Late linking of PAN-Aadhaar to attract penalty
Updated: Mar 31, 2022
The last date to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar card is March 31, 2022, post which the PAN card will become invalid. If the PAN card becomes invalid, you will not be able to make new investments.
As per a notification issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), those who miss the deadline will have to pay a penalty of Rs 500. The Rs 500 penalty is applicable if those who missed the deadline link their PAN card and Aadhaar card three months from the deadline (i.e. between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022).
Note : If the cards are linked within three months from the deadline (i.e. between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022), Rs 500 will be charged as a penalty.
You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following process:
a) Open the Income Tax e-filing portal - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
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’.
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
i) You may also visit https://www.utiitsl.com/ OR https://www.egov-nsdl.co.in/ to link your PAN and Aadhaar.
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