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    As per section 139AA of the Income Tax Act-1961 (“IT Act”), every person who has been allotted a PAN and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number is required to mandatorily intimate (link) his/her PAN with Aadhaar. Further, if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, PAN will become inoperative and it will be deemed that the person has never furnished, intimated, or quoted the PAN to the bank

FAQs-Linking PAN with Aadhaar

 

 1. Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN?

Yes, all the resident individuals are mandatorily required to link PAN with Aadhaar.
 

 2. What will happen if I do not link Aadhaar with PAN?

If PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, then PAN will become inoperative and it will be deemed that the person has never furnished, intimated, or quoted the PAN as per the provisions of IT Act.
 

 3. What is the impact for customers whose PAN is inoperative?

As per provisions of Section 206AA/ section 206CC of the IT Act, in case of inoperative PAN, Bank is required to withhold tax at source (TDS)/collect tax at source (TCS) at a penal/higher rate.
 

 4. What is the last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN without any penal implications?

As per Government guidelines, all the resident individual assesses are mandatorily required to link PAN with Aadhaar latest by 30th September 2021. Further, a fee of up to INR 1,000 may be imposed by Income tax department on the individuals when he/she links the PAN with Aadhaar after 30th September 2021.
 

 5. Where can I check whether my Aadhaar and PAN are linked or not?

To check the status, please click on the link given below and fill the required details:
https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal
 

6. How can I link my PAN with Aadhaar?

You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following these simple steps:
  1. Go to: https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal
  2. Enter your PAN, Aadhaar number and name as per your Aadhaar.
  3. Please make sure that the Aadhaar number and name as per Aadhaar is exactly the same as printed on your Aadhaar card e.g. if your Aadhaar card has only year of birth, then you must tick the option: 'I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card'.
  4. Enter the OTP received on mobile.
  5. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.
 

7. Is there any other mode by which I can link my Aadhaar with PAN?

Yes, you can link Aadhaar with PAN via SMS. Just follow the below mentioned steps:
- SMS to 56161 as under (from any mobile number)
- Format of SMS:- UIDPAN < space > < your 12-digit Aadhaar > < space > < your 10-digit pan >
 

 8. What if I face any issue while linking my Aadhaar and PAN due to any reason like address, name, DOB etc.?

For these issues, you can contact issuing authorities of Aadhaar and PAN
Document
Issuing Authority
Website
Aadhaar
UIDAI
https://uidai.gov.in/
PAN
NSDL
https://nsdl.co.in/
 

 

9. Am I am required to submit any information with Bank if my PAN is linked with Aadhaar after 30th September  2021?

If your PAN is linked with Aadhaar after 30th September , 2021, please visit your nearest branch and submit proof of linking with the branch.
 
Disclaimer
Above FAQs are only easy compilation of all the provisions of the law for convenience of the customers and the Bank does not claim legal validity of the same. Customers should act upon after taking a proper legal advice on the same.
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