There is just two days left to link PAN (Permanent Account Number) with Aadhaar card. The Income Tax (IT) Department has made it mandatory for taxpayers to link their Permanent Account Number with Aadhaar card in order to file Income Tax returns (ITR) for the assessment year 2019-20.
Linking of Aadhaar and PAN has to be completed by March 31
Aadhaar number is a 12-digit personal identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Permanent Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric identification number issued by the Income Tax Department.
Methods to link Pan and Aadhaar-
Aadhaar number can be linked with a Permanent Account Number online through the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal (incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) by visiting the ‘Aadhaar link’.
IT Department has also mentioned about an SMS facility for linking the two. The user is required to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format: UIDPAN<space><12-digit Aadhaar><space><10-digit PAN>.
An individual can also submit a request to link Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number while filing the income tax return (ITR) online (e-filing). The link of e-filing is available on the websites of NSDL – tin-nsdl.com and UTIITSL – utiitsl.com, as well as the income tax e-filing portal.
A request to link Aadhaar number with PAN can also be registered in the application to obtain a PAN card or apply for any changes in one’s information on the PAN card, according to the Income Tax Department website