Income Tax department sends Urgent Notice Taxpayers Alert!

PAN-Aadhaar LINK: After March 31, 2023, your Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative, if it is not linked to your Aadhaar. The centre has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar several times, however, this time the centre has sternly advised taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar within the current deadline. “As per Income-tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory for all PAN holders, who do not fall under the exempt category, to link their PAN with their Aadhaar before 31.3.2023. From 1.04.2023, the unlinked PAN shall become inoperative,” the Income Tax department tweeted.

Consequences of NOT Linking PAN With Aadhaar

  • Your PAN will become inoperative
  • Pending returns will not be processed
  • Pending refunds cannot be issued
  • Pending proceedings, as in the case of defective Return, cannot be completed
  • Tax will be deducted at a higher rate
  • Visit
  • Under the ‘Quick Links’ section, click on ‘Link Aadhaar’option
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and PAN, and pay a late fee of Rs 1000/- through the E-pay tax functionality after following on-screen instructions
  • Once payment is complete, visit ‘Link Aadhaar’section again and enter your name, mobile number, Aadhaar number and PAN
  • Verify the information by selecting Í agree to validate my Aadhaar Details’ option and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number
  • Click on validate to complete the linking process

PAN-Aadhaar Linking: List of People Who Do Not Require This

As per a notification issued by Union Finance Ministry in May 2017, these 4 categories are exempted from PAN-Aadhaar linking.

  • Residents of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir
  • A non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961;
  • Of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year
  • Not a citizen of India.

Via SMS: Send an SMS message with the subject UIDPAN 12 digit Aadhaar> 10 digit PAN>.

Send the SMS to 567678 or 56161 using your registered mobile number.

Offline Method: Visit the NSDL office.

  • Ask for the relevant application form from the officials.
  • Enter the necessary information and attach supporting documents while submitting it.
  • Your Aadhaar and PAN cards will be linked after the verification.

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