Linking Aadhar Card with PAN card without logging in to the income tax website.
Last date to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2022: Check if yours are linked
Under Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar. As per this section, if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by a date to be notified by the government then it would be deemed to become inoperative. This would mean that an individual will not be able to conduct transactions wherever quoting of PAN is mandatory. Currently, the last date to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2022.
Now, if this deadline is missed by an individual, then a fee will be levied under section 234H of the Income-tax Act. This new section was introduced by the government on March 23, 2021, at the time of the passing of the Finance Act, 2021 in the lower house of the Parliament. As per section 234H, if the PAN is linked with Aadhaar after the expiry of the deadline i.e., on or after April 1, 2022, then a fee, which is yet to be prescribed by the government, will be levied. However, the maximum amount will not exceed Rs 1,000.
Therefore, it would be advisable to link the two. If you have done so and want to make sure that the two identity numbers are linked in the income tax department’s database, here is how to do it.
1. Visit www.incometax.gov.in
2. Under the ‘Quick links’ head, click on ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ option.
3. A new page will open on your computer screen. You will be required to enter your PAN and Aadhaar number.
4. After entering the details, click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’. A pop-up will appear on your screen confirming whether PAN is linked to Aadhaar or not.
Why is it necessary to link PAN with Aadhaar?
In Budget 2017, the government introduced a new section Section 139AA-in the Income Tax Act. As per Section 139AA, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number while applying for a new PAN and also while filing ITR.
In addition to that, individuals who were already having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and are eligible to obtain Aadhaar, are required to link the two before expiry of a deadline to be set by the government. Post the expiry of the deadline, which is yet to be notified by the government, the PAN allotted to that person would be deemed to be invalid, as per section 139AA.