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How do I link my Aadhaar card with my PAN card?

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Learn how to link your aadhar card to your PAN card.

Linking your Aadhaar and PAN cards is mandatory for all Indian citizens who have both cards. It is a simple process that can be done online or offline.

Advantages of Linking your Aadhaar Card to your PAN Card

There are various advantages to linking your Aadhaar card to your PAN card, including:

  • It helps to prevent tax evasion and fraud.
  • It makes it simpler to file your income tax returns.
  • It allows you to avail of certain government benefits and subsidies.
  • It simplifies the process of opening a bank account or getting a loan.

How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Card Online

To link your Aadhaar card and your PAN card online, follow these steps:

  • Go to the IT Department's e-filing portal.
  • Click on "Link Aadhaar" which can be seen under the "Quick Links" section.
  • Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number, and click on "Validate".
  • Enter your name as per Aadhaar, and click on "Link Aadhaar".
  • You will receive an OTP. Enter this, and click on "Validate".
  • Your Aadhaar card will be linked to your PAN card within 24 hours.

How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Card Offline

To link your Aadhaar to your PAN card offline, follow these steps:

  • Visit your nearest NSDL or UTIITSL PAN Service Center.
  • Fill out the Aadhaar-PAN linking form.
  • Submit the form along with a copy of your PAN card and Aadhaar card.
  • Pay the applicable fee.
  • You will get a receipt which will act as proof of submission.
  • Your Aadhaar card will then be soon linked to your PAN card within 7 working days.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • You must have a valid PAN card and Aadhaar card to link them.
  • Your name on both cards must match.
  • You must have a mobile number registered with your Aadhaar card.
  • If your name on the two cards does not match, you will need to update your PAN card or Aadhaar card before linking them.
  • If you have any problems linking your Aadhaar card to your PAN card, you can contact the Income Tax Department's customer support team for assistance.