Process Linking PAN Card with Aadhar Card by scanning ID proof OTP and launches facility by Income tax dept . Once the implementation of the Aadhar card was up and running, the government declared that the unique number must be linked to the bank accounts. After this, the decree was announced that the Aadhar Card must be linked to the LPG connection to get the subsidy. By and by, all other aspects of the booking of railway tickets, application for a passport, booking doctors’ appointment in the government hospitals, all were brought under the linking procedure. It was obvious that the government was soon going to announce the linking of the Aadhar Card with the PAN card.
Aim of linking the Aadhar Card with the PAN card?
The Permanent Account Number or the PAN is necessary for all who have an active account in any of the banks. This card is primarily issued by the national Income Tax section. The card contains a unique 10 figure code that is separate from all people who fall in the tax category. The card assists the government authority to monitor the tax related activities of each candidate. Once the Aadhar and the PAN cards are linked, it will make it easy for the government departments to keep a track on the activities of every candidate.
Benefits of linking the Aadhar Card and PAN card
No matter what you do, it is necessary to produce the proof of identity for any verification. This is because both the cards have the name, address, photograph and all other associated details of the person. The following are the basic benefits of linking the two cards:
- Elimination the chances of tax evasion
For calculation of the amount of tax a person must pay, the government must have all the details of the monetary transactions that they are making in one or more bank accounts. This will be made possible in a hassle free manner once the PAN and the Aadhar passes are linked. After the linking process has been completed, it will be easy for the government departments to have the detailed account of all the transaction, which are made in the name of a particular candidate. Once the details are acquired, the person will not be able to hide any transaction, and the government will be able to charge the tax accordingly.
- Eliminating the Chances of possessing more than one PAN card
The PAN card is mainly used to get the tax benefits. Thus, many people try to possess more than one PAN card. This is a criminal offence and must be stopped. Once the Aadhar and the Pan details are linked, each candidate will not be able to apply for more than one PAN card. Even if they try to, the Aadhar details will get verified, and the application will be cancelled immediately.
- Smooth application during tax filing
The government has made it possible to file all the tax returns online. This will not only save time but will eliminate any chances of fraud or confusion. Once the two identification cards have been linked, the candidate will be able to get the benefit of filing the tax returns on the portals.
Where to link Aadhaar with PAN and Process of Linking Aadhaar and PAN Card Steps by steps
As it has been mandatory to link the Aadhar and PAN card details, the people will need to complete the procedure as soon as possible. The following steps must be taken to link the two unique identification passes:
- To start the process, the candidate will have to log in to the official website www.incometaxind iaefiling.gov.in of the Income Tax Department . It can be done by typing in the ID, the password and the birth date of the person. The e-Filing web page will give all the necessary details.
- Once the page has been activated by providing the necessary details, the system is designed to generate a pop-up window. Here, the candidate will get the chance of linking the PAN and the Aadhar passes.
- By now, the candidate will no longer have to feed in the identification details. This is because the candidate has entered these while tackling the registration process. Thus, the process becomes easy.
- Before proceeding any further, the candidate must tally all the personal details, which have been mentioned in the unique identification card with those he/she has entered in the portal. This must be done to eliminate any chances of errors.
- Once the tallying process has been done, the candidate must proceed to the final step that will enable him/her to link the two cards. This can be done by bringing the mouse pointer on the button that has been marked as “link now.”
- If everything has been done correctly, a popup will be generated, and it will notify the candidate that the PAN details and the Aadhar details have been linked in an appropriate manner.
The scheme will make it easy for the government departments as well as the candidate to keep the records without much fuss. With the chances of evading taxation eliminated, the government coffers will be filled with a lot of money. This money can be used for the development of the nation.
What if names in Aadhaar and PAN cards are differently or Linking PAN with Aadhar Card by scanning ID proof , one-time password
If an individual’s Aadhaar Card has any errors, like a spelling mistake in the name or the address, then the individual will not have to worry going through the entire process of getting the mistakes corrected. All they need to do is scan the details of the PAN card and link it with the Aadhar card.
Apart from this, the Income Tax department has also invented a method through which it will be easy for those who want to opt for the online filing of the tax return applications. Via the online website, the candidates will be able to link the PAN and the Aadhar Card by entering the One Time Password that will be generated by the software. It will eliminate the requirement of changing the names. The only requirement for processing the activity is that the details related to the date of birth and gender of the person are exactly same on the PAN and the Aadhar Cards, to ensure linkage without failure.
If the names in the PAN and Aadhaar cards are completely different?
For the e-filing of the tax return papers, the interested candidates can take the help of the online portal. But while doing the filing, they have to make sure that the details on the PAN and the Aadhar Card match each other. In case there is any difference between the details on the two ID proofs, the seeding process will not take place.
One of the officers of the tax department commented that if an individual has already linked the active mobile number with the server of the UIDAI, they will not have to face too much complexity for linking the PAN and the Aadhaar Cards. The official also commented that if the name or any other detail, printed on the Aadhar card does not match with the details printed on the PAN card, then the individual cab opt for the correcting the mistakes by logging on to the official portal of the UIDAI or update the Pan Card Detail. Read here for Aadhar Card Update, Change or Correction Online or Post.
After the correction has been made, the individual will have to scan and upload the photograph of the PAN card. It will act as a support document for the claims that the person has made. The process will also come to the rescue of those people, who have written their names in abbreviated forms.
Using the OTP for linking process
In case, a female candidate gets married, changes the last mane and gets it updated on only the Aadhar Card, they will be given an OTP or One Time Password. The OTP will be directly forwarded to the active mobile number that has been registered in the server of the UIDAI. Here, the individuals will be able to scan and upload the photograph of the PAN card on the official website. The software will verify the legitimacy of the two cards by matching the details related to the birth of the person and gender.
For generating the OTP, the authorities of the income tax department will match the date of birth and gender of the person are exactly same on both Cards. If the year matches then the OTP will be sent to the registered number. With the help of this OTP, the person will be able to proceed for filing the application form for tax return.
Income tax dept launches facility to correct errors in PAN, Aadhaar
As the current government led by Mr. Modi is showing severity on making Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Aadhaar as mandatory for all citizens, the respective authorities has started their initiatives to sort-out the difficulties faced by the common people to fix the errors and to update their details on their PAN and Aadhaar cards.
Steps taken by the Income Tax department
The income tax department of India has launched the online based facility to the citizens who are in need to updating or fixing the errors of their details mentioned in the PAN or Aadhaar. The experts have welcomed the move taken by the income tax department with the motive of helping people. However, the initiatives taken by the income tax department came right after the announcement of the central government on linking the Aadhaar with the PAN.
In the e-filing websites launched by the income tax department, users can able to find 2 separate links, which is for updating PAN and AADHAAR respectively. Both the Indian citizens and as well as the NRI can able to use the e-service, for updating and also for applying new PAN cards.
Process to follow
- Users are supposed to visit the e-filing website of Income tax department https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in where they can find two separate links for editing Aadhaar and PAN on left side
- By selecting the appropriate links, users can able to find link in the falling page which leads the home page of UIDAI for Aadhaar card and for PAN it will leads to NSDL. Where they can follow the instructions displayed.
- For updating Aadhaar card, the link will leads to the Aadhaar self service update portal where users are supposed to update their details by uploading the scanned document copies as proof.
Process Linking PAN Card with Aadhar Card via SMS
It was announced by the high placed official of the Income Tax department that apart from the online and the offline procedure of linking the two cards, Indian citizens will also be able to do it via SMS. For this, the interested individual will have to send a request to 567678 or 56161 numbers. Once the request has been sent, the respective authorities working in the Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI will make the necessary verifications. If any of the information does not match then the person will be provided with an OTP. The OTP will must be provided for the progressing to the next step of the verifications. The process will be smoother for those who have the same ID and the residential details on the Aadhar and the PAN card.
With the initiation of the seeding via SMS, the task has become simplified and streamlined for both the common people and the authorities
|S.No||Things need to Know||Statistical Values|
|1||Total Number of PAN card holders in India||More than 25 Crore|
|2||Total Number of Aadhaar card Issued by UIDAI||More than 111 Crore|
|3||Total Number of Aadhaar details merged with PAN||Around 1.25 Crore|
The link placed in the official e-filling website of income tax department was mainly focused for the taxpaying Indian citizens to link their Aadhaar details with their PAN in online. The act of merging Aadhaar with PAN become mandatory after the amendment carried in the finance bill for 2017-18 by the current finance minister Mr. Jaitley.
Financial experts across the nation strongly believe that by merging the details of Aadhaar and PAN, officials can reduce the duplicate PAN cards. Currently, tax evasion carried though the multiple PAN cards, the act of merging will curb multiple PAN cards.
Last Date of linking Pan Card with Aadhaar Card
Now government announce that 1 July 2017 is the last date to link aadhaar Card with your Pan Card.
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