Link your Aadhaar – the 12-digit UID (Unique Identity Number) – with PAN (Permanent Account Number). ITR (Income tax returns) will be processed after the linking of Aadhaar with PAN. As per government PAN-Aadhaar linking mandatory for filing ITR. If Addhar is not linked with Pan card then the return could be invalid.
How to Link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card
Aadhaar – the 12-digit personal identification number can be linked with PAN – a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax Department to individual. There are several ways for linking.
PAN Aadhaar Linking Methods
Method 1– PAN Aadhaar link through SMS
Through SMS link your Aadhaar card to Pan Card, type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> need to send SMS to 567678 or 56161.
For example: UIDPAN 123456789123 ABCDE0123F
Method 2– PAN Aadhaar link through website.
Individual can also done linking through Income Tax Department’s e-filing website – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 1. Go on website – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in (screenshot is given below).
Step 2. Click on “Link Aadhaar” mentioned on the left hand side of the home page.(screenshot is given below).
Step 3. New page will open individual need to fill his/her PAN no./ Aadhaar no./ name as per Aadhaar / Captcha code or request for OPT(individual will get OTP at mobile no.registered with Aadhaar) enter the OTP code.
Step 4. Then click on “Link Aadhaar” button given below.
Note– Name must be same on Pan & Aadhaar. If there is mismatch in name then initially a correction should be done on the Aadhaar or PAN, as required then go for linkage procedure.