As per instruction of government of India, taxpaying citizens or entities and other PAN card holders should link Aadhar with PAN card. The process and importance of this process have been described below.
Taxpaying citizens or entities and other PAN card holders should link Aadhar with PAN card- Will it help in Checking Tax Evasion?
PAN (Permanent Account Number) card carries a unique 10-digit code which is assigned to all tax payment individuals and entities in India. The card has been issued by income tax department of India. It acts as a single account number to track all the financial transactions related to an individual or organization. For filing income tax returns, it is mandatory to have PAN card in India. Apart from its primary use, this card can also be used as an identity proof of age for the Indian citizens.
On the other hand, Aadhar Card carries 12-digit number. This card acts as an identity card for the Indian citizens. Aadhar is a part of an initiative by the Indian government to have single identification document for every individual in the country. It contains demographic and biometric information of a person.
Government has made Linking of Aadhar Card with PAN Card Mandatory
Recently, the government of India has instructed its citizens to link Aadhar and PAN Card. The process of linking these two important identity cards should be done before 31st December 2017. If PAN card is not linking as per the stipulated time, then the new PAN card shall be declared as invalid.
Importance of Linking PAN and Aadhar Card
In order to restrict the use of multiple PAN cards, linking PAN and Aadhar card is important. This move is anticipated to restrict tax evasion. Apart from restricting tax evasion, there is another benefit if citizens link Aadhaar and PAN Card. This has been anticipated to provide seamlessness in the process of tax filing. People do not have to submit income tax acknowledgment any longer if they link these two cards.
Linking of PAN Card with Aadhar Card- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Do I need to submit documentary proof for linking PAN and Aadhaar cards?
There is no requirement of submitting any additional documentary proof for the process of linking Aadhar card with PAN card. Your Aadhaar card already contains the address, age and other vital information.
2. What are the details that I should check while linking Aadhaar and PAN card?
In order to link Aadhaar and PAN Card, you need to check a few things carefully. The most important thing is checking your name and date of birth while linking these two cards. If they do not match exactly, your application for linking PAN and Aadhar shall draw failure.
3. What should I do when my PAN and Aadhar details do not match?
In the process of linking these two cards, if you realize that date of birthday, name and gender on the two cards do not match, you need to correct the cards with valid details. After making the necessary corrections, you can proceed to link the PAN and Aadhaar.
Process of Linking Aadhaar and PAN
Steps to follow to link PAN Card and Aadhar Card
In order to link Aadhar and PAN Card, you need to follow some simple steps. Here are those steps at a glance for you:
• Login to the e-filing portal of income tax department of India. If you do not have an account, you can simply create one with ease.
• After login to your account, you shall find a popup dialogue box on your screen, asking you to link Aadhaar and PAN Card. Click on that option and move on to the next step.
• You need to add the date of birth, name, gender and other details carefully as per your Aadhaar card.
• When PAN and Aadhar details match perfectly, you need to click on “link now” button.
• A popup message shall appear informing you that Aadhar is linked with PAN.
The process is as simple as mentioned above. As mentioned already, this has to be done as per stipulated deadline of 31st December 2017, as instructed by the government of India.