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Home > Income Tax > Help Center > Link PAN & AadhaarLast Updated: Feb 23rd 2023

How to link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card?

Income tax filing and your bank accounts requires Aadhaar-PAN linking. New pan numbers have Aadhaar pre-linking. Link all old PANs before the deadline. Every PAN holder as of July 2017 must link their Aadhaar. Today such linking is easy, quick, doable, and free in a minute with three options.

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1. Deadline to Link PAN & Aadhaar?

Last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar is 31st Mar, 2023  30th Jun, 2023. Check more @   Tax Compliance Calendar

This date was extended multiple time over the last five years. Now further extended to 30th Jun, 2023 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, and with the intent to provide some more time to the taxpayers. In case you want to apply a new PAN, check How get a New e-PAN number in 10 minutes?

2. 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.

3. 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.

In case you have any issue, try connecting with EZTax Team on this page using chat window at the bottom.

4. Who are not required to Link PAN and Aadhaar?

PAN Aadhaar Linking is not mandatory for the following persons

  1. Individual residing in the states of Assam, Jammu& Kashmir and Meghalaya
  2. Non-Resident as per Income Tax Act 1961
  3. Individuals who is aged 80 years or more
  4. Individuals who are not citizens of India

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5. 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.

5.1. Linking PAN and Aadhaar without Login to ITD Portal

1 Visit :
2 Enter PAN number.
3 Enter Aadhaar Number
4 Click on Continue to pay through e-pay tax.
5 Enter your PAN, Confirm PAN and Mobile number to receive OTP and enter the OTP received
6 Click on Continue and click on Income Tax
7 Select Assessment year as “AY 2023-24” and type of payment as “Other Receipts (500)”
8 Enter the total amount in “Others” Column and make the payment
Note 1 :If you have a bank which is not listed with Income Tax portal (HDFC, SBI and Punjab and Sind Bank)

Note 2 : Fee for linking of PAN with Aadhaar is Rs 500 upto 30th June 2022 and Rs 1000 from 01st July 2022. The applicable fee should be paid under minor head 500 in a single challan only.

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

5.2. 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 :
2 Click 'Login Here' button on top right-hand side
3 Login to the Portal
4 Click on Link Aadhaar to PAN in profile section in Dashboard
5 Enter Aadhaar Number
6 Click on Continue to pay through e-pay tax
7 Click on New Payment and Select Income Tax
8 Select Assessment year as “AY 2023-24” and type of payment as “Other Receipts (500)”
9 Enter the total amount in “Others” Column and make the payment

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

5.3. 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.

That's all! to link your Aadhaar with your PAN number using SMS method. Once successful, you are ready to e-file your taxes

NOTE : This method is not used for linking PAN with Aadhaar. It is useful only for checking the status

  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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