I am here with another great news, and that is Indian Income Tax Department has recently announced that, from now, people can link their Aadhaar card with their PAN card very easily just by sending an SMS. Everyone can take advantage of this facility who have both Aadhaar card and PAN card.
Not only this, but one can also do the same thing by using the Income Tax Department’s official website. This will be helpful for those who have incorrect name or miss match in between their Aadhaar card details and PAN card details.
The user can simply verify their ownership of the documents by just entering an one time password which will be sent to their mobile number which is registered with their Aadhaar card. By entering that one time password, the user can solve the minor mismatch related problems in their cards.
Link Aadhaar Card Number With PAN Card Using SMS?
Linking your Aadhaar card with your PAN card over an SMS is very easy and takes only a few seconds. To do this, follow the simple steps given below:
- At first, take your phone and open your messaging app.
- Click on write message and type the message according to the next step.
- Type “UIDPAN<Space><12 Digit Aadhar Card No><Space><10 Digit PAN Card No>
- Now send the message to either 567678 or 56161.
- Once you send the message, both your Aadhaar and PAN will be linked with each other.
To spread this word, Income tax department has also advertised it on popular newspapers also. If you want to file your I-T returns, then you must link your Aadhaar and PAN to get continued.
Department is also featuring a new link on their website where people can enter their name, Aadhaar card number and PAN number to connect both documents easily. In the case of any name, mismatch user can verify the authenticity by providing the one-time password.
On Finance Act 2017 it’s also made mandatory to include the Aadhaar card number of the taxpayers in the income tax return’s application form. So, ultimately this straightforward and fast linking process will help people to do the linking without visiting any offline office and waiting for a long time in a big line. Somehow, this will be very beneficial for both normal peoples and taxpayers.
Is it Compulsory to Link Aadhaar with PAN?
From now, new users who will want to make own PAN card will have to submit their Aadhaar card also in addition to get the PAN card. So, both the documents will be automatically linked to each other for new PAN card holders, and they do not need to go through the manual linking process over SMS or IT department’s official website.
Hope this article will help you to link your Aadhaar card to your PAN card using SMS or ITD official website. If you still have any question on the same, simply leave a comment below. And don’t forget to share this article with your friends.