PAN-Aadhaar linking last date: Do this else you will lose these benefits from 1st Jan 2020
PAN Aadhaar linking deadline is 31st December 2019. In September 2019, the Finance Ministry had extended the PAN Aadhaar link last date by three months from 30th September 2019 to 31st December 2019. If someone fails to link one’s PAN and Aadhaar number then their Income Tax Return or ITR will get rejected and their PAN card will become inoperative.
According to the Income Tax guidelines, from 1st April 2019, it has become mandatory to link and quote one’s Aadhaar number during the ITR filing, which means an earning individual won’t be able to file ITR without PAN Aadhar linking. After 31st December 2019, if an earning individual files ITR without one’s PAN Aadhaar linking, one’s ITR will be rejected by the Income Tax Department. Those who are not in the income tax liability slab, should not feel relaxed as they don’t file ITR and hence they need not to link their PAN with Aadhaar. They also need to link PAN with Aadhar before the 31st December deadline otherwise their PAN will become inoperative.
Apart from this, if an earning individual is planning to quote one’s Aadhaar Card number in lieu of its PAN, one will have to make sure that its PNA Aadhaar is linked. This is because if they have not linked the two and they quote their Aadhaar in lieu of their PAN, then they will be issued another PAN. In July 2019 Budget, the government had allowed quoting of Aadhaar number in lieu of one’s PAN wherever quoting of PAN is mandatory. The DBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes), then issued a notification on August 30, where it made it clear that if someone without a PAN card quotes its Aadhaar card number for a financial transaction, then the income tax department will consider this an auto-application for PAN and a new PAN card will be issued to the individual.
How to link PAN with Aadhaar
Those, who are already filing ITR and have mentioned their Aadhaar number while filing ITR previously, then there are chances of their PAN Aadhaar being already linked. The Income Tax Department has already done that on their own. To check whether one’s PAN Aadhar linking already done or not one can check the PAN Aadhaar link online by logging at incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in — the official website of the income tax department.
If your PAN Aadhaar is not linked then you need not worry. There is ‘Link Aadhaar’option where you need to click at. After clicking at the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option, you will be redirected to a new page where you need to fill all information like your PAN Card number, Aadhaar number and your name. In the case of a change in name between Aadhaar and PAN, one has to fill the name whichever is correct.
If you are unable to link your PAN with Aadhaar by logging in at the income tax website, one can do this through a simple SMS as well. One needs to send SMS on 567678 or 56161. Format of the SMS is UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><SPACE><10 digit PAN>. There is no charge being levied on the SMS sender by NSDL or UTI. They have to pay the SMS charges being levied by the mobile operator company.
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