Your Aadhaar number can easily be linked with Permanent Account Number (PAN) online. The Income Tax (I-T) department enables users to link the two identification numbers online through a simple tool on its website. It is now mandatory to link the Aadhaar number – also known as Unique Identity Number (UID) – with PAN for completing income tax-related tasks.
The aadhaar is a 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax department itself.
Here’s how you can link your Aadhaar number with your PAN through the income tax department’s portal:
- Click on ‘link Aadhaar’ option on the income tax return e-filing website – www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
- Enter your Permanent Account Number, your Aadhaar Number, and your full name (as given on Aadhaar) in the designated fields, and other details.
- Select the relevant options and click on the ‘link Aadhaar’ button at the bottom of the page.
The Supreme Court had declared the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and also held that the biometric ID would remain necessary for the filing of income tax returns as well as the allotment of PAN. The deadline for filing income tax returns for the financial year 2019-20 is tomorrow, i.e., January 10, 2021.