Check Aadhar PAN card link status

On the e-Filing Portal homepage, click "Link Aadhaar Status" under Quick Links, enter your PAN and Aadhaar number, and click "View Link Aadhaar Status" to see the status.
Check Aadhar PAN card link status
3 min
04-July-2024

The deadline to link your Aadhaar (a unique identification number in India) with your PAN (Permanent Account Number) was 30th June 2023. If you hadn’t linked them by this date, your PAN would have become inactive starting 1st July 2023. However, the Income Tax Department later provided an extension, allowing individuals to link their Aadhaar with PAN by 31st May 2024.

If you don't link your PAN with your Aadhaar by 31st May 2024, your PAN will remain “inactive” or “inoperative”. It is worth mentioning that an inactive PAN leads to higher rates of tax deduction at source (TDS) and tax collection at source (TCS) as per Sections 206AA and 206CC of the Income Tax Act.

However, if you have already attempted to link your Aadhaar with your PAN but are unsure if it was successful, you can verify your PAN Aadhaar link status by following a few simple steps. Let’s understand these steps in detail.

How to check Aadhaar card PAN card link status online?

You can check your PAN Aadhaar link status by following these two simple steps:

1. Check the PAN Aadhaar card link status without logging into the income tax portal

You can easily check your PAN-Aadhaar link status without logging into the income tax portal. Here are the steps:

  • Step I: Go to the Income Tax e-filing website.
  • Step II: Look for the ‘Quick Links’ section on the homepage and click ‘Link Aadhaar Status’.
  • Step III: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number in the provided fields and click the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’ button.
  • Step IV: Now, you can see three different types of messages depending on your current PAN-Aadhaar link status:
    • If linked: You will see a message saying, "Your PAN is already linked to given Aadhaar.”
    • If linking is in progress: You will see the message, "Your Aadhaar-PAN linking request has been sent to UIDAI for validation. Please check the status later."
    • If not linked: If your Aadhaar is not linked to your PAN, you will see the message, "PAN not linked with Aadhaar. Please click ‘Link Aadhaar’ to link your Aadhaar with PAN.”

Also read about: Section 195 of Income Tax Act

2. Check the Aadhaar PAN card link status by logging into the income tax portal

If you have already registered on the income tax portal, you can log in and check the Aadhaar-PAN link status. You just have to follow these steps:

  • Step I: Login to the Income Tax e-filing portal using your credentials.
  • Step II: Now, you can follow either of the two methods after logging in:
    • Go to the ‘Dashboard’ on the homepage and click the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ option.
    • Alternatively, you can go to the ‘My Profile’ section and click the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ option.
  • Step III: Depending on your current PAN-Aadhaar link status, you will see three different messages:
    • If linked: If your Aadhaar is linked to your PAN, your Aadhaar number will be displayed on the screen.
    • Not linked: If your Aadhaar is not linked to your PAN, the status will show as ‘Link Aadhaar Status’.
    • In progress: If your request to link Aadhaar with PAN is still being processed by UIDAI, you will need to check the status later.

3. Direct link to check Aadhaar card PAN card link status

Also, you can check the PAN Aadhaar link status by visiting this direct link - https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/link-aadhaar-status.

Let’s see how:

  • Step I: Go to the direct link provided above.
  • Step II: On this page, enter your PAN and Aadhaar number in the respective fields.
  • Step III: Click the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’ button.
  • Step IV: The status of your PAN-Aadhaar linking will be shown on the screen.

Also read about: Income Tax Slab for FY 2024-25

How to check Aadhaar card and PAN card link status via SMS?

If you want to check your PAN-Aadhaar link status offline, you can do so by sending an SMS in the specified format to the provided official numbers (mentioned below). After sending an SMS, you can quickly check the Aadhaar-PAN link status based on the reply you receive. Let’s learn how:

  • Step I: Write a message in this format:
    • UIDPAN followed by your 12-digit Aadhaar number and your 10-digit PAN number.
    • For example, UIDPAN 123456789012 ABCDE1234F.
  • Step II: Send this SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
  • Step III: Wait for a reply from the service.
  • Step IV: After getting a reply, check the message:
    • If linked: You will receive a message saying, "Aadhaar is already associated with PAN (your PAN number) in the ITD database. Thank you for using our services."
    • If not linked: The message will say, "Aadhaar is not associated with PAN (your PAN number) in the ITD database. Thank you for using our services."

Fees for Aadhaar and PAN card linking

Linking your PAN with Aadhaar was free until 31st March 2022. However, if you linked your PAN with Aadhaar after 31st March 2022 but before 30th June 2022, a penalty of Rs. 500 was imposed. The penalty increased to Rs. 1,000 if the linking was done after 30th June 2022.

If you have not yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you must pay a penalty of Rs. 1,000 to complete the process. Also, if you had not done the linking before 30th June 2023, your PAN card must have become inactive or inoperative from 1st July 2023.

Also read about: Section 192 of Income Tax Act

Who should link their Aadhaar card with PAN card?

According to Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, all taxpayers with a PAN card must link it with their Aadhaar card. Taxpayers were supposed to link their PAN with Aadhaar by 30th June 2023 after paying a penalty of Rs. 1,000. If they didn't do this, their PAN card became inoperative from 1st July 2023.

As per the most recent update, taxpayers had until 31st May 2024 to initiate the linking process and successfully link their Aadhaar with their PAN card.

However, the government has extended exemptions to certain taxpayers from this requirement. The following PAN card holders are not required to link their PAN with their Aadhaar card:

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Citizens aged above 80 years
  • Residents of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya

Conclusion

To remain compliant, all PAN card holders in India had to link their PAN with their Aadhaar by 31st May 2024 after paying a penalty of Rs. 1,000. If you have already linked your Aadhaar with your PAN but are unsure if it was successful, you can check the PAN-Aadhaar link status online and offline.

If you prefer to check the status online, go to the income tax e-filing portal. There, you can see your current linking status by logging in or without logging in. Also, you can access the direct link mentioned below to check your PAN Aadhaar link status. On the other hand, if you prefer offline mode, you can send an SMS in the prescribed format to the provided numbers.

https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/link-aadhaar-status.

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Frequently asked questions

How many have linked Aadhaar with PAN?
As per popular sources, about 57.25 crore PAN holders (out of a total of 70.24 crore) have successfully linked their PAN cards with Aadhaar.
Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN for non-taxpayers?
Yes. All PAN card holders must link their PAN with Aadhaar. However, exemptions apply to NRIs, individuals over 80 years, and residents of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya.
Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN for a demat account?
As per SEBI, it is mandatory to link Aadhaar with a PAN. Failure to do so can lead to trading restrictions or closure of the demat account.
How to know PAN number by Aadhaar?
To find your PAN number using your Aadhaar card number, visit the official Income Tax Department website. Look for the 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar' option under the 'Quick Links' section. Then, click 'Check Status/Download e PAN' and enter your Aadhaar number.
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