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How to link your aadhar with PAN card

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

You can link your Aadhaar with PAN (Permanent Account Number) by following the below mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-filing website at

  2. Enter your PAN and Aadhaar number, your name as per Aadhaar, and the captcha code displayed on the screen.

  3. Click on the "Link Aadhaar" button.

  4. A pop-up message will appear indicating that your Aadhaar number has been successfully linked to your PAN.

Alternatively, you can also link your Aadhaar with PAN by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format: UIDPAN<SPACE><12-digit Aadhaar number><SPACE><10-digit PAN>.

It is important to note that linking Aadhaar with PAN is mandatory for taxpayers, and failure to do so may result in the invalidation of your PAN card.

FEES for delayed linking:

As per CBDT circular F. No. 370142/14/22-TPL dated on 30th March 2022, every person who has been allotted a PAN as on 1st July 2017 and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number is required to link PAN with AADHAAR on or before 31st March 2022. Taxpayers who failed to do so are liable to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 500 till 30th June 2022 and thereafter a fee of Rs. 1000 will be applicable before submission of PAN-AADHAAR linkage request.

  • Please pay the applicable non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000 through e-Pay Tax service to proceed with submission of Aadhaar-PAN linking request.

  • In case payment is already done on Protean (NSDL) portal, please try linking after 4-5 working days from the date of payment.

  • Please make sure fee payment is done under Minor head 500 - Other Receipts (500) and Major head 0021 [Income Tax (Other than Companies)] in single challan.

How to make & validate Payment:

The fee payment for PAN-Aadhaar Linkage need to be made through e-Pay Tax functionality available on e-filing Portal. If you have Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, City Union Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, IndusInd Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Karur Vyasa, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Punjab National Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India accounts, please follow below steps:

  1. Provide your PAN, Confirm PAN and Mobile number to receive OTP

  2. Post OTP verification, you will be redirected to a page showing different payment tiles

  3. Click Proceed on the Income Tax tile

  4. Select AY as 2023-24 and Type of Payment - as other Receipts (500) and Continue

  5. Enter the amount as Rs. 1000 under 'Others' field in tax break-up and proceed with further steps

If you have Other bank account (bank is not listed for payment through e-Pay tax), please follow below steps

  1. Click on hyperlink ‘Click here to go to NSDL (Protean) tax payment page for other banks’ given below on e-Pay tax page to redirect to Protean (NSDL) portal

  2. Click Proceed under Challan No./ITNS 280

  3. Select (0021) Income Tax (Other than Companies) under Tax Applicable (Major Head)

  4. Select (500) Other Receipts) under Type of Payment (Minor Head)

  5. Select AY as 2023-24, provide other mandatory details and Proceed

Payment Verification Method:

  1. Taxpayer will receive challan receipt on successful payment. User can also check bank account statement to ensure if amount was deducted or not.

  2. Taxpayer can check challan status through challan status enquiry by providing BSR code, challan date and serial number on

  3. Challan details will also get updated in form 26AS in 4-5 working days.


It is important to note that if an individual's PAN becomes inoperative due to non-linking with Aadhaar, they will not be able to conduct any financial transactions, including opening a bank account, investing in mutual funds, and so on. Therefore, it is advisable to link your Aadhaar with PAN as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience or penalties.

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