Lately, there has been a lot of clamour surrounding the Aadhaar card. The government has consistently extended the deadline to link your Aadhaar with phone numbers, LPG connections, bank accounts and other important utilities. Though there are speculations of privacy breaches, the decision is currently under examination by the supreme court. Irrespective of the final decision, you can easily link your Aadhaar with your PAN and mobile number in a few easy steps.
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Linking your Aadhaar to PAN
Step 1: Log in to the E-Filing portal: Visit the income tax filing website, and log in with your username and password.
Step 2: Change the profile settings: Once you have successfully logged in, go to the profile-setting tab and click on the 'link Aadhaar' option in the drop-down list.
Step 3: Link Aadhaar: Once the new window opens, it will display your details like name, gender, etc., as per the PAN. Verify it with your Aadhaar. Once it matches, you may get a captcha code to verify. Enter the captcha code and click on 'link Aadhaar'.
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Ensure that date of birth and gender mentioned in both the PAN and Aadhaar cards are the same. Once UIDAI verifies the data, the linking gets confirmed.
Link your Aadhaar to your phone number
Linking Aadhaar with your phone number is also simple. Here’s how:
- Visit your telecom operator with your Aadhaar number
- Provide your phone number to the operator; you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number
- Provide this OTP to the operator
- The operator will take your fingerprint for biometric validation
- Once complete, you will get an SMS informing you of the linkage
According to the finance act 2017, it is now mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number to file an income tax return. Linking of Aadhaar number with PAN and your phone number has become compulsory, failure of which could cancel your PAN. To avoid future inconveniences, link your PAN with your Aadhaar and phone number.
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