Income Tax Department has now made it easier to link PAN with Aadhar, as per the press release released by Income Tax Department dated May 11, 2017.
Now, there is need to follow some of the steps and its done without getting yourself registered on department website or without making any log in.
Following steps needs to be followed:
1. 1. Open the website as “incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in”
2. 2. Click on link “LINK AADHAR” on the left plan of the website:
3. 3. Fill The Pan No., Aadhar Number, Name As Per Aadhar And Click On Link Aadhar
And after following the above said process, you linking will be done.
In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided by taxpayer when compared to the actual data in Aadhaar, One Time Password (Aadhaar OTP) will be sent to the mobile registered with Aadhaar. Taxpayers should ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly same. In a rare case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name in PAN, then the linking will fail and taxpayer will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.
This facility is also available after login on the e-filing website under Profile settings and choose Aadhaar linking. The details as per PAN will be pre-populated. Enter Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit.
Here the department has come up with a simplified process of linking of PAN with Aadhar without making any log id or registration.
One more clarification is given by department that the simplified process cam be used by any person carrying a valid PAN & Aadhar irrespective of the fact that the person is registered on Income Tax Website or not.
CS Ranjeet Gola