Aadhar PAN Linking Queries: Aadhaar Card and PAN Card are considered as two crucial documents in India. While Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, Aadhaar is a 12-digit random number. The Income Tax Department issues PAN Card and Aadhaar Card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

PAN is generally used to file Income Tax returns, TDS/TCS credits, tax payments. Aadhaar Card is issued as an identity proof.

Aadhar PAN Linking Queries:

  1. Aadhar PAN Link Online – 
    • To link your Aadhaar and PAN, you need to go to official website
    • Then, You need to fill in details such as PAN and Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar.
    • After filling in all these details, you need to select ‘I have only year of birth in Aadhaar Card’, and ‘I agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI’, Captcha Code.
    • After following all these steps, you need to click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
  2.  Aadhar PAN Link Status –
    • After linking your Aadhaar and PAN, you must track the Aadhaar PAN link status.
    • To know Aadhaar PAN link status, you must visit the official website.
    • Then, You need to fill your 10-digit PAN and 12-digit Aadhaar Number.
    • After that, you need to click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’
  3.  Aadhar PAN Link Mandatory –
    • Earlier, the Supreme Court ruled that Aadhaar-PAN link is mandatory for filing Income Tax returns.
    • In April 2019, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued an order stating that those, who would be filing Income Tax returns after April 1, must quote their Aadhaar numbers.
    • According to Section 139AA of Income Tax Act, every person who holds PAN as on July 1, 2017, must link it with Aadhaar Card.
  4. Aadhar PAN Link Income Tax –
    • In the full-fledged Budget 2019 presented on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to make Aadhaar and PAN interchangeable for convenience of income taxpayers.
    • As per this announcement, those who do not have PAN, will be able to file income tax returns by furnishing Aadhaar details.

  5. Aadhar PAN Link Last Date 2019 –
    • The Central government issued a notification stating that if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar then PAN will become invalid.
    • The last date for Aadhaar PAN link was fixed on March 31. However, later Aadhaar PAN link last date was extended to September 30, 2019.
  6. Aadhar PAN Link Mismatch- If your details on Aadhaar and PAN are not matched, you won’t be able to link Aadhaar and PAN.
    • If you want to change your name on the Aadhaar Card,
      • You need to visit SSVP Portal.
      • Then, You need to select the fields which you want to update or change. Subsequently, you need to fill the data in the selected fields.
      • You need to submit the form and a Unique Request Number (URN) will be generated.
      • Then you need to select the BPO for review of update. After that, you need to attach the original scan of the supporting document.
      • Finally, you can check the Aadhaar update status by using the URN.
    • If you want to update your name in PAN,
      • You need to visit official website.
      • Then, You need to selection Application Type – Changes or Correction in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card (No changes in existing PAN Data).
      • You need to fill in other application information such as Title, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Email Id, PAN Number.
      • After that confirm that whether you are a citizen of India or not and submit captcha code.
      • After that, a Token Number will be generated and you need to continue with PAN Application Form.