The income tax department issues PAN that is a blend of a ten-digit alphanumeric number. The PAN card helps the government to keep a proper track of the taxes. In addition to this, for filing Income Tax Return PAN Card is necessary. Along with this, the PAN Card is also used as ID proof.
On the contrary, UIDAI issues AADHAAR Card that is a twelve digit unique identification number. The AADHAAR Card can be used as both ID proof and address proof.
It is mandatory for every citizen of India to link AADHAR Card with PAN Card. Linking AADHAR Card with PAN Card is irrespective of whether you file ITR or not.
You can link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card easily through the below-mentioned ways:
- Online Facility
- SMS Facility
Online Facility to Link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card
Follow these simple steps to link PAN Card with AADHAAR Card.
- Visit Income Tax e-filing portal.
- Afterwards, click on Link to AADHAAR Card option
- After selecting you need to furnish your Name and Date of Birth as per AADHAAR Card along with AADHAAR number.
- Thereafter, enter the captcha code.
- Click on Link AADHAAR button.
- After Clicking on that button a message box will open showing that your “AADHAAR-PAN linking is completed successfully.”
SMS Facility to Link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card
The Income Tax Department supports an SMS facility through which you can link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card.
In order to link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card you need to Send SMS UIDPAN<12 Digit AADHAR number><10 Digit PAN> either on to 567678 or 56161.
Example – UIDPAN 145789111231CBPLN2112N
If there is any mismatch in between the name provided in AADHAAR Card and PAN Card. Then the applicant will have to either rectify his name in AADHAAR Card or PAN card in order to link them.
The PAN and AADHAAR Card both are a unique ID that helps in identification and registration process. So, taking this into consideration the Income Tax Department has made it compulsory to link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card:
To Prevent Tax Evasion
Once you link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card, the Tax Department will be able to keep an eye on every taxable transaction. Linking both the document will cross verify your identity with AADHAR Card. Hence, linking both will help the government to prevent tax evasion.
To make the Tax Return process easy
By Linking AADHAR Card with PAN Card you need not to provide an acknowledgement to the Tax department. Moreover, ITR will be verified through an OTP. Thus, linking both the documents aims at making Income Tax Return easy.
To eliminate multiple PAN Cards
By Linking AADHAR Card with PAN Card, your identity will be linked to PAN Card through AADHAR Card and vice-versa. The government will be able to identify if there are multiple PAN cards registered under a similar name. This will help the government to take corrective actions if needed.
Through above-mentioned steps, you can link AADHAAR Card with PAN Card. Moreover, this will help you to save time at the time of filing ITR. Hence, saving a lot of time in Income Tax related compliance.