PAN Card Link Aadhar Card Online. How to Link by eFiling and SMS Updated on 14 Aug 2020

Updated: Aug 30,2019 13:25 IST


PAN Card Link Aadhar Card has been made mandatory by the Indian Government to eliminate duplicate PAN Cards and provides various benefits along with PAN Aadhar Link. PAN Card Link Aadhar Card can be easily done through online mode and by sending a Mobile SMS. Detailed procedure on how to Link PAN Card and Aadhar Card, its usage, benefits and other related information are given in this article.

Methods for PAN Card Link Aadhar Card

PAN Card Link Aadhar Card is announced to be a compulsory process for the purpose of avoiding duplication and easy identification of the taxpayers. Aadhar Card being the unique identity through its biometric information, linkage of Aadhar with PAN eliminates fraudulent practices. PAN Aadhar link is made compulsory with effect from 2017. The deadline for PAN Aadhar Link is extended upto March 2019. PAN Aadhar Link can be done through various methods which are listed below.

  • PAN Card Link Aadhar Card (Online)

    • By Registering in E-filing Website

    • Through E-filing Website

  • PAN Card Link Aadhar Card through Mobile SMS

How to Link PAN Card and Aadhar Card through Registration in E-filing Website?

One can easily link PAN Card and Aadhar Card by registering in the E-filing website. Once you Login to the e-filing website before proceeding with the linking process you can Check if your Aadhar and PAN are linked. Click “Check Status” and provide the details of the Aadhar and PAN. If your Aadhar and PAN are already linked you need not worry else follow the linking process mentioned below. Anyone who has a PAN can register in the e-filing portal by giving their PAN number as the login ID. Income tax filing portal is used for making the income tax payments. One who has registered at the e-portal can directly link the Aadhar with their PAN. Otherwise follow the steps to create an account in the portal and continue with the given steps to link PAN and Aadhar.

Steps to register in the e-filing website are given below.

  • Visit the e-filing portal.

  • Select “Register Yourself” in the right top corner of the page.

  • Select the “User Type” whether it is Individual or firm or chartered accountants or others.


  • Provide the details namely PAN Number, surname, date of birth and residential status.

  • Continue until the verification is done and set a password. Once registered, one can proceed with steps to link PAN and Aadhar.

Follow the below steps to link PAN and Aadhar after registering in e-filing portal.

  • Login to your e-filing account using the login ID and password.

  • Choose the menu “Profile settings”.

  • Select “Link Aadhar”.

  • Provide the Aadhar number and Submit.

  • If the details in the PAN and Aadhar match, PAN Aadhar Link becomes successful.

What are the Steps you Need to Follow for PAN Card Link Aadhar Card through E-filing Website?

One can link PAN Card and Aadhar Card through the e-filing income tax website even when one is not registered in it. PAN Card Link Aadhar Card is a very simple process. PAN Aadhar Link has many benefits for the people and it is useful for security reasons. Follow the below steps to link PAN and Aadhar.

Step 1: Visit the e-filing website.

Step 2: You will have a pop-up asking “Link Aadhar,” in case you don’t get the pop-up follow the alternative given in the next step.

Step 3: Under the quick links, choose “Link Aadhar” or click the direct link to PAN Aadhar Link e-filing website. 

Step 4: Enter the Name as per Aadhar Card.
Step 5: Enter the PAN number and Aadhar number.

Step 6: Enter the captcha code.

Step 7: If the person is visually challenged, then they can request for the OTP passcode.

Step 8: Choose “Link Aadhar”.

PAN Card Link Aadhar Card through Mobile SMS

It is easy to link PAN Card and Aadhar Card through a single mobile message. Aadhar being the unique identity proof of every citizen of India, one can easily obtain a PAN card using the Aadhar Card. This is because, Aadhar Card serves as the identity proof, address proof as well as the proof of date of birth. So the details present in the unique Aadhar Card helps in the easy procurement of the PAN Card. This helps in quicker process due to the Aadhar information being verified already and it has the demographic as well as the biometric information. So while linking PAN and Aadhar card, submitting the Aadhar number in the mobile sms helps easy verification and easy PAN Aadhar Link. SMS must be sent from any mobile number to 56161 or 567678 in the format given below.

UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhar number><10 digit PAN number>

Though sms for linking can be sent from any mobile number, it is always advisable to send the Mobile SMS from the registered mobile. Once the details are verified by respective authorities, the linking process gets completed.

What are the Prerequisites for PAN Card Link Aadhar Card? 

