PAN-Aadhaar linking: From Rs. 500 fine to process- Here's all you need to know
A penalty of Rs. 500 will be charged on linking PAN with Aadhaar till June 30 and will increase to Rs. 1000 after that. Here is how you can link the documents online.
The central government has recently extended the last date to link your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar to March 31, 2023, however, there is something important to note. You need to link these two documents in order to avoid facing penalties. This is not the first time when the government has extended the deadline of linking PAN with Aadhaar. Since 2017, it has been motivating people to do so. With effect from April 1, 2017, it has become mandatory for a taxpayer to quote his/her Aadhaar in the application form for PAN and return of income.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced a host of penalties which you may have to face in case you fail to link your PAN with Aadhaar. 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. However, if you still fail to do so, after June 30 the fine will increase to Rs. 1000 in all other cases.
It can be noted that 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 shall 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. Here is how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar:
How to link PAN with Aadhaar online
Open the Income Tax e-filing portal or click on the link - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/.
Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN will be your user id.
Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.
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’.
Details such as name date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the PAN details.
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.
If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the “link now” button.
A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN.
You may also visit https://www.utiitsl.com/ OR https://www.egov-nsdl.co.in/ to link your PAN and Aadhaar.