Today is last date to link Aadhaar with PAN
The Income Tax Department has been urging all taxpayers to link the two IDs for a long time now.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had clarified that it is mandatory to link the two IDs in order to file I-T returns.
Here's why and how you must link your Aadhaar with PAN.
How to link Aadhaar with PAN online
To link Aadhaar with PAN via online mode, log on to the Income Tax e-portal.
Next, under the 'Quick Links' section, click on 'Link Aadhaar.'
Post that, enter details such as Aadhaar number, PAN, Name, and the screen-displayed Captcha code.
Submit the details, click on 'Link Aadhaar', and you are done.
After successful verification from UIDAI, the linkage will be confirmed.
You can also link Aadhaar with PAN via SMS
Apart from the online method, users can also link their Aadhaar with PAN, using SMS service. To do so, type a text message in this format: UIDPAN (space) 12-digit Aadhaar number (space) 10-digit PAN, and send to 567678 or 56161 from your Aadhaar-registered mobile number.
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Clearing the air around Aadhaar status
Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for services such as bank accounts, telecom services, and school admissions/entrance tests.
However, it is still necessary for getting a PAN, filing I-T returns, and availing government welfare schemes.