Due to the pandemic outbreak, the government has extended the last date of linking Aadhar card to PAN card to March 31st, 2021. the income tax department wrote- “Understanding and keeping in mind the times that we are in, we have extended deadlines. PAN-AADHAAR linking can be done till 31st March, 2021. We do hope this helps you plan things better,”
It is not a compulsion for all the Aadhar card holders to link their card with their PAN card in order to fill the ITR. If you are an existing PAN card holder, it is important to link it within the last date and if you don’t do that, your card will become inoperative.
To know whether your Aadhar card is linked with your PAN card or not, you need to follow the procedure given here-
1. Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.
2. Now enter your Aadhar number and PAN number.
3. Now click on view link aadhar status. It will show up on next page.
Alternatively, you can also send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the format to check the PAN- Aadhar link status.
UIDPAN < 12 digit Aadhaar number> < 10 digit Permament Account Number>