Friday, April 21, 2017
How to link PAN Card to Aadhaar Card on Income Tax Department e-Filing Portal
Government of India made it mandatory to link the Permanent Account Number Card or PAN Card of an individual with that of the Aadhaar Card keeping in mind that many individuals have managed to have more than one PAN Card to hide their income.Here are the steps to link the PAN Card to the Aadhaar Card on the Income Tax department website for e-filing:
Step 1: Register on the Income Tax e-Filing portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 2: Login to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department with your login ID, password and date of birth.
Step 3: A pop-up will appear that will ask you to link your PAN Card with your Aadhaar card.
Step 4: Your details will automatically appear from your profile on the e-Filing portal. Verify your personal details as mentioned on your Aadhaar Card and PAN Card.
Step 5: Enter your Aadhaar Card number and click on the ‘Link now’ on the e-Filing portal. You will receive a confirmation that your Aadhaar Card has been successfully linked to your PAN Card.
Apart from the PAN Card, linking an Aadhaar Card is also compulsory while applying for a driving licence in India. You also need to link your bank accounts and your mobile phone number to your Aadhaar Card number. Within a few months, the Aadhaar Card may also be made mandatory at all airports for domestic flyers who may be given an Aadhaar-based biometric access. Make sure you link your PAN Card and Aadhaar Card before July 1, 2017.