Step-by-Step Guide for Linking Aadhaar and PAN Card

Last date for linking PAN-Aadhaar: The tax department has set the last date for linking the two cards as March 31, 2023, but users will have to pay a penalty of Rs 1,000.

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The deadline for linking PAN card with Aadhaar card is set for March 31, 2023. Earlier, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) set the deadline for March 31, 2022, but this was later extended. Now, if Indians link their PAN card with Aadhaar before March 31, they will have to pay a late fee of Rs 1,000. The focus here is on linking PAN card with Aadhaar as this will reduce the number of fake PAN cards being circulated. At the same time, it will improve the efficiency of income tax collection. Multiple PAN cards for one person makes it difficult for authorities to find cases of tax evasion.

Check PAN-Aadhaar Link: Step-by-step guide to check if your card is already linked

1. Visit the e-filing portal of the Income Tax department (

2.Click on “Link Aadhaar Status” under “Quick link”.

3.Enter PAN and Aadhaar number and click on \”View Aadhaar Link Status”.

4.If Aadhaar is not linked to your PAN, the pop-up menu on the screen will show “PAN not linked to Aadhaar. Please click on the link “Link Aadhaar” to link your Aadhaar to your PAN.

5.If the cards are linked, a message will say: “Your Aadhaar is linked with PAN”.

On Tuesday, Congress Speaker in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to extend the deadline for linking PAN card with Aadhaar by six months. He also requested PM Modi to withdraw the late fee of Rs 1,000.

“Scoundrels are starting to extort money from these innocent Indian citizens,” Chowdhury said. He also asked the Center to run a postal service to provide free assistance to the people.

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PAN-Aadhaar Link Last Date: What will happen if you link the two cards on the last day?

If PAN card is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2023, it may lead to the following consequences:

1.PAN card will be functional till it is linked with Aadhaar card
2.Deduction of TCS and TDS will attract higher rates
3.Investors will not be able to trade on NSE and BSE
4.Depositors will not be able to keep fixed deposits (FD) above Rs 50,000
5.Investors will not be able to get a new debit or credit card
6.Investors will not be able to redeem their membership fees

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Online PAN-Aadhaar Link: Step by Step Guide Here

1.Go to Income Tax e-filing portal (

2.Click on “Aadhar Link” option.

3.Enter your PAN, Aadhaar number and Aadhaar name in the corresponding fields.

4.Check details and submit.

5.After successful linking, a confirmation message will be displayed on the screen and an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.

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