Last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar extended till September 30, 2019

However, from April 1 onwards, it is mandatory to quote as well as link Aadhaar number while filing an income tax return unless otherwise exempted

Kumar Shankar Roy Apr 1, 2019

aadhaar PAN linkingThe last date for mandatory Aadhaar-PAN linking was March 31, 2019. But with a large number of PAN holders yet to link their accounts with Aadhaar, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number and linking it with Permanent Account Number (PAN) by six months. So, now the new deadline is September 30, 2019.

“The matter has been considered by the Central Government and now the cut-off date for intimating the Aadhaar number and linking PAN with Aadhaar is 30.09.2019, unless specifically exempted,” CBDT said statement.

Do remember from April 1 onwards, it will be mandatory to quote as well as link Aadhaar number while filing an income tax return. This stands unless one is specifically exempted from paying taxes.

This is a must-do task for PAN holders who file Income Tax Return (ITR). Linking Aadhaar with the PAN will be mandatory for filing ITR for the assessment year 2019-20.

If PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, the tax return may not be accepted.

There were reports that those PANs which are not linked with Aadhaar number by March 31 may be invalidated, following which the matter was considered by the government and the date extended till September 30.

“Notwithstanding the last date of intimating/linking of Aadhaar Number with PAN being September 30, 2019, it is also made clear that w.e.f. April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote and link Aadhaar number while filing the return of income,” it added.

To check if your PAN and Aadhaar are linked, go to the following link:

As per the Income Tax department, the constitutional validity of Aadhaar has been upheld by the Supreme Court of India in September 2018.

By linking with Aadhaar, the Income Tax department will know whether there are any duplicate PAN or not. There are certain duplicate PANs.

Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It is a 12 digit number.

PAN is a 10-digit combination of letters and numbers. PAN is given by I-T department.

How to link

The procedure for Aadhaar-PAN linking is easy.

Linking through SMS facility – You can complete Aadhaar-PAN linking by sending an SMS. Here is the process.

Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format. UIDPAN(space)(12 digit Aadhaar number)(Space)(10 digit PAN)

Example: UIDPAN 234556781256 AAAPB7891Z

Linking through e-filing portal – Online linking of Aadhaar number with PAN can be done by logging on to the income tax e-filing portal. You can:

1. Without logging in to your account

You have to go to this link –

Do note that in the case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP may be required.

Do ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly same.

In case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name given in PAN, then the linking will fail and taxpayer will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.

2. Logging in to your account (6 step procedure)

This will require you to log in your Income Tax website account with proper credentials.

Check whether your PAN card is linked to Aadhaar

Visit website and click on ‘link Aadhaar’ under the ‘Quick Links’ section on left. On top of the new page, click on ‘Click here’ option. A new page will open up where you are asked to enter Aadhaar number and PAN number. Enter Aadhaar number and PAN. You will get to know whether they are linked or not.

Also read

Have You Linked PAN With Aadhaar? The Last Date Is March 31, 2019

Kumar Shankar Roy

Kumar Shankar Roy is contributing editor with RupeeIQ. Kumar is a financial journalist, with a functional experience of 15 years. He tracks mutual funds, insurance, pension, PMS, fixed income/debt and alternative investments markets closely. He has worked for The Times of India, The Hindu Business Line, Deccan Chronicle Group, DNA, and Value Research, among others, across different cities in India. He is deeply interested in marrying data insights with actionable opinion. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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