PAN-Aadhaar Card Linking Deadline Is December 31: How to Check Status, Link Aadhaar-PAN Online

PAN-Aadhaar Card Linking Deadline Is December 31: How to Check Status, Link Aadhaar-PAN Online

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You need to make sure that you’re providing accurate Aadhaar details for linking with your PAN

Highlights
  • You can check status of your Aadhaar-PAN linking from IT Department site
  • A quick link is available to perform linking online
  • Aadhaar-PAN linking can also be done via an SMS message

Tomorrow is the deadline to link your Aadhaar card and PAN card. As per a directive from the  Income Tax Department, it is mandatory to connect your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar card before the end of this year. With less than 48 hours to go, it is a good time to check the status of your PAN card and Aadhaar card linking and may sure that both are connected. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in September this year extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar card with PAN from September 30 to December 31. People failing to meet the deadline will no longer be able to file their income tax returns and their PAN will become inoperative.

The Income Tax Department through its social media channels earlier this month notified that it is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar. “Building a better tomorrow! To reap seamless benefits of income tax services, complete the vital link before 31st December, 2019,” the government body said in a public message.

If you want to check whether your Aadhaar and PAN are already linked, you need to follow the steps provided below.

How to check your PAN-Aadhaar link status

Checking PAN-Aadhaar link status is easy. You need to go to the website of the Income Tax Department before the December 31 deadline. The website will ask you to enter your Aadhaar card number and PAN card details to check the status of the Aadhaar-PAN linking online.

  1. Go to the official website of the Income Tax Department by visiting https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home from your browser.
  2. Now, click on the Link Aadhaar option provided under the Quick Links section on the left sidebar.