The Government of India had recently announced that the PAN numbers shall be linked to the Aadhaar mandatorily. Accordingly, the Income tax department had provided a facility in online efiling account , a facility to link aadhar card to the PAN. In most of the cases, as the Name of the Assessee as per PAN data base and Aadhaar card are different/spelled differently, assessees were facing difficulty in linking the Aadhar to PAN. Considering this , the Income -tax department has provided a new facility in www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in to link the Aadhaar to PAN.
As per this new facility provided in the www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in , the assessees need not log in to the website. In the home page itself a link (Link Aadhaar) has been provided and the adhaar can be linked to PAN using this facility.
The following are the steps to link aadhaar :-
Visit the income-tax efiling website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
In the left pane, you can find link named “Link Aadhaar”
Click the link and it will take you to the following page :
In the fields provided, fill the following :-
1) Type your PAN
2) Type your Aadhaar Number correctly
3) Type the Name as per Aadhaar card (Exactly as per Aadhaar, with same spelling and Uppercase/Lower Case as the case may be)
4) Type the Captcha
5) Finally after ensuring all the data typed are correctly, click “Link Aadhaar”
You have to ensure that the following fields are same as per PAN & Aaadhar :-
(i) Date of Birth
If Date of Birth & Gender is fully matched and Name as per Aadhaar Card is not exactly matched then the assessee has to additionally provide Aadhaar OTP to proceed with partial name match.
The above facility is available after log in also under the Profile settings-> Aadhaar Linking.