The Government of India extended the deadline to link the Aadhaar Card and Pan Card by 3 months till June 20, 2021 due to difficulties and rice in Covid Cases. Income Tax Department stated through the tweet that it was extended dues to difficulties rising because of COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the 11th extension provided by the government since June 30, 2018
The Aadhaar and PAN should be linked as soon as possible according to the government. The deadline for the linking is set to the 31 march 2021. The process has been started earlier and now the deadline is coming close. If you don’t link it to the Aadhar your PAN will be become Aadhar.
You will face penalty if you don’t link the PAN to the Aadhar. Government has introduced the finance bill 2021 in the Lok Sabha. In that bill, under the section 139AA (2) if a person fails to do the linking of the PAN to Aadhar then the person is applicable to the penalty up to 1000 rupees.
If you haven’t linked the Aadhar to the PAN then you have to do It soon, or you have to pay penalty up to 1000 rupees for that.
For that you need to check that if your PAN is linked to Aadhaar or not. Here is how you can check that.
How you can check the PAN and Aadhaar link status?
Just follow these steps to check the PAN and Aadhar link status.
Then you have to enter the PAN and the Aadhar number in the fields on the screen. After that you have to enter the name as per your Aadhar card.
After the filling of these information, you have to tick the square if only the birth year is mentioned in your Aadhaar card.
Now fill the captcha correctly. Enter the Captcha code. Those who are impaired with the vision can request for the OTP or there are other options too. \
And all your steps are completed now. You just have to click on the button with the name “Link Aadhar”
Citizens are free to link the Aadhar card and the PAN card before 31 march 2021. After that they will be applicable for the penalty of the 1000 rupees. One can link these cards through the various websites by the income tax department such as the official website, NSDL website, or UTITL website. You just need to have the Aadhar card number and PAN card number there.
How to link Aadhaar with Pan through SMS?
Citizens who cannot link the Aadhar card and PAN card through the website or facing the problem with it then they can do the link of the Aadhar card and PAN card through the SMS. One who want to link Aadhaar card to the PAN card through the SMS service, have to just SMS the information to the number provided. Here is how you can do it.
To link your Aadhaar card to the PAN card you just need to send an SMS to the number 567678 From the registered mobile number.
The format of the SMS will be [ UIDPAN<SPACE><12 Digit Aadhaar Number><SPACE><10 Digit PAN>] (without the [ bracket).
Let’s understand by the example. Your message should look somewhat this type when you send it. UIDPAN 123456789000 EPOPE1234E.
There are no charges from the NSDL for the SMS. It’s totally free from the NSDL. But you will be charged by your mobile operator the same charge you always get charged when you send a normal SMS.
That was how you can link the Aadhar card to the PAN card via the website and the SMS too. You can go the the nearby digital service center to do this if you are facing a problem.
After you complete above procedure you can check the Aadhaar and PAN card link status daily time to time with the same way given above in the starting. When your Aadhar and PAN card gets linked with each other you will see the status as linked in the Website.
Link Pan Card With Aadhaar Card Before March 31 To Avoid Penalty
If you don’t do this before the 31 march, then get ready to pay penalty for it. The penalty amount would be just waste of money, because the same thing before 31 march will be for free. So, if you haven’t linked the Aadhar card and PAN card yet then do it soon, or pay 1000 rupees penalty.