Income Tax Department: Link Aadhaar with PAN using SMS


The Income Tax Department today asked citizens to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, utilizing a SMS-based office.

The department issued notices in driving national dailies and portrayed how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be connected by sending a SMS to either 567678 or 56161.

It said individuals can likewise visit the official efiling site of the division to connect the two identities, in both the cases- – identical names in the two databases or on the off chance that where there is a minor confound.

It said linking the two numbers is the way to “consistently profit online, a world of income tax facilities.”

“Aadhaar can likewise be seeded into PAN database by citing Aadhaar in PAN application form for new PAN distribution or by citing Aadhaar in change ask for frame utilized for republish of PAN card,” it said in the advertisement.

The Income-Tax-office had early this month propelled another e-facility to link a man’s Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), an obligatory method for recording I-T returns now.

The department’s e-recording site has facilitated link on its homepage to link the two unique identities.

The link requires a man to punch in his PAN number, Aadhaar number and the correct name as given in the Aadhaar card.

“After check from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be affirmed.

“If there should be an occurrence of any minor confuse in Aadhaar name gave, Aadhaar OTP (one time secret password) will be required,” the division had said in its advisory to taxpayers and people.

The OTP will be sent on the registered number in the Aadhaar database.

The administration, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it obligatory for citizens to cite Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application frame for documenting of Income-Tax returns (ITR).

Likewise, Aadhaar has been made obligatory for applying for changeless record number with impact from July 1, 2017.

While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to an occupant of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued as an overlaid card by the I-T office to any individual, firm or substance.