Last Date for PAN & Aadhaar Linking

Last Date for PAN & Aadhaar Linking

As of March 31, 2023, it is necessary to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card. Failure to do so will result in your PAN becoming inoperative.

In a recent tweet by the Income Tax Department, it was stated that as per the IT Act of 1961, all PAN holders, except those exempted, must link their PAN with Aadhaar before 31.3.23. If not linked by 1.4.23, the PAN will become inoperative. The tweet urged people to link their PAN with Aadhaar immediately.

Follow the steps below to check the status of your PAN-Aadhaar link. However, on March 28, 2023, several users have reported that the link to check the Aadhaar-PAN status is not working.

Note that not linking your PAN with Aadhaar carries a penalty of Rs. 1000 until March 31, 2023.

Steps to Check PAN-Aadhaar Link Status:

  1. Go to the Income Tax e-filing portal using the link:
  2. Click on ‘Quick Links’ on the left side of the page and select ‘Link Aadhaar Status.’
  3. Enter your 10-digit PAN number and 12-digit Aadhaar number.
  4. Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’. If your Aadhaar number is shown, it has already been linked. If not linked, take action to link the two. If your request is pending with UIDAI for validation, check the status later. Contact the Jurisdictional AO to delink Aadhaar and PAN if your PAN is linked to another Aadhaar. A message will be displayed on successful validation of the link Aadhaar status.

Consequences of Not Linking PAN-Aadhaar:

  • Unable to file returns using an inoperative PAN
  • Pending returns will not be processed
  • Pending refunds cannot be issued to inoperative PANs
  • Pending proceedings, such as in the case of defective returns, cannot be completed once the PAN is inoperative
  • Tax will be deducted at a higher rate as PAN becomes inoperative.

To link PAN-Aadhaar with a penalty, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the e-Filing portal homepage and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ in the Quick Links section.
  2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number.
  3. Confirm your PAN and enter your mobile number to receive the OTP.
  4. Once verified, you will be redirected to the e-Pay Tax page.
  5. Click on ‘Proceed’ on the Income Tax tab.
  6. Select AY as 2023-24 and the type of payment as Other Receipts (500) and click Continue.
  7. Alternatively, if your bank account is not listed for payment through e-Pay Tax, follow these steps:
  • Click on the hyperlink on the e-Pay tax page to redirect to Protean (NSDL) portal.
  • Select Tax applicable as 0021 and Type of Payment as 500.
  • Provide other mandatory details and proceed.
  1. Select Assessment Year 2023-24 for making late fee payment for Aadhaar PAN linkage.
  2. After payment, link your Aadhaar number with PAN on the e-Filing Portal.

To link PAN-Aadhaar after penalty payment:

  1. Login to the income tax website.
  2. Under Dashboard, go to the Profile Section and click on ‘Link Aadhaar to PAN.