Today, the Income Tax Department launched a new online facility to link Aadhaar with PAN. With the help of this new website by IT department, one can easily link Aadhaar card with PAN.
Under the Finance Act 2017, the government made it mandatory to link Aadhaar card for filing IT return. Even Aadhaar will be mandatory to apply for PAN (Permanent account number) from 1st July 2017.
IT Department posted in an email to taxpayers, “Taxpayers are requested to use the simplified process to complete the linking of Aadhaar with PAN immediately. This will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using OTP sent to their mobile registered with Aadhaar,”
How to Link Aadhaar with PAN:
IT e-filing website is incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and now it has new link on homepage which redirects for connecting Aadhaar with PAN.
Anyone can use this facility to link Aadhaar and PAN, even if he/she is not a taxpayer. So one doesn’t need to log in or register on this website.
You can find ‘Link Aadhaar’ blinking button in the left side widget under the Service section. It will redirect to the linking page.
A person need to enter his or her PAN number, Aadhaar number and exact name as mentioned on Aadhaar card.
Then you need to submit the details with Captcha verification. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be done.
“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.” IT Department also posted a note.
The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number of the individual as provided in the Aadhaar database.
A user need to ensure their details in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same so that they don’t need to face failure.
The Income tax department launched this new facility as they were receiving many complaints about some minor mismatch data and due to that they could not link the two IDs.
Till date, 1.18 crore Aadhaar cards have been linked with PAN.
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