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PAN Aadhaar Link Service On Income Tax Website Down Ahead of Deadline

If you do not link or fail to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card, then your PAN card might be rendered invