The Income Tax Department has once again extended the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to March 31, 2020. The previous deadline was December 31, 2019.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes had declared that all Indian citizens must link their PAN and Aadhaar card before the said deadline. People who fail to do so won’t be able to file their income tax and their PAN will no longer be operative.
You can check PAN-Aadhaar linking status on the Income Tax India website. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ and then, click on ‘Click here’, which is above the section where you fill your PAN and Aadhaar details. The new webpage will ask you for your PAN and Aadhaar number. Fill in the details and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar status’. If your PAN-Aadhaar is linked, the screen should show a confirmation message with the last four digits of your Aadhaar number.In case you haven’t applied for linking PAN to Aadhaar card, there are two ways to do it.If the requirements are in check, open the messaging app and type UIDAI space 12-digit Aadhaar card number space 10-character alphanumeric PAN details and send it to 567678 or 56161. For Example, if your Aadhar number is 109876543210, and your PAN is ABCD1234E, then send type UIDAI space 109876543210 ABCD1234E and send it to 567678 or 56161.