New Delhi, June 30, 2017: Today is the last day for linking of Aadhaar card with your PAN as the government of India has made it compulsory for all the taxpayers. However, if you don’t have an Aadhar card, your PAN would not be suspended.
From July 1, to file income tax returns, a taxpayer should have both Aadhar and PAN card and must link both the documents before Saturday. This step has been taken to keep a check on tax evasion.
Here is all you need to know about linking your Aadhaar and PAN cards:
How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card through online:
You can link your Aadhaar card with PAN by visiting the official website of Income Tax Department of India at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 1: Enter your Permanent Account Number.
Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar Card.
Step 3: Enter your name as per Aadhaar Card.
Step 4: Enter Date of Birth.
Step 5: Enter Captcha.
Step 6: Click on “Link Aadhaar.”
How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card through SMS:
To link your Aadhaar with PAN card through SMS, type UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN> and send it to 567678 or 56161 from your Registered Mobile Number (RMN).
What if You Fail to Link your Aadhaar with PAN:
The first impact is that you will not be able to file your ITR after July 1, 2017, if you fail to link your Aadhaar with PAN. Secondly, if you do not link or fail to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card, then your PAN card might be rendered invalid by December 2017.
The Supreme Court recently refused to pass an interim order to stop Centre from making Aadhar compulsory for availing social sector schemes. Earlier, the court has allowed the government to make linking PAN card with UID mandatory.