Aadhaar-PAN Linking Last Date Today: According to Finance Bill 2021, a person will be liable to pay a late fee of up to Rs1,000 in case of non-linking of the PAN number with Aadhaar card.
The last date for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar is today – March 31. One may be liable to pay a penalty of Rs 1,000 according to the Finance Bill 2021 if the two identification cards are not linked by today. The government had passed the Finance Bill 2021 in the Parliament last week, where it inserted a new section called ‘234H’. According to this section, a person will be liable to pay a late fee of up to Rs 1,000 in case of non-linking of the PAN number with Aadhaar card. If the PAN card is not linked with Aadhaar card, it is likely to be come inactive.
The Aadhaar is a 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and also known as Unique Identity number. Whereas, the PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number and is allotted by the Income Tax (I-T) department.
PAN Card can be easily linked to the Aadhaar number online as the Income Tax department allows users to link the two unique identification numbers through its website. Also, it is now mandatory to link the Aadhaar number with PAN to complete income-tax-related tasks such as filing returns on income.
Here’s how you can link your PAN with Aadhaar card online:
- Log on to the income tax return e-filing website – www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, click on the ‘link Aadhaar’ option
- Enter the correct Permanent Account Number, Aadhaar Number, and the full name (as given on Aadhaar card) in the designated fields.
- Enter other details in the designated field such as date of birth.
- Enter the captcha code.
- Now, select the relevant option and click on the ‘link Aadhaar’ button at the bottom of the webpage.