The Income Tax Department has asked all PAN card holders to link their PAN with Aadhaar card immediately. The last date to link a PAN card with Aadhaar is March 31, 2023. Your PAN card will become inoperative if you fail to link the two till the aforementioned date.
Informing the users about the last date, the Income Tax Department tweeted, “As per Income-tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory for all PAN holders, who do not fall under the exempt category, to link their PAN with Aadhaar before 31.3.2023. From 1.04.2023, the unlinked PAN shall become inoperative. What is mandatory, is necessary. Don’t delay, link it today!”
So, in case if you have still not linked your PAN card with your Aadhaar then follow the below mentioned steps to do so:
Step 1: First, go to the official Income Tax e-filing portal or click on the link — www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
Step 2: Now go to the ‘Quick Links’ section and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar option’
Step 3: After this enter your PAN card and Aadhaar card numbers and click on Validate.
Step 4: If your Aadhaar card is already linked to your PAN then you will see a message on your screen which reads, ‘PAN is already linked with the Aadhaar or with some other Aadhaar’.
Step 5: In case your PAN is not linked to your Aadhaar and you have paid a challan on the NSDL portal, then the payment information will be validated by electronic filing. You will get a pop-up notification saying ‘Your payment details are verified’ after confirming your PAN and Aadhaar.
Step 6: After entering the required details you have to click on the Link Aadhaar option
Step 7: Now you have to enter the 6-digit OTP received on your registered mobile number.
Step 8: You now have to submit your request for an Aadhaar Pan link
It should be kept in mind that the linking of a PAN card with an Aadhaar takes up to 4 to 5 working days.