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How to link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card?

Linking Aadhaar with PAN is mandatory to file your income tax filing. While the new pan numbers are issued with pre-linking of Aadhaar. All the old PANs must be linked before the deadline. Now linking is so easy, quick with 3 possible methods, and is possible with a Single-Step Process in a minute

Deadline to Link PAN & Aadhaar?

Last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar is 31st March, 2023. Check more @   Tax Compliance Calendar

This date was extended multiple time over the last four years. Further extended to 31st March, 2023 due to COVID-19 Pandemic. In case you want to apply a new PAN, check How get a New e-PAN number in 10 minutes?

Linking PAN and Aadhar Cards

How Linking Works?

Important to note few minor observations on how PAN and Aadhaar linking process works to avoid delay and / or confusion around it.

  • Name, Date of Birth and Gender as per PAN will be validated against your Aadhaar details in the UIDAI (Aadhaar) database.
  • Also verifies the date of birth between the PAN card and Aadhaar card
  • No partial matching is allowed as per the UIDAI Circular File No. K-11022/631/2017-UIDAI(Auth-II) issued on 27th November, 2017. Hence make sure you consider entering the data as per PAN and Aadhaar Cards.
  • Once matches the system will send OTP to Aadhaar linked Mobile number.
  • If OTP step is successfully, the Aadhaar and PAN will be linked.

  • Please make sure that the 'Aadhaar Number' and the 'Name as per Aadhaar' are exactly the same as printed on your original Aadhaar Card.
  • In case if there is a mismatch between PAN data and Aadhaar data, you are advised to get it corrected before linking them. Also, note that the process of data correction either in the Aadhaar card or PAN card takes several weeks. You may want to do it as early as possible to avoid any delays in filing your income tax.

Our Observations

We have observed that the taxpayers with long names were shortened in a non-standard form during PAN issuance and is not the case in case of issuing Aadhaar, hence it's very important to link your Aadhaar with your PAN to make sure that the linking is successful before filing your taxes.

PAN and Aadhaar Linking Methods

There are 3 different ways to Link your PAN number with your Aadhaar Number. While SMS method is easy et times, there are issues in getting your request registered. Hence, we recommend #1 method as is easy without login to the Portal.

1. Linking PAN and Aadhaar without Login to ITD Portal

  1. Visit ITD e-Filing Portal  
  2. Enter PAN number
  3. Enter Aadhaar Number
  4. Enter name as per Aadhaar Card
  5. Check if you see only year of Birth in the Aadhaar Card instead of date of birth.
  6. Check "I agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI"
  7. Enter Captcha as per the image. Click 'refresh button next to the field to get a new Captcha (image) if you do not understand the letters.
  8. Press 'Link Aadhaar' Button to Link.

  9. That's all! to link your Aadhaar with your PAN number, once successful, you are ready to e-file your taxes

Link your Aadhaar and PAN card

2. By Login to ITD Portal

You can also link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card by logging into ITD Portal. No major change between above #1 method and this except that the PAN number is auto populated from your Profile.

  1. Visit ITD e-Filing Portal  
  2. Click 'Login Here' button on top right-hand side
  3. Login to the Portal
  4. Go to 'Profile Settings' menu > Click on 'Link Aadhaar' option. (refer the image)
  5. Enter Aadhaar Number
  6. Enter name as per Aadhaar Card
  7. Press 'Link Aadhaar' Button to Link.

  8. That's all! to link your Aadhaar with your PAN number, once successful, you are ready to e-file your taxes

Link your Aadhaar and PAN card after Login

3. By sending SMS to NSDL

Another easiest way to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card is link using SMS method. This method works only when the names and date of birth in both PAN and Aadhaar are identical.

  1. Send SMS string in a specific format to 567678 or 56161
  2. The string format is:
    UIDPAN <space><12 digit Aadhaar number><space><10 digit PAN number>

    Example: Send SMS UIDPAN 123456789012 AAAPA1234A to 567678

    Where 123456789012 is an Aadhaar number, AAAPA1234A is a PAN number, 567678 is where you are sending SMS to.

  3. You will receive a confirmation message whether it is linked or not.
  4. That's all! to link your Aadhaar with your PAN number using SMS method. Once successful, you are ready to e-file your taxes

  1. Note a space between "UIDPAN", "Aadhaar Number", and "PAN number".
  2. The request must be sent from a mobile number that is linked with your Aadhaar Number

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