PAN is an exclusive ten-digit alphanumeric number given out by the Indian Income Tax Department. It is distributed as a plastic card that has been laminated (commonly known as PAN card). For the purposes of taxation, it acts as a special identification number for people and companies in India.
Linking of PAN With Aadhaar
With effect from July 1, 2017, the Finance Act of 2017 added a new section 139AA to the Income Tax Act of 1961, mandating every individual who is qualified to receive an Aadhaar to provide his or her Aadhaar number when applying for a PAN or providing a return of income. Before March 31, 2023, if you haven’t already, you must link your PAN card and Aadhaar. If not, you won’t be allowed to use it starting on April 1, 2023. The 10-digit unique alphanumeric number will stop working when the PAN card holders miss this deadline.
How To Check PAN Is Linked With Aadhaar Card?
Step 1: Check the PAN-Aadhaar link status on www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal in step one without logging in.
Step 2: Choose Link Aadhar Status under “Quick Links” on the home page of the e-Filing Portal.
Step 3: Type in your PAN number and Aadhaar number, then click See Link Aadhaar Status.
Upon successful confirmation, a notice describing your Link Aadhaar Status will be shown. The notification below will appear on the screen if the Aadhaar-Pan link is active. Your request to link your Aadhaar and PAN has been sent to UIDAI for verification. Please visit the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ link on the homepage later to check the status.
The following message will appear if the Aadhaar PAN linkage is successful:
Your PAN and provided Aadhaar are already linked
How to Check PAN-Aadhaar Status After Logging In
Step 1a: Go to your Dashboard and click on Connect Aadhar Status after signing in to the e-Filing Portal’s home page.
Step 1b: Instead, you can visit My Profile > Connect Aadhaar Status.
(If your Aadhaar is already linked, the Aadhaar number will be displayed. If Aadhaar is not linked Link Aadhaar Status is shown)
You must go through the process again to link your PAN and Aadhaar if the validation is unsuccessful. To do this, click Link Aadhaar on the Status page. You will need to check the status again if the UIDAI is still processing your request to link PAN and Aadhaar for validation.
To delink Aadhaar and PAN, you might need to get in touch with the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer if:
- Your PAN is linked to another Aadhaar.
- Your PAN is linked to a second Aadhaar.
Every person who had been assigned a PAN as of July 1, 2017, and who is qualified to get an Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number in the required form and manner, in accordance with Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act.
In other words, before the specified deadline (March 31, 2022 without payment of the prescribed charge, and March 31, 2023 with payment of the prescribed fee), these individuals must mandatorily link their Aadhaar and PAN.
Fees For PAN Aadhaar Link
Before submitting an Aadhaar-PAN linking request on an e-filing platform, the prescribed fee was Rs 500 till June 30, 2022, and Rs 1000 is being charged from July 1 to March 31, 2023 in a single challan.