The government has made it mandatory to link PAN cards with the Aadhaar card. The last date for linking PAN and Aadhar cards is 31 March 2022. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that linking both the documents had been extended from 30 September 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Here is how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar.

By Sending an SMS to PAN Service Providers

Users can send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 by typing UIDPAN < 12 digit Aadhaar number> < 10 digit Permanent Account Number> for this to link PAN and Aadhar. If the linking is done, it will show, “Aadhaar is already associated with PAN. 

For example, if your Aadhaar number is 111122223333 and PAN is AAAPA9999Q. Then you are required to send sms to 567678 or 56161 as
UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q

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How To Link Online:

STEP1: Got to the official website of Income Tax

STEP2: Just click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

STEP3: A new form will appear where you are required to enter details – PAN, Aadhaar number, Name as per Aadhaar and mobile number.

STEP4: If your aadhaar card has only year of birth, then you must also tick the option: ‘I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card’. You must also agree to validate my Aadhaar details. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

STEP5: Once submitted successfully, a message will be displayed on your screen showing your PAN is successfully linked to Aadhaar.

Points to Note:
1. If using online methods, an Aadhaar OTP will be generated in case your name does not match that on your PAN card whereas your date of birth and gender matches. The OTP will be sent to the mobile number registered/linked to the Aadhaar number entered online. You will have to enter that OTP online to continue and complete the linking process.

2. It is advisable that in case there is a mismatch in the data of PAN and Aadhaar you get it corrected before trying to link the two numbers.

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