PAN Aadhaar Link

Linking your PAN (Permanent Account Number) with Aadhaar is an essential process mandated by the government to enhance financial transparency and streamline taxation procedures.

Additionally, linking PAN with Aadhaar helps in curbing tax evasion and ensures better compliance with income tax regulations. This process is simple and can be completed online through the official portals of the Income Tax Department and UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).

New PAN applicants: Aadhaar linked automatically.

Existing PAN holders (before July 1st, 2017) who have not linked or missed the deadline can linking with penalty.

Things to Remember Before Linking PAN & Aadhaar

There are certain preconditions that are required while you are linking your PAN card with Aadhaar. I.e;

  • A valid PAN.
  • A valid Aadhaar number.
  • A valid mobile phone number.

Steps to Check if Aadhaar is Linked to PAN Card

Linking your Aadhaar and PAN is a straightforward step with significant benefits. Here’s how to check if your Aadhaar is linked to a PAN card:

1. Online: Through the Income Tax Department e-filing portal:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department e-filing portal: Click on ‘Link Aadhaar status’ under the quick links homepage

Check PAN Aadhaar Status Online on Income Tax Portal

Step 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click ‘View Link Aadhaar status’

Enter PAN & Aadhaar Number top Check Link Status

Step 3: If your PAN and Aadhaar is not linked, there will be a POP-UP that asks you to link the same.

Link Aadhaar to PAN After Status Check

Step 4: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar details and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 5: Enter an OTP sent to your registered mobile number.


  • Ensure your mobile number is registered with both your PAN and Aadhaar card.
  • Make sure you have the correct 12-digit Aadhaar number and 10-digit PAN number readily available.

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How to Make Payment of Aadhaar PAN Link

Step 1: Visit the e-Filing portal home page and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’

Click on Link Aadhaar for Penalty Fee Payment

Step 2: Enter your PAN number and Aadhaar number.

Enter PAN & Aadhaar for Penalty Fee Payment

Step 3: Click on continue to pay through e-pay Tax.

Read Instructions for Penalty Fee Payment & Proceed

Step 4: Enter your ‘PAN’ and confirm your PAN, mobile number to receive ‘OTP’.

Enter PAN & Mobile Number for Penalty Fee Payment

Step 5: After the OTP verification, you will be redirected to e-pay tax page

Verify OTP for PAN Aadhaar Link Penalty Fee Payment

Step 6: Click on ‘Proceed’ on the ‘Income tax’ tile.

Click on Income Tax Option for Penalty Fee Payment

Step 7: Select the ‘Assessment year’ and ‘Type of payment’ as ‘Other receipts(500) and click ‘Continue’

Step 8: The amount will be pre-filled against ‘Others’ and click ‘Continue’.

Click on Other Receipts Option for Penalty Fee Payment

The challan will be generated in the next screen, where yui select your mode of payment and make the payment.

After the payment you can link your Aadhaar with PAN on the e-Filing portal.

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Steps to Link PAN Aadhaar Card Without Login

Step 1: Go to the e-filing portal home page and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ on the left side under ‘Quick links’

Link PAN & Aadhaar on Income Tax Website - Click on Link aadhaar

Step 2: Enter your PAN and ‘Aadhaar number’ and click on ‘Validate’


Step 3: Enter the details required like ‘Name’ , ‘Mobile number’ and click on the required boxes and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ on the right corner.

Link PAN & Aadhaar, Enter PAN & Aadhaar Number

Step 4: Enter the 6 digit OTP received on your mobile number that you put in previously and click on ‘Validate’.

Verify OTP to Link PAN & Aadhaar

Step 5: The request for linking Aadhaar and PAN will be submitted and you can check the Aadhaar PAN link status.

Request Submitted for Linking PAN & Aadhaar

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Steps to Link PAN Aadhaar Card With Login

Step 1: Go to the e-filing portal home page and ‘Login’ to your account.

Login to Link PAN & Aadhaar

Step 2: Go to ‘Dashboard’click on ‘Link Aadhaar to PAN and click ‘Link Aadhaar’

Click on Link Aadhaar to Link PAN & Aadhaar

Step 3: Enter the ‘Aadhaar Number’ and click on ‘Validate’

Enter Aadhaar Number to Link PAN & Aadhaar

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Why Should You Link PAN Card & Aadhaar Card

Linking your PAN card and Aadhaar card offers several advantages, making it a worthwhile step for various reasons:

  • Pre-filled Information: When your PAN and Aadhaar are linked, your income tax return gets pre-filled with details from Aadhaar, saving time and reducing errors during filing.
  • Mandatory E-filing: Most taxpayers are now required to file their income tax returns electronically, and linking PAN and Aadhaar is crucial for doing so seamlessly.
  • Single source of authentication: Linked Aadhaar acts as a single source of verification for various financial services like account opening, loan applications, and government schemes.
  • Biometric Authentication: Aadhaar's biometric authentication strengthens security measures, minimising the risk of financial fraud and identity theft.
  • Essential for Benefits: Numerous government schemes, including subsidies and pensions, require linked PAN and Aadhaar for seamless entitlement verification and disbursement of benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can link your PAN with Aadhaar online through the Income Tax e-filing portal, e-Verify website, or UIDAI website, or offline at PAN service centres or via SMS (charges may apply).

While not always mandatory for all individuals, PAN-Aadhaar linking is crucial for many financial transactions, filing income tax returns, and accessing certain government schemes. It simplifies processes and offers security benefits, so consider linking them even if not currently mandatory for you.

While not universally mandatory, failing to link your PAN and Aadhaar might lead to higher taxes, limited financial services, restricted government scheme access, service disruptions, and inconvenience - consider linking for a smoother financial experience.

An unlinked PAN can lead to higher taxes, limitations on opening accounts, cash deposit restrictions, and potential tax implications on fixed deposits

No, you do not typically need to submit any physical document proof for linking your PAN card with your Aadhaar card. Your PAN and Aadhaar details, along with a registered mobile number for verification, are usually sufficient for successful linking.

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