I am sure you are aware that now it is mandatory to link PAN to AADHAAR Number. Here is a news of relief for you. From June 30, 2018, CBDT has extended AADHAAR-PAN Linking Deadline to March 31, 2019. What if you do not link PAN to AADHAAR Number? Or, if you do not want to do it? Or, if you do not even have an Aadhaar Number? What happens to you in such cases? What can you do about all these?
Do not Worry & Read Ahead!
What if You Do Not Link PAN to AADHAAR Number?
The apex bank of India, the Supreme Court says if you do not have an Aadhaar or do not want to get an Aadhaar as of now, need not to worry, at least for now. Here, in such case, your PAN will not be canceled. This is a partial relief by the court for those who do not have Aadhaar; and, for those who do not want to get an Aadhaar for the time being. Your PAN will be active for now so that you can file Income Tax Return and use your PAN to quote during filing the ITR. As per Income Tax Act, this will help you avoid any consequences of not filing ITR due to the unavailability of Aadhaar Number.
However, you will have to get your Aadhaar Number and quote it while filing your Income Tax Return. Because Income Tax Department will not process the returns until you link PAN to AADHAAR. So, get your Aadhaar Number asap. Also, you will need your biometric number for applying PAN as well as opening bank accounts. You also need to quote your Aadhaar Number in all banking or financial transactions. And, it is mandate to link your PAN with Aadhaar Number. Do remember that this relief is temporary for you. So, get your Aadhaar Number asap.
You do not get any relief from the Supreme Court if you already have both PAN and Aadhaar. You will have to link both before the Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline.
What do you need to link PAN to AADHAAR Number?
There are instances where people want to link PAN to AADHAAR Number, but they could not do so because of name mismatch due to spelling errors or due to Date of Birth or any other personal information mismatch. Therefore, before initiating the process to link PAN to AADHAAR Number, make sure that you check your personal details on both the documents i.e. PAN & Aadhaar.
Online Correction of PAN & AADHAAR:
Simply visit Income Tax e-Filing Official Website. Click on “Update PAN/AADHAAR Details”.
You get the below screen. Choose the link you in which you want to do the correction or changes.
You can also make the changes in PAN & Aadhaar separately by visiting two different sites. Following are the details. Choose as per your convenience.
For any correction on your PAN, visit the official site of NSDL and make the necessary changes.
To make corrections on your Aadhaar visit official site of Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal.
However, if you want to update your mobile number on your Aadhaar, you will have to visit Aadhaar Centre for the same. Click here to locate your nearest Aadhaar Centre.
The best advise for now is – if you have an Aadhaar Number, please link it with your PAN. If you do not have it please get it asap and link it with your PAN to avoid any consequences.