As per the Income Tax Department notification the deadline to link PAN and Aadhaar has now been further extended by the CBDT to 31 March 2018 to facilitate the process of linking. Earlier the deadline was 31 December 2017.
Aadhar holders now have the following options to link PAN and Aadhaar.
1. By logging into Income Tax India e-filing website
2. Without logging into the Income Tax India e-filing website.
3. Through SMS
1.By logging into IT e-filing website:
Upon logging in to the site, a pop up window will appear prompting you to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card. You can also access this link by going to your ‘profile settings’. Once you click ‘Link Aadhaar’ you will be shown your verifications details which should match the details mentioned on your Aadhaar card.
If the details match, enter your Aadhaar card number and captcha code and click on the “Link now” button.
You will get a confirmation pop-up saying Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN card.
2.Without logging into the Income Tax India e-filing website:
Linking the PAN with Aadhaar is a simple process which does not require login or register at Income Tax India e-filing website. This can be done by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN. The name in the Aadhar should match with the name available in your income tax account. You will be asked to provide PAN, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar.
Name, DOB and Gender as per PAN will be validated against your Aadhar details.
You can link your Aadhaar and PAN through SMS also. It can be done by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in following format:
UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 987654321012 PANNO1234S
You will get an acknowledgement from NSDL. If the PAN is already linked with your Aadhaar you will get return back messages from NSDL to that effect.