Link your PAN with Aadhaar today or face penalty

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN extended to June 30
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New Delhi: Non-linking of PAN with Aadhaar number by March 31, 2022 would attract a penalty, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

As per the Ministry, non-linking of PAN-Aadhaar will lead to a penalty of Rs 500 up to three months from April 1, 2022 and a fee of Rs 1,000 thereafter. Nevertheless, the non-linked PAN will remain operational till March 31, 2023.

Under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to link PAN and Aadhar on or before March 31, 2022.

"On failure to do so... PAN shall become inoperative and all procedures in which PAN is required shall be halted. The PAN can be made operative again upon intimation of Aadhaar to the prescribed authority after payment of a prescribed fee," a Ministry statement said.

"In order to mitigate the inconvenience to the taxpayers, as per Notification No 17/2022 dated March 29, 2022, a window of opportunity has been provided to the taxpayers upto March 31, 2023 to intimate their Aadhaar to the prescribed authority for Aadhaar-PAN linking without facing repercussions."

As a result, taxpayers will be required to pay a fee of Rs 500 up to three months from April 1, 2022 and a fee of Rs 1,000 after that, while intimating their Aadhaar.

"However, till March 31, 2023 the PAN of the assessees who have not intimated their Aadhaar, will continue to be functional for the procedures under the Act, like furnishing of return of income, processing of refunds etc."

"After March 31, 2023, the PAN of taxpayers who fail to intimate their Aadhaar, as required, shall become inoperative and all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing, intimating or quoting the PAN shall apply to such taxpayers." 

To check the status of your PAN-Addhaar linking visit-

You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following process:

a) Open the Income Tax e-filing portal -

b) Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN (Permanent Account Number) will be your user id.

c) Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.

d) A pop up window will appear, prompting you to link your PAN with Aadhaar. If not, go to ‘Profile Settings’ on Menu bar and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

e) Details such as name date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the PAN details.

f) Verify the PAN details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar. Pls. note that if there is a mismatch, you need to get the same corrected in either of the documents.

g) If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the “link now” button.

h) A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN

i) You may also visit OR to link your PAN and Aadhaar.

(With IANS inputs.)

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