• Income tax department lays down procedure for linking Aadhaar and PAN

    July 03, 2017

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes in compliance with Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act has notified the procedure for intimidating the Aadhaar number to the Income Tax Department.

    The notification dated 29th June stated the process for intimidating Aadhaar number by existing PAN holders and for quoting Aadhaar in new PAN application process.    

    While Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India to a resident of India, PAN is a ten- digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to a person firm or entity.

    Taxpayers can link their Aadhaar-PAN using a mobile-based SMS service (formatted message to be sent to 567678 or 56161) or by logging on to the website of PAN service providers like NSDL and UTIITSL or by personally visiting a PAN service center or over the e-filing website of the tax department.

    The income tax department has also introduced one-page form for taxpayers to manually apply for linking of their Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number apart form available online and SMS facility. They will also have to undertake a declaration stating they have “not been allotted any other PAN than the one mentioned” on the form. An individual will have to mention both PAN and Aadhaar numbers, the spelling mentioned of the names mentioned on them and give a signed declaration that the Aadhaar number provided in the application form has “not been provided” by them for the purpose of “linking it with any other PAN.”
    Similarly, the department has also specified in on detail the procedure for quoting of Aadhaar in new PAN application or for changes and correction in PAN data.
    The income tax department has made it clear that taxpayers without Aadhaar number or its enrollment ID will not be able to e-file their income tax return (ITR).  

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