Non linking of PAN with Aadhaar before 31 March 2020 to attract a penalty of Rs. 10,000/-
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) reiterated vide its a notification Dated February 13th, 2020 has reiterated that if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2020 then it will become inoperative.
The two identity cards are now interchangeable for all purposes related to the income tax but it is mandatory to link the two.
Additionally, a penalty of Rs 10,000 will also be imposed on those who don’t link both PAN-Aadhaar card within the deadline. The penalty ka there under section 272B of the Income Tax Act – 1961
Further, an individual can check if their PAN is linked with Aadhaar or not, on the e-filing website.
A Taxpayer may note that linking process is simple and can be done by the taxpayers also directly. One can link PAN with Adhar by following the undermentioned sequential steps:
Click the official website of the Incoem Tax Department at incometaxindiafiling.gov.in.
Go to ‘link aadhaar’ option on the left side of the homepage.
Enter the PAN to be linked with Aadhaar number and name as per Aadhaar.
Mark ‘I have the only year of birth in Aadhar card,’ if you have only the birth year on the Aadhaar
Mark ‘I agree to validate my Aadhar details with UIDAI’
Enter the captcha code on your screen
Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ option to request linking of PAN and Aadhaar
There are various cases where there is a data mismatch between adhar and PAN database. Linking in such cases is a little More time consuming.
Where PAN and Aaadhaar card having data mismatch then in all such cases, PAN-Aadhaar linking is getting rejected.
One need to opt for Biometric Aadhaar identification in such cases.
- Download Aadhaar seeding request form from NSDL portal.
- Visit your nearest PAN centre to complete the biometric Aadhaar authentication process offline.
- Taxpayers can find nearest PAN centres on National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) or UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited (UTITSL) website).