Link PAN with Aadhaar

Linking your PAN and Aadhaar cards are mandatory. But in case you have not yet linked it, and are searching for information on the PAN-Aadhaar link, you’ll find it right here. 

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The Indian government has made it mandatory for everyone to link Aadhaar with PAN card to increase transparency. The deadline to link these two documents is 31 May, 2024. 

There are two steps to this process -

In this article, we will discuss how to pay the penalty of Rs. 1,000 and the various methods to do this. In case you have already completed your PAN-Aadhar link, click here to check the status of this procedure.

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How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card

You can easily link your PAN and Aadhaar online. You can do it as a registered user, i.e. post-login or as an unregistered user, i.e. without logging in. 

How to Make Payment for PAN Card Aadhaar Card Linking

The first step involved is to make the payment, which can be done in two ways - 

Through the e-Filing Portal

The first way to complete the payment is through the e-filing portal. To follow this, you must have a bank account in any of these banks as on 13/01/2023 - 

Then, you can follow these steps below - 

STEP 1: Visit the e-Filing Portal home page and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ under the ‘Quick Links’ section.

STEP 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number in the page that opens up.

STEP 3: Select ‘Continue to Pay through e-Pay Tax’ in the pop-up box.

STEP 4: Enter your PAN, then confirm it, and enter your Mobile number to receive an OTP.

STEP 5: Enter the OTP that you receive and once it is verified, you will be redirected to the e-Pay Tax page. Click on ‘Continue’.

STEP 6: Click on ‘Proceed’ on the Income Tax Tile.

STEP 7: Select your Assessment Year as applicable and ‘Type of Payment’ as ‘Other Receipts (500)’.

STEP 8: Then click on ‘Continue’.

STEP 9: The applicable amount will be pre-filled against ‘Others’. Click on ‘Continue’.

The challan will be generated, and on the next screen you will have to select the mode of payment. After this, you will be redirected to your bank’s website where you can make the payment.

Through Protean or NSDL

The second way of completing the payment is through Protean or NSDL. If you don’t have a bank account in the banks listed above, you can follow these steps - 

STEP 1: Visit the e-Filing Portal home page and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ under the ‘Quick Links’ section.

STEP 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number in the page that opens up. 

STEP 3: Click on ‘Continue to Pay through e-Pay Tax’ in the pop-up box..

STEP 4: Click on the blue hyperlink given below on the e-Pay tax page. It will redirect you to the Protean (NSDL) Portal.

Pancard Link with Aadhaar

STEP 5: Once you are on the Protean (NSDL) Portal, click ‘Proceed’ under Challan No./ITNS 280.

STEP 6: Select the ‘Tax applicable’ as 0021 and ‘Type of Payment’ as 500.

STEP 7: Select your Assessment Year as applicable and other mandatory details. Finally, click on ‘Proceed’.

Once the payment is done, you can link your Aadhaar with PAN on the e-Filing Portal.

If you pay through this method, you can complete your PAN-Aadhaar link only after 4 or 5 days of making the payment.

Now that you have made the payment, the next step is to complete the actual link.

Why is it Important to Link PAN With Aadhaar?

The PAN card is an extremely important piece of document in the banking sector, or in any case of big financial investments. The PAN card helps the government track your financial transactions and levy taxes on them when required. 

Similarly, even your Aadhaar card is an essential document in the country. It is your unique identity number, and can act as both your identity and address proof. 

Here are some reasons to link the two documents - 

Thus, the government and the individual taxpayer, both will benefit from this mandatory regulation.

Benefits of Linking your PAN with Aadhaar

Linking your PAN card with your Aadhaar card does come with some advantages -

How to Link PAN and Aadhaar Manually?

Following are the steps to link your PAN and Aadhaar cards manually.

What happens if I fail to Link my Aadhaar and PAN cards?

If you are unable or ignorant about linking your PAN and Aadhaar card, you will not be able to file for IT returns and TDS files from March 2023 onwards.

The Income Tax department will deactivate your PAN card; thus, any transactions or earnings you have will be deemed illegal. Besides, you will be unable to make genuine transactions above INR 50,000.

Even if your income is below the taxable limit as the government prescribes, you must link your Aadhaar with your PAN card. Or else your PAN card will be deactivated.

Steps To Check PAN Aadhaar Status After Linking Procedure

The ways to verify the status of your PAN-Aadhaar status before logging in are listed below:

You may also use the SMS service to check the progress of the Aadhaar-PAN linkage. You must send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:

UIDPAN < 12-digit Aadhaar number> < 10-digit Permanent Account Number>

If your Aadhaar has been successfully connected to your PAN, the message 'Aadhaar (Aadhaar number) is already associated with ITD database' will appear. Thank you for making use of our services.'

Some Common Reasons for failure to Link Your PAN to Aadhaar card

While linking your PAN card to your Aadhaar, you might receive some errors. This can stem from a few reasons, which can be listed down below.

Such problems can lead to great inconveniences and wastage of time. Hence we should be equipped with how to tackle them effectively.

How To Rectify Your PAN Card Credentials?

If your Aadhaar card and PAN card details do not match, you can change either of them to match your original credentials. You need to follow these simple steps to rectify your PAN card details.

How To Rectify Your Aadhaar Credentials?

Here are the steps that you can follow to rectify your Aadhaar credentials. Please note that this process is offline.

Do I have to pay any registration fee to link PAN and Aadhaar Card?

Yes, as of now, you have to pay a fee of INR 500 only if the linking is done by 30th June 2022. After that, the charges will be increased to INR 1000. Therefore, you must get the linking done at the earliest.


The Aadhaar number is an identification number issued to every citizen of India by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It serves as proof of identity and address and can be used for registration with various government agencies like banks, financial institutions, health care providers, etc.

The Permanent Account Number, or PAN, is an identification number issued by the Income Tax Department of India. The 10-digit number is unique to every individual and is one of the most important documents to set up a bank account, buy shares or invest in mutual funds, etc.

Under the current laws, it is mandatory for every Indian citizen to link their PAN cards and Aadhaar cards. In failing to do so, the PAN card will become inoperative post April 1, 2023.  If your PAN becomes invalid, you will be unable to conduct financial transactions where the PAN is required. These include opening a bank account, filing an income tax return, claiming a tax refund, and investing in stocks and mutual funds, among other things.

Pan Aadhar Link Related FAQs

The process of linking your PAN number and Aadhaar number is free of cost.

If you do not link your PAN number with your Aadhaar number then your PAN number will become inactive and cannot be used for certain transactions. However, you will be able to link it later as well but a fee may be charged.

Both the Aadhaar and PAN numbers are required to verify the Aadhaar PAN status.

The government does not charge a fee to check the status of PAN Aadhaar linkage.

According to a Ministry of Finance notification, if you do not link your PAN and Aadhaar, your PAN would become inactive.

No, all you'll need for this is your Aadhaar number and PAN. However, the personal information on both documents must match in order for the linkage to be successful.

The official NSDL e-governance portal allows you to check, verify, and alter your PAN information, while the official UIDAI portal allows you to do the same for your Aadhaar information.

For the purpose of filing your income tax return, you must provide your Aadhaar number. You must quote the Aadhaar enrolment number if you do not have an Aadhaar number.

An Aadhaar number can only be obtained by a resident Indian. A resident is someone who has spent at least 182 days in India in the previous 12 months, immediately preceding the filing of an Aadhaar application. An NRI does not need to apply for Aadhaar or link their PAN to it.

The Aadhaar number of the Karta, or the family's main individual, must be linked to the PAN in the case of a Hindu Undivided Family, or HUF.

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