In order to link PAN and Aadhar number, there are few prerequisites. The name, gender and date of birth given in the PAN Card and the Aadhar must match each other. If there is slight variation in the name, it can be matched through the help of OTP feature. Otherwise, one has to approach the executives at the UTI or NSDL centres for guidance. There is no need to submit any document for linking of PAN and Aadhar card. Checklist for PAN Card Link Aadhar Card are listed below.

  • Your PAN (Permanent Account Number) Number

  • Your Aadhar Number or Enrolment ID if you have not yet received the Aadhar Number.

  • Check Name, Gender and Date of Birth are same in both the documents.

  • In case of minor mismatch of name given in Aadhar, OTP is sent to the registered mobile number.

  • Date of Birth and Gender strictly should be same.

Who must link PAN and Aadhar and what are the Benefits of Linking?

All taxpayers must link the PAN and Aadhar Card. All are required to link PAN and Aadhar irrespective of their income. Every person who stays for 182 days or more in the past 12 months must apply for the Aadhar Card and link it with the PAN Card. NRI who has not stayed for the prescribed period, need not apply for the PAN. Foreigners might not be eligible for an Aadhar Card, so in that case, they must mention it with the income tax department for the purpose of filing tax. Linking PAN and Aadhar helps to eliminate fraudulent practices. PAN Aadhar Link ensures that your PAN is valid. To avail many government benefits, PAN Aadhar Link is essential. Multiple PAN can be eliminated through PAN Aadhar Link. Once the PAN Aadhar Link is successful, one cannot de-link it.

The benefits of linking Pan Card and Aadhar Card are as follows:

  • Linking process is essential to avoid the problem of multiple PAN in the same name.

  • PAN card link Aadhar card process helps to eliminate tax evasions.

  • Linking PAN and Aadhar would help the government to record all the taxable transactions of all individuals as well as entities.

  • Multiple PAN cards and its duplication can be avoided as it is linked to the unique identity, the Aadhar.

  • Income tax returns filing become easier and can be done quickly when both the proof of identity are linked.

  • The benefit of getting Aadhar card linked with the PAN card is that the user would get details of the taxes levied on them for references.

What will happen if PAN and Aadhar are not Linked?

Linking Aadhar Card and PAN Card is mandatory to file Income Tax Returns and in case Aadhar and PAN are not linked one cannot file his/her Income Tax Returns and in serious cases there may be deactivation of your PAN. Also, your Aadhar and PAN should be linked in case you are doing a transaction of above Rs. 50,000. Through this linking, IT department keeps track of all the taxable transactions making it easier daring tax filings. If the PAN Card is not linked with the Aadhar Card, the PAN card becomes invalid. To be on the safer side, one should link PAN and Aadhar card before the deadline. It becomes impossible to perform certain banking activities when PAN Aadhar link is not successful. The following activities can never be performed unless the PAN Aadhar link is completed.

  • One cannot purchase or sale of services that is more than 2 lakhs.

  • Cannot open a demat account.

  • Income tax filing cannot be performed.

  • Many government benefits cannot be utilised.

  • Unlisted shares cannot be bought or sold that exceeds Rs.1 lakh.

  • Immovable property exceeding 10 lakh cannot be done.

Reasons for Failure of Pan Card Link Aadhar Card

Successful Linking of PAN Card and Aadhar Card is possible only when the details in both the proof are the same. There are chances of failure when trying to Link  PAN Card and Aadhar Card. This is possible when the details in PAN and Aadhar do not match each other. This could be rectified and linking process can be tried again. Few of the possible cases for failure of PAN Card Link Aadhar Card are listed below.

  • Complete mismatch in your name

  • Mismatch in your Date of Birth

  • Mismatch in your Gender

  • Mismatch in your demographic information

How to Link PAN Card and Aadhar Card if there is any Mismatch of Information?

During the process of linking PAN Card and Aadhar Card, sometimes it may become unsuccessful due to the mismatch of some information. If the mismatch is due to very minor changes, one can request for the OTP. OTP is sent to the registered mobile number of the applicant. On entering the OTP in the given space,  linking process can be done. OTP received is valid for 15 minutes from the time of generation of OTP. Most of the minor errors like spellings can be ignored through the help of OTP feature. Other corrections might require proper change of details in a formal method. PAN details which mismatch must be corrected through PAN CSF application to request for changes. Once the correction is updated, one can proceed with PAN Aadhar Link. In such cases, you have to make the necessary corrections in either PAN card or Aadhar Card and then link both the documents. Visit UIDAI for corrections in Aadhar details and Income Tax Portal for corrections in PAN.


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