PAN-Aadhaar linking date extends till June 30, 2021: Follow these easy steps to link them Online!

Income Tax department on Wednesday informed that the last date for linking of the Aadhaar number with PAN would be 30th June, 2021.

The Central Government of India on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with a permanent account number (PAN) by three months. The Income Tax department informed that the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN would be 30th June 2021.

“Central Government extends the last date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN from 31st March, 2021 to 30th June, 2021, in view of the difficulties arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.(1/2)” read the tweet from Income Tax department.

The landmark move comes after many people reported technical glitches on the income tax website while linking the Aadhaar and PAN card numbers.

“Date for issue of notice under section 148 of Income-tax Act,1961, passing of consequential order for direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) & processing of equalisation levy statements also extended to 30th April, 2021.(2/2)” added Income Tax department’s tweet on Wednesday.

Linking Aadhar with existing PAN cardholders can be done manually before the deadline. PAN card holders are advised to link PAN with Aadhaar, to avoid any penalty.

Here are a few simple steps to link your PAN with Aadhaar Online:

  1. Visit Income Tax e-filing portal
  2. Click on the Link Aadhaar button on the Menu bar
  3. Enter required details like PAN number, Aadhaar cardholder name, and number
  4. Verify the details and enter Captcha Code and click on Link Aadhaar
  5. A pop-up message will appear. It will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN.

PAN-Aadhaar link via SMS

If you want to link Aadhaar and PAN via an SMS, you will have to send an SMS at 567678 or 56161. The format of the SMS should be like this:

“UIDAIPAN(12digit Aadhaar number) space (10 digit PAN Number).”

Previously, the government has already extended the deadline on multiple occasions in the past as well.

Meanwhile, in September 2018, the Supreme Court had declared Aadhaar as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID will remain a mandatory document for the filing of income tax returns and allotment of PAN cards.

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