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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar

Linking your PAN (Permanent Account Number) card with your Aadhaar card is a mandatory requirement under the Income Tax Act. It helps to simplify the tax filing process and eliminates the possibility of fake PAN cards. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to link your PAN card with Aadhaar in detail.

Step 1: Visit the e-Filing Website

The first step is to visit the Income Tax Department's e-Filing website at If you are a new user, you will have to register and create an account.

Step 2: Login to your Account

If you already have an account, log in to it using your PAN, password, and date of birth. Once you log in, you will be redirected to the e-Filing dashboard.

Step 3: Link Aadhaar

After logging in, a pop-up window will appear asking you to link your Aadhaar card to your PAN card. If the pop-up window does not appear, you can go to the 'Profile Settings' tab on the dashboard and click on 'Link Aadhaar.'

Step 4: Enter Aadhaar Details

Once you click on 'Link Aadhaar,' a new page will open, and you will need to enter your Aadhaar number and your name as it appears on the Aadhaar card. You will also need to enter the Captcha code displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Verify Details

After entering your Aadhaar details, click on the 'Link Aadhaar' button. A pop-up will appear displaying your name and Aadhaar number. Verify that the details are correct and click on the 'OK' button.

Step 6: Aadhaar Linking Successful

If the details provided by you match the details on the Aadhaar card, your Aadhaar will be successfully linked to your PAN. A message will be displayed on the screen confirming the linking of your Aadhaar and PAN cards.

SMS Method

Alternatively, you can also link your Aadhaar card to your PAN by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161. The format for the SMS is UIDPAN<SPACE><12-digit Aadhaar><SPACE><10-digit PAN>.

In Conclusion

It is mandatory to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card for income tax purposes, and failure to do so may result in your PAN being declared invalid. Following the above steps will help you link your Aadhaar and PAN cards quickly and easily. Remember to verify the details before submitting them to ensure that they are accurate.

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