Have Aadhaar card? Avoid Rs. 1000 penalty; Do this thing quickly online. Hurry!

You need to link your PAN and Aadhaar Card by June 30 to avoid paying a fine. Check the online PAN-Aadhaar linking process, penalty details here.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:57 IST
Link PAN with Aadhaar
Link your PAN-Aadhaar card online. Know the penalty, process here. (Reuters)
Link PAN with Aadhaar
Link your PAN-Aadhaar card online. Know the penalty, process here. (Reuters)

Have you linked your PAN with Aadhaar card yet? If not you need to do it by June 30 in order to avoid paying a fine or penalty of Rs. 1000. It can be noted that the central government has extended the last date to link your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar to March 31, 2023, however, there is something important for you to know. A host of penalties have been announced by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The department on March 30, introduced a sub-section (2) under section 139AA directing that a fine of Rs. 500 will be levied on linking the documents till June 30, 2022 and will be increased to Rs. 1000 after that.

Also, after March 31, 2023, the PAN of taxpayers who fail to intimate their Aadhaar, as required, shall become inoperative and all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing, intimating or quoting the PAN will apply to such taxpayers. The consequences include not being able to file return using the inoperative PAN; pending refunds cannot be issued to inoperative PANs, among others. Also Read: Instagram to help find missing children; launches AMBER Alerts

Taxpayers need to know that with effect from April 1, 2017, it has become mandatory to quote their Aadhaar in the application form for PAN and return of income. Therefore, you need to link your PAN with Aadhaar as early as possible to avoid penalties and complications. Here is how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar online.

Link PAN with Aadhaar online: Steps explained

Step 1:

Go to the official Income Tax e-filing portal or click on the link - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/.

Step 2:

Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN will be your user id.

Step 3:

Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.

Step 4:

A pop up window will appear, prompting you to link your PAN with Aadhaar. If not, go to ‘Profile Settings’ on Menu bar and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

Step 5:

Details such as name date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the PAN details.

Step 6:

Verify the PAN details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar. It can be noted that if there is a mismatch, you need to get the same corrected in either of the documents.

Step 7:

If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the “link now” button.

Step 8:

A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN.

Step 9:

You may also visit https://www.utiitsl.com/ OR https://www.egov-nsdl.co.in/ to link your PAN and Aadhaar.

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First Published Date: 04 Jun, 12:59 IST