IT i.e. Income Tax Department today has given taxpayers the facility of linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) card to the Aadhaar Number in just one SMS. The IT department has also appealed that they link their Aadhaar with PAN number using SMS Aadhaar facility. The Department has given advertisements in this country’s major newspapers. It explains how someone can link their Aadhaar and PAN via SMS.
Linking PAN-Aadhaar: How To Do It Online, Via SMS
For this, you need to SMS 567678 or 56161.
To link a PAN to the Aadhaar, you will need to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161
1. Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:
2. UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>
Example: UIDPAN 3421342112341234 AAAAAE12EE
The PAN and Aadhaar number can also be linked by visiting the department’s e-filing website.
1. Visit incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
2. Click on the new ‘Link Aadhaar’ link.
3. Enter your PAN, Aadhaar Number and name in the respective fields and hit ‘Submit’. ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes).
4. A confirmation will be shown on PAN-Aadhaar linked if no errors.
It is worth noting that it is compulsory to link the Aadhaar with PAN card, or after the 30th of June the PAN card will be useless. The government has issued a rule to add pan and Aadhaar to each other under the Finance Act 2017 which will be effective from July 1, 2017. PAN card has become extremely important for your income tax filing, opening a bank account, getting a KYC. If you do not complete the Aadhaar card-PAN card linking by July 1, then your PAN card can be rejoined. It will not be able to fill IT returns.
According to the IT department’s advertisement, the application of new PAN or re-release of old PAN card can also be added by mentioning Aadhaar number.
IMPORTANT: If the PAN does not link to the Aadhaar then these losses
Those who do not have Aadhaar card will have trouble getting gas cylinders subsidy, ration card subsidy. Apart from this, it is mandatory to link the bank account holders by June 1. Your bank account may closed without having to link the Aadhaar. In order to increase the tax collection in the country, the IT department has made PAN Linking necessary from the basis for filing returns. The government believes that tax evasion can prevented substantially after this linking. According to the statistics, there are more than 24.37 crore PAN card in the country and the Aadhaar card of more than 113 crore people has been made.
Hearing on the basis of the Supreme Court
The special thing is that this advertisement of IT has been released at a time when many different petitions related to challenge the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar are to be heard in the Supreme Court on June 27.