Tax and non-taxpayers trying to link Pan-Aadhaar card find ‘inoperative’ Income Tax page
Tax and non-taxpayers trying to link Pan-Aadhaar card find ‘inoperative’ Income Tax page

March 31 maybe the last day to link Pan card with Aadhaar card. But looks like Pan card holders who waited until today (March 31) will have to address a new issue. The web page of the Income Tax website is having trouble.

This section is exactly where taxpayers and non-taxpayers have to fill in the details to link Pan and Aadhaar Card.

Some Twitter users who are facing trouble linking Pan card and Aadhaar Card have been sharing their ordeal.

The last day to link Pan card and Aadhaar card is March 31, 2021. Post this date, the existing Pan card will be ‘inoperative’. Earlier, the deadline to link the Aadhaar and Pan was 30 June 2020 which was extended by 2021.

As per the tax law, if Aadhaar is not linked with Pan, then the taxpayers will not be able to conduct any financial transactions. This may also attract a penalty of Rs 10,000 as per Section 272B of the Income Tax Act. Without a Pan card, a bank transaction above Rs 50,000 is not allowed. So, it becomes important that Pan card and Aadhaar card be linked.

Both cards can be linked online and offline mode:

- Go to the income tax department portal to link your Pan with Aadhaar. Fill in all details as per the Pan, Aadhaar card and click on the link Aadhaar option (at present online option is down).

- One can also link both documents by sending an SMS and also by visiting the service centre for PAN. To link it through an SMS, one needs to send an SMS at 567678 or 56161. The format of the SMS is 'UIDAIPAN (12 digit Aadhaar number) space (10 digit PAN Number).

- In the case of offline mode, the taxpayer will have to submit a copy of the Pan card and the Aadhaar card at the service centre as well.

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