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Mandatory linking of PAN with Aadhar

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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.

 

Q1. Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN?

 Yes, all the Individuals who are eligible to obtain Aadhar are mandatorily required to link PAN with Aadhaar.

Q2. 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.

Q3. 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.

Q4. What is the last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN without any penal implications?

As per Government guidelines, all the individual assesses are mandatorily required to link PAN with Aadhaar latest by 31st March 2022. 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 31st March 2022.

Q5. 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://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/link-aadhaar-status

Q6. How can I link my PAN with Aadhaar?

You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to: https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/bl-link-aadhaar Enter your PAN, Aadhaar number, mobile number, and name as per your Aadhaar.
  2. 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'.
  3. Enter the OTP received on mobile.
  4. Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

Q7. 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 or 567678 as under (from any mobile number)

- Format of SMS:- UIDPAN < space > < your 12-digit Aadhaar > < space > < your 10-digit pan >

Q8. 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/

Q9. Am I am required to submit any information with Bank if my PAN is linked with Aadhaar after 31st March 2022?

If your PAN is linked with Aadhaar after 31st March, 2022, 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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