth and Gender is fully matched and Name as per Aadhaar is not exactly matched then the user has to additionally provide Aadhaar OTP to proceed with partial name match and then linking of Aadhaar and PAN would be done.
Linking Aadhaar and Pan via SMS
The Income Tax department had recently issued ads stating that one can link Aadhaar and Pan by sending an SMS to either 56161 or 567678.
To link the two IDs, send an SMS in the following format.
UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar number><10 digit PAN>.
While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India to residents, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a card by the Income Tax Department to a person, firm or entity.