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Pan Card Aadhar Link

Linking PAN and Aadhar Process & Deadline

Last Updated 15th Apr 2021

PAN Aadhar Link Deadline 30th June 2021
Link PAN and Aadhaar Card by
  • Visiting Income Tax e-filing website
  • Sending SMS to 567678 or 56161
  • Filling up the form
Check PAN Aadhar Link Status on Income Tax e-filing website
  • Authenticate tax filings through Aadhaar card and PAN card linking.
  • Open an instant bank account with Aadhar PAN linking.
  • PAN-Aadhaar linking equips the government to check tax evasion.

Link Aadhar to Pan Card

Aadhaar card is a verifiable 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It acts as proof of identity and proof of residence. PAN or Permanent Identification Number is a ten-character alphanumeric identifier issued by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT). It is necessary for income tax filings and also acts as an identity proof.

Supreme Court in its verdict, stated that quoting Aadhar card is mandatory for applying Income Tax returns and for applying new PAN. Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act states that every person having PAN as on 1 July 2017 and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities.

Benefits of linking PAN with Aadhaar card

PAN and Aadhar both are considered as an identity proof for Indian residents. The benefits of linking a PAN card with a Aadhaar card are as following:

Benefits of Linking PAN and Aadhaar for Individuals

  1. The linking of the Aadhaar with the PAN will make the income tax filing process quicker and convenient. It will help an individual to do away with the process of physical signature and digital signature while filing the income tax.
  2. It also helps an individual to open a bank account electronically without providing any further documents.
  3. The individual is given an option to authenticate their tax filings through their Aadhaar card itself.
  4. It will allow the individuals to glance through all the transactions through Income Tax login.

Benefits of Linking PAN and Aadhaar for Government

  • The problem of multiple PAN cards for tax evasion will be resolved as Aadhar is linked to unique biometric identification. It will further help the government in tracking all the transactions thus, will reduce tax evasion and increase the direct tax for the government.
  • The problem of black money will be curbed.
  • Tax evasion will become a thing of a past. The wide base of taxpayers will allow the government to lower the tax rate as it will be compensated by higher revenue.

PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline

The Finance Ministry has extended the PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline to 30th June 2021. Earlier, on 31st March 2020, the government notified that the Aadhaar and PAN linking deadline is 30th June 2020, which was extended to 31st March 2021 due to the Covid-19 Corona outbreak. Failing which the PAN card will become inoperative. If the PAN becomes inoperative, it will be deemed that the PAN was not furnished or intimated wherever required, and all the consequences of the non-furnishing of PAN will be applicable to the individual. However, the PAN will again become operative after the PAN-Aadhaar is linked successfully.

Further, the government is also planning to impose a fine of ₹ 10,000 in case of not meeting the deadline.

How to check PAN Aadhar Link Status Online?

An individual can check whether his Aadhaar is linked with PAN or not. Steps to check are mentioned below:

Step 1. Visit the official website

Step 2. Click on the sub-option Link 'Aadhaar' below the option Quick links.

Step 3. A new screen will pop-up, click on ‘click here to view the status if you have already submitted link Aadhaar request’.

Step 4. Enter the details and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.

The website will show the status of whether the Aadhar is linked or not.

All About PAN


How can I link Aadhaar with PAN?

You can link Aadhaar with PAN by visiting the official website, sending SMS by registered number or by filling the required form.

What is the last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN?

The deadline for linking the Aadhaar with PAN is 30th June, 2021.

Am I required to provide any documents for linking Aadhaar with PAN online?

No, you are not required to provide any documents for linking Aadhar with PAN online. You only have to check if the PAN information mentioned on the website matches your Aadhaar card and then apply for them to be linked.

What if PAN Aadhaar not linked?

Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act states that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities. If an individual does not link Aadhar with PAN, the PAN will become inoperative.

Can I de-link my Aadhaar number?

No, there is no such option to de-link the Aadhaar with the PAN card.

Our News - Apr 2021
  • 2021-04-01 : PAN Aadhar linking deadline extended till June 2021
    The government has extended the deadline for linking the aadhaar to PAN by another three months to June 30, 2021. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2021. This is the ninth time that the deadline has been extended for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar.
  • 2021-03-31 : PAN-Aadhar linking deadline tomorrow
    The last date for linking the PAN to Aadhaar is tomorrow - March 31, 2021. In case of failure, the PAN cards will get inoperative starting April 1. This will affect customers as they will not be allowed to carry out transactions wherever quoting of PAN is mandatory. Such customers may also face a penalty of Rs 1,000 as per the Finance Bill, 2021.
  • 2021-02-25 : PAN and Aadhaar card linking deadline around the corner
    The IT Department has set 31st March 2021 as the Aadhaar PAN Linking deadline. Failing to do this will lead to PAN card becoming inoperative, provided there is no extension in PAN Aadhaar Linking the last date.
  • 2021-02-24 : People above 60 years can self register for Covid vaccination
    People above 60 years of age or with comorbidities can self-register for Covid-19 vaccination using the mobile application. They can decide where they want to get the vaccination done. This decision has been taken to strengthen phase 2 of the covid vaccination process.
  • 2021-02-09 : New facility to make Aadhar Card in Post Office introduced
    To ease the Aadhar Card process for the general public, the Government has allowed the Post Office to make the Aadhar card. Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to initiate this process.
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