How to Link Aadhar to PAN card

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Wednesday (June 24, 2020) issued a notification for extending the deadline for linking of Permanent Account Number (PAN) card with Aadhaar card. This is the third time the deadline has been extended. Before it was extended from March 31, 2020 - June 30, 2020. And before that it was extended from September 2019.

Now, as per latest notification, the date for linking PAN card with Aadhaar card has further been extended to March 31, 2021. We believe this will be the last such extension and everyone who has a PAN needs to link to their Aadhar by then. If not any transaction that requires your PAN will not go through.

You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following process:

a) Open the Income Tax e-filing portal - (You may also visit OR to link your PAN and Aadhaar).

b) Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN (Permanent Account Number) will be your user id.

c) Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.

d) A pop up window will appear, prompting you to link your PAN with Aadhaar. If not, go to ‘Profile Settings’ on Menu bar and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’. If such a pop up doesn’t appear, you can go to Profile setting and click the “Link Adhaar” button.

e) Details such as name date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the PAN details.

f) Verify the PAN details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar. Pls. note that if there is a mismatch, you need to get the same corrected in either of the documents.

g) If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the “link now” button.

h) A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN. You may also get a SMS.