Department notification, income tax returns could be e-filed without
linking Aadhaar and PAN till 5 August 2017.The deadline to link PAN and
Aadhaar which was initially extended from 31 August 2017 to 31 December 2017,
has now been further extended by the CBDT to 31 March 2018 to facilitate the
process of linking, the tax department will not process the returns until PAN
and Aadhaar are linked.
visit the official e-filing website of the department to link the two
identities, in both the cases– identical names in the two databases or in case
where there is a minor mismatch.
The Income Tax
Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar with
just a 2 step process which does not even require to login or register
at the e- filing website. This facility can be used by anyone to link
their Aadhaar with PAN.
Log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department by entering the log-in ID, password and date of birth
On logging in to the site, a pop up window will appear prompting you to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card. If you don’t see the popup, go to blue tab on the top bar named ‘Profile Settings’ and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
Details such as
name, date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the details
submitted at the time of registration on the e-Filing portal. Verify the
details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar card.
If the details match, enter your Aadhaar card number and captcha code and click on the “Link now” button.
A pop-up message
will inform you that your Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN
Now you can link
your Aadhaar and PAN through SMS also. The Income Tax
Department has urged taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an
SMS-based facility.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: