The Unique Identification Authority of India issues an Aadhaar card with a unique 12-digit number to every person in India (UIDAI). It serves as an identity number, allowing access to the cardholder's information from the government database, such as biometrics and contact information.
Anyone who is a resident of India, regardless of age or gender, may freely enrol in order to receive an Aadhaar number. The enrollment procedure is free of charge. When a person enrols, their information is permanently saved in the database. A person cannot have more than one Aadhaar number.
If you have a PAN and are eligible for Aadhaar or already have one, you must notify the income tax authorities. You may do this by connecting your PAN to your Aadhaar card. If you do not connect your PAN to Aadhar, your PAN will become 'inoperative.'
How to Link Aadhaar With Pan Card?
According to the income tax department statement, income tax returns may be e-filed without associating Aadhaar and PAN till August 5, 2017. However, the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar was extended to December 31, 2017, and the deadline was then extended many times more. According to the most recent information, the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2022.
It is important to note that if you submit income tax returns without connecting, the income tax department will not process the returns until the PAN and Aadhaar are connected. People may go to the department's official e-filing website to connect the two identities in both circumstances – identical names in the two databases or a slight discrepancy.
When I attempt to connect my PAN to Aadhar, I receive a notice stating the authentication has failed.?
The authentication fails because there is a data discrepancy between your PAN and Aadhaar. You may verify the accuracy of data such as name, date of birth, and cellphone number, among others.
How can I connect my PAN and Aadhaar if there is a name or date of birth mismatch?
Begin the Aadhaar connection procedure by entering your PAN and Aadhaar number, as well as your name, date of birth, and mobile number data as shown on your Aadhaar card. The income tax department will send an OTP to the registered mobile number to authorise the linkage. If your date of birth is incorrect, you must change your Aadhaar card data.
Is it possible to submit an ITR if my PAN and Aadhaar are not linked?
When completing your income tax return, you must provide your Aadhaar number. In the absence of an Aadhaar number, the Aadhaar enrollment number must be used.
Is it necessary for a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) to connect their PAN and Aadhaar?
An Aadhaar number can only be obtained by a native Indian. A resident is someone who has spent at least 182 days in India in the preceding 12 months prior to the date of their Aadhaar application. An NRI is not required to get Aadhaar or connect their PAN to Aadhaar.