It is to be noted that earlier, taking into consideration the problems faced by taxpayers, the date of Aadhaar-PAN linking has been extended till 31st August. The deadline was extended as taxpayers were facing difficulties while linking Aadhaar number with PAN because of different names in two databases.
According to the news published in TOI, sources in the Income Tax Department said that the last date to link PAN and Aadhaar is unlikely to be extended further as enough time had been provided.
It may be mentioned that the verdict of Supreme Court on privacy as a fundamental right triggered debate on the impact of PAN and Aadhaar linking.
However, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said that taxpayers should link PAN and Aadhaar before 31st August and verdict of SC on privacy is not likely to impact the process of linking.
Steps to link PAN-Aadhar are as follow
- Visit website of Income Tax Dept. (https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/LinkAadhaarHome.html)
- Enter PAN, Aadhaar number, Name as per Aadhaar and click on “link Aadhar” button
- If both Date of Birth and Gender is matched but the name is not exactly matched then One Time Password need will be provided.
According to the news published in DC, if the name on Aadhaar is completely different from what is written on PAN card, then card holder need to change his/her name either on PAN card or on the Aadhaar card.
Details on Aadhaar card can also be updated/corrected online via UIDAI official website, https://uidai.gov.in/.