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Simplest Method to Link Aadhaar With PAN & Solve Any Error

Government of India has made it mandatory for everyone to link their PAN cards with Aadhaar card numbers issued to them. If you have not yet linked your PAN card with Aadhaar card number issued to you, you will not be able to file Income Tax Return. Why does our Government force everyone to connect Aadhaar and PAN cards ? It is a revolutionary step taken by the Government of India and Income Tax department to stop people from acquiring multiple PAN cards for the purpose of Tax evasion. Since there is no biometric information collected while applying for a PAN, it is possible to obtain more than one PAN card and use it without Tax department's detection. As biometric information is collected while registering for Aadhaar, it is impossible to have more than one Aadhaar card with a person. Any extra PAN cards with a person will be deleted automatically as they wouldn't be linked to Aadhaar number.

In this article let us check different methods to link a PAN card with Aadhaar card and the common reasons to get error while linking a PAN card with Aadhaar card details.

Different Methods to Link PAN Card With Aadhaar Card Details

  1. Simplest Method to Link PAN Card With Your Aadhaar
    The simplest way to link your PAN card with Aadhaar number is to visit Income Tax Department website and enter your name, PAN card number and Aadhaar number. Step by step procedure to link PAN to Aadhaar using official Income Tax Department web portal is given below.
    1. Visit the link below
      https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/LinkAadhaarPrelogin.html

    2. Fill the fields of your name, PAN and Aadhaar.

    3. Check the box at "I have only the year of birth in Aadhaar card" and enter the captcha

    4. Click the button "Link Aadhaar"

    PS: If your name in PAN card and Aadhaar card does not match exactly, you will be prompted to verify Aadhaar OTP from your registered phone number.

  2. Send SMS to Link Your PAN and Aadhaar Card Numbers
    If you are not interested in using Income Tax e-file portal, you can simply send an SMS to link Aadhaar with PAN. SMS format to link PAN with Aadhaar and the number to send SMS are given below.

Issues While Linking Aadhaar With PAN Card Details

It is possible that you might face some issues while linking PAN with Aadhaar Card number. Major reason for getting error while linking Aadhaar with PAN is the changes in the name on both cards. Even a small change in name will result an error and the process of linking PAN with Aadhaar will not be completed. Change in gender and different Date of Birth are other two important reasons.
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Solve Problems In Aadhaar PAN Linking

  1. One Step Solution to Fix Error in PAN Aadhaar Linking
    If the error is due to minor change in the name on both cards, you can fix it simply by verifying Aadhaar OTP from your registered phone number. However, it is possible only if the gender and the Date of Birth are same in both Aadhaar Card and PAN card.
  2. How to Solve Complex Change in Details
    If it is not minor changes, you have to edit either PAN or Aadhaar card details to continue the process to link both cards.

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