PAN-Aadhaar Card Linking Latest Update: Keeping in view the difficulties faced by taxpayers during this pandemic time, the Central government on Friday extended the deadline to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the Aadhaar card by 3 months till September 30, 2021. The latest update was announced by MoS Finance Anurag Thakur. Earlier, the deadline was extended from March 30 to June 30, 2021.Also Read - Union Cabinet Approves Central University in Ladakh, to be Constructed at Rs 750 Crore | Details Inside

 Taking to Twitter, Anurag Thakur has made the important announcement and said there has been an extension of 3 months granted for PAN-Aadhaar linking. From 30th June, the last date has been extended till 30th September for linking PAN with Aadhaar, he said. Also Read - Income Tax Forms E-Filing: CBDT Extends Due Date to Submit Form 15CA/15CB in Manual Format Till THIS Date

Issuing an official notification, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had earlier said that if the PAN card is not linked with the Adhaar Card in the stipulated time, it will become in-operative. In case if anyone fails to link their PAN card with the Aadhaar card by September 30, then the income tax department will impose a penalty of up to ₹1,000. Also Read - SBI Customer Alert: Update These Documents Soon to Enjoy Hassle-free Banking Services

As per Section 139AA, it is mandatory for every individual to mention the Aadhaar number in their IT return along with the application for the allotment of PAN given they are eligible for Aadhaar. All those who have been allotted PAN as of 1 July 1, 2017, and are eligible to obtain an Aadhaar number are required to link their PAN to Aadhaar.

If you have the PAN card and are eligible to obtain Aadhaar number or you have already acquired one, then you need to intimate the Aadhaar number to the Income Tax Department. Your PAN Aadhaar linking needs to be completed, else the PAN will become ‘inoperative’.

However, to link Aadhaar with the PAN card, you will have to go to the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department. Here’s how to link Aadhaar card to PAN card using the income tax department’s website:

Step-by-step guide here:

  1. Log on to the official website of Income Tax e-filing – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  2. Click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button on the left side of the homepage menu bar
  3. Fill in details like PAN number, Aadhaar number, and holder’s name
  4. Verify details and fill captcha code
  5. Click on link Aadhaar and the process of PAN Aadhaar Linking will get complete.
  6. The Income-tax department will validate your details after which the PAN- Aadhaar linking will be completed.