The Aadhaar-PAN card linking deadline has yet again been extended by the government. As per announcement made by Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur via his Twitter handle, the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to September 30, 2021 from the current deadline of June 30, 2021.

Keeping in view the difficulties faced by taxpayers during this pandemic time, the Central government on Friday extended the Aadhaar-PAN card linking by 3 months till September 30, 2021. The latest update was announced by MoS Finance Anurag Thakur. Earlier, the deadline was extended from March 30 to June 30, 2021.

It is mandatory for every person to quote Aadhaar number in their income tax return and the application for the allotment of PAN, provided they are eligible to get Aadhaar, according to Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. If a resident, who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, fails to link it with Aadhaar, the PAN card will be deemed invalid after March 31, 2021.

If the PAN becomes inoperative, the resident may face various consequences, including paying higher tax deducted at source, or TDS, or tax collected at source, or TCS, or they may not be able to file an income tax return.

The Ministry of Finance also extended several other deadlines related to income tax compliance. The last date for employers to furnish TDS certificate in Form 16 to employees has been extended from July 15 to July 31. The date for filing TDS statements has been extended from June 30 to July 15.

However, to link Aadhaar with the PAN card, you will have to go to the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department. Here’s how to link Aadhaar card to PAN card using the income tax department’s website:

Step-by-step guide here:

  1. Log on to the official website of Income Tax e-filing –
  2. Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button on the left side of the homepage menu bar
  3. Fill in details like PAN number, Aadhaar number, and holder’s name
  4. Verify details and fill captcha code
  5. Click on link Aadhaar and the process of PAN Aadhaar Linking will get complete.
  6. The Income-tax department will validate your details after which the PAN- Aadhaar linking will be completed.