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Link Your Aadhaar with PAN Card before Income Tax Filing Deadline; Follow These Simple Steps

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

With Income Tax Filing deadline nearing in sometime, you must ensure that your PAN card is linked with the Aadhaar card.

Linking of Your Adhaar with PAN Card is Mandatory

Tax payers will be filing the Income Tax Return (ITR) for the FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21). The government has made mandatory quoting of Aadhaar for filing income tax returns (ITRs) as well as obtaining a new PAN.

Every person having a Permanent Account Number or PAN and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities, as per Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act.

How to Check Status Online?

If you have already linked your Aadhaar number with your PAN, you can check the status online. Here is what you will have to do:

  • Go to the income tax website – https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home

  • On the extreme lefthand side, you will see "Link Aadhaar" option. Select that.

  • Just on the top of the PAN box, you have an option to click and view the status if you have already submitted Link Aadhaar Request.

  • Select that OptionYou will be given two choices

  • Fill in Your PAN details and Fill in Your Aadhaar details.

  • If your Aadhaar and PAN are linked, you will get a confirmation message.

Link your Aadhaar Here

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E-filing of the ITR is mandatory for all individuals except those earning less than Rs 5 lakh per annum and those who are above 80 years of age. Hence, if you have not yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you must do it on priority basis.

Important Dates for Income Tax Filing

Government had announced that the due date of all income-tax return for FY 2019-20 will be extended from 31st July, 2020 and 31st October, 2020 to 30th November, 2020 and Tax audit from 30th September, 2020 to 31st October, 2020.

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