PAN (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar are two important documents that are required for various financial transactions in India. As per the latest government regulations, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar. The deadline for linking your PAN with Aadhaar is 30th September 2021. If you have not yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you must do it as soon as possible. In this article, we will explain how to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar or not.
There are multiple ways to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar. In this article, we will discuss the two most popular methods.
Method 1: Via Income Tax e-Filing Portal
The Income Tax e-filing portal is the best place to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar. Follow these simple steps to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar or not:
Step 1: Visit the official Income Tax e-filing portal (https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/).
Step 2: Click on the ‘Login’ button and enter your PAN, password and date of birth. If you have not yet registered on the Income Tax e-filing portal, you can register using your PAN.
Step 3: After successful login, you will see the ‘Profile Settings’ option. Click on it and then click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
Step 4: If your PAN is already linked with Aadhaar, you will see a message saying ‘Your PAN is already linked to Aadhaar number XXXX XXXX XXXX’. If you have not yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you will see an option to link it.
Method 2: Via SMS
If you do not have access to the internet or if you find the above method difficult, you can check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar via SMS. Follow these simple steps to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar via SMS:
Step 1: Open the messaging app on your phone and create a new message.
Step 2: Type ‘UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar number> <10-digit PAN number>’ and send it to 567678 or 56161.
Step 3: After sending the message, you will receive a response from the Income Tax Department stating whether your PAN is linked with Aadhaar or not.
Things to keep in mind while linking PAN with Aadhaar
-Ensure that the name, date of birth and gender mentioned on your Aadhaar card matches with those on your PAN card.
-If there is a minor mismatch in the name or any other detail, you can link your PAN with Aadhaar by visiting an Aadhaar Seva Kendra or an NSDL website.
-If there is a major mismatch in the name, date of birth or gender, you need to get them corrected in either PAN or Aadhaar database before linking them.
-You can link multiple PAN cards with one Aadhaar number.
-If you have multiple Aadhaar cards, you need to link the one that is currently in use.
Benefits of linking PAN with Aadhaar
There are various benefits of linking your PAN card with Aadhaar card, some of which are:
-It helps the government to identify tax evaders and curb black money.
-It helps in reducing fraudulent activities in financial transactions.
-It makes it easier to file income tax returns as you do not need to submit a physical copy of the Aadhaar card.
It is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar by 30th September 2021. Follow the above-mentioned methods to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar or not. If it is not linked, link it as soon as possible. Linking your PAN with Aadhaar comes with various benefits and helps in maintaining transparency in financial transactions. So, it's time to act and follow the deadline of the government.