Still have not linked your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar? Do it immediately as the PAN card will become inoperative from December 31, 2019. Thus, all PAN cardholders are required to link their PAN with Aadhaar by this date.
However, the government has not yet clarified the meaning of the word "inoperative" although it had extended deadline of PAN card linking (with Aadhaar) for the seventh time to December 31, 2019, from September 30, 2019.
Meanwhile, it is still unclear what will happen after the December 31 deadline passes, whether an individual will have to apply for PAN again or it can be reactivated after linking with Aadhaar.
Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to tax authorities.
Here's how to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department e-filing portal - incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 2: Go to 'Link Aadhaar' option on the left side of the homepage
Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and your name as per AADHAAR
Step 4: Mark 'I have the only year of birth in Aadhar card,' if you have only the birth year on the Aadhaar
Step 5: Mark 'I agree to validate my Aadhar details with UIDAI,' if you agree to do so
Step 6: Enter the captcha code on your screen
Step 7: Click on 'Link Aadhaar' option to request linking of PAN and Aadhaar
You can also check the status of the PAN-Aadhaar linking on the Income Tax Department's website.
There is a possibility of linking failure between PAN-Aadhaar card in the following cases:
1. Mismatch in the spelling and placing of the middle and last name can cause linking failure in PAN or Aadhaar card.
2. If there is a discrepancy in the date of birth
3. In case of a gender mismatchAn Aadhaar-Pan mismatch will need to be rectified immediately in case of any such discrepancies listed above. For changes over details on the Aadhaar card, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will have to be approached.
Similarly, UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd. will have to be approached in case of a mistake in the PAN card.
Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T Department to a person, firm or entity.