With effective from 1st July, 2017 it is mandatory to link Aadhaar number with PAN. As per the Finance Bill 2017, all PAN applications will require the Aadhar card number to be mentioned and all PAN card-holders must ensure that their PAN cards are linked to Aadhaar card, failing which PAN cards will be invalidated.
Is linking Aadhar to PAN mandatory for this Assessment Year (2019-20)? – Yes! If you are filing income tax return for FY 2018-19, it is mandatory that your PAN has to be linked to Aadhaar number.
(Quoting of Aadhaar number in ITR forms is not mandatory for NRIs / individuals who are not citizens of India / who are above 80 years of age / who are residing in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya & Assam.)
Kindly note that filing of ITR from Assessment Year 2018-19 (FY 2017-18) will not be possible if your Aadhaar number is not linked to your PAN number.
One can login to e-Filing portal of the Income tax dept (under ‘Profile Settings’ menu tab) and can link Aadhar card to PAN. But, it’s not that simple and is not as easy as it sounds! If your name in Aadhaar card is different from the name mentioned in your PAN card then both of them will not get linked. And you may have to get your Name corrected in your PAN and then try linking both.
For Example : Your Aadhaar card may have your name with an initial, whereas your PAN card can have your name with expanded initials.
Considering this bottleneck and to make it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar, the Income Tax department has now launched a new e-facility. An individual can now link his/her Aadhaar with PAN card in just 3 easy steps. Even if your name in Aadhar does not match with that of PAN, you can still link both in just couple of minutes!
How to link Aadhaar Number to PAN Card in three simple steps?
Below is the simple procedure to link your Aadhaar card with PAN card. Kindly note that there is no need to login or be registered on E-filing Portal. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
- Visit Income Tax Dept’s e-Filing Portal and click on the link ‘Link Aadhaar’ which is available on the home-page.
- After clicking on Link Aadhaar, you will be redirected to a new page. You need to provide PAN, Aadhaar card number & your name as in Aadhar card. You have to make sure that you enter the name exactly as given in the Aadhaar card. Also, ensure that details like Date of Birth, Gender and Aadhaar number details are as per your Aadhaar card. Click on submit.
- After verification from UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed and it will display Aadhaar-PAN linking is completed successfully.
If there is a minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided by you when compared to the data available in PAN database, One Time Password (Aadhaar OTP) will be sent to your mobile / email registered with Aadhaar. You should ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly same.
In a rare case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name in PAN, then the linking will fail and you will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.
- To update your PAN details, you may kindly visit NSDL website.
- If you have to update your Aadhar details, you may kindly visit UIDAI website.
You may use this simplified process to complete the linking of your Aadhaar with PAN immediately. This will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using OTP sent to your mobile registered with Aadhaar.
Latest news (31-Aug-2017) : The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar has been extended till 31st Dec, 2017.
Latest news (Oct-2019) : The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar has been extended till 31st December, 2019.
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(Post first published on : 12-May-2017)
for me there is no change in the Aadhar and Pan card though it showing mismathc, i have update the Aadhar as per Pan detail, still i am facing same issue. One more attempt i have did with OTP but in that also it not get succeed.
Kindly provide your view to update the same.Also let me know the future case if it will not link then what happened.
Dear Mihir ..What is the mis-match that is shown? In case, Aadhaar and PAN are not linked, your Income tax return (if you are a tax assessee) will not be processed from AY 2018-19 onwwards. Also, the last date to link Aadhaar with PAN is 31 Dec,2017 (as of now). Also, there is a high chance that PAN number can be blocked.
I have corrected my name in aadhar but it is not linking the both card have same date of birth. It always give error message that name gender and date of birth not matched.
Dear Manvendra ..Were you able to download the updated Aadhaar card?
Probably, the name correction details have not yet been updated in UIDAI website.
Thanks for posting nice article
My name on PAN is in all CAPS (PRAKASH PAREKH) but in Aadhar is not all Caps (Prakash Parekh). Will this be a mismatch. Also my Aadhar has only year of birth.
Kindly note that IT dept has now provided new field to capture only Year of Birth (as given in Aadhaar) and can link both.
I dont think CAPS would be an issue.
Kindly try linking and let us know!
Thanks Sreekanth. Yes I was able to link my aadhar to PAN and there was no issue at all. It just took a couple of seconds. Thank you so much for providing details on how to get it done.
Dear Sir For linking PAN with AADHAR in case of minor mismatch in name eg; initials not in adhar only name is there it is stated that one time pass word will be sent to mobile what i should do with that password Is it only for information In AADHAR name is mentioned without initials M V In pAN card name is there with initials What should be done
Dear RAMAKRISHNAN ..If gender & Date of birth details between Aadhaar card and in PAN card match, and if the issue is with only initials, you can just enter the OTP received by you in the concerned field after-which both PAN and Aadhaar will get linked.
Sir, It is useful note. But I would like to share something with you. In my pan card my name is printed as “SEKAR B”, but in my aadhar card is printed as”SEKAR.” I wanted my aadhar card number with pan card but I get a message as MISMATCH. I should change the name in the aadhar card as SEKAR B, I hope so. Not only myself, my clients are also facing the same problem. Also I have been informed that if I change the name in the aadhar card, it will take 25 days to get the same. This proceedure can also made simple without any flaw. Get in to the site is also a venture. Any other way to make it semple?
Dear SEKAR ..Yes, you may have to get your name changed either in PAN or Aadhaar card.
I dont think it takes 25 days to get it corrected. You can submit an online request and they can do it in 1 to 2 days, you can then download the e-Aadhaar card online immediately.
Thank you very much for this very nice article. Its very easy. I did it. it hardly takes seconds.
It prompts below message –
Name as per Aadhaar (as entered in the screen) does not match with Name as per PAN database.
Dear Jagan ..You may have to get your name corrected/updated either in PAN or in Aadhaar card and then try linking both.