The Indian government, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns (ITR) from 2017 onwards.Also, aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for permanent account number with effect from July 1, 2017.

The Income tax department till now has linked more than 1.18 million aadhaar with its PAN database.

While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the Income Tax department to any person, firm or entity.

IT departmenthas launched a new e-facility to link a person’s Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number. (click the link below to link your pan with aadhaar details)

Link pan with aadhaar

The link requires a person to enter his PAN card number along with Aadhaar card number. The name should be as given in the aadhaar card.

“After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one time password) will be required,” the department said in its advisory to taxpayers and individuals.

The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number and email of the individual. It also urged individuals to ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same, to ensure linking without failure.

“There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website (of the I-T department). This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN,” it said.

In case if you want to edit aadhaar card details, please visit UIDAI official website which is available in 12 Indian languages.

UIDAI official website:

UIDAI website

Linking your pan with aadhaar will take only minutes if all the details are correctly entered and if all the details are correct in both the documents.