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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

3 ways to link your Aadhaar card to your PAN card

Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 which was introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 makes it mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number in order to file your income tax returns (ITR). In other words you need to link you Aadhaar card to your PAN card if you want to file returns from now on.

The Income Tax department has provided a number of ways to do so.

1. Linking your Aadhaar with your PAN using SMS
Send SMS to either 567678 or 56161 in the following format:  UIDPAN <SPACE><12 Digit Aadhaar><SPACE><10 Digit PAN>
2. Linking your Aadhaar with your PAN on without registering   
Go to and click on the banner or the link on the left side saying 'Link Aadhaar'

Link Aadhaar

Enter your PAN number, Aadhaar and the name exactly as per the Aadhaar card and click on 'Link Aadhaar'. The linking will be confirmed once the entered details are matched with the UIDAI data. 

Enter PAN and Aadhaar details

If Date of Birth and gender is fully matched and name as per Aadhaar is not exactly matched then you will have to additionally provide Aadhaar one time password (OTP) to proceed with partial name match.  

3. Linking your Aadhaar with your PAN on after logging in
Go to and click on 'Login Here'

Login to e-filing website
Login to the E-filing website

Enter login details
Click on 'Link Aadhaar' in the 'Profile Settings' tab

You will be shown your name, date of birth and gender as per the details submitted at the time of registration. Verify that the details on screen match with those in your Aadhaar card. Once you click on 'Link Aadhaar' you will be notified if the linking has been successful or not.

Name, date of birth and gender

In conclusion

In case your Aadhaar and PAN details do not match, you can update them.

To update your PAN details please visit NSDL portal

To update your Aadhaar card details please visit UIDAI portal


  1. Thanks for information shared!aadhar card link with PAN is very easy ,you need to Log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department and enter your credentials click on link your PAN card to your Aadhaar card.fill in the required information accurately.enter your aadhar number If all the information was submitted on submit button.Check you aadhar deatils should be correct.
    For more information click here.

  2. Thanks for your clear information on how to link Aadhar number with PAN card, it is simple and easy to under stand.

  3. Really Awesome share......Aadhar Card Status can be checked with the Aadhaar Enrollment Number, Data and Time gave by Unique ... According to UIDAI, aadhaar number is being conveyed inside 60 to 90 days after enlistment.


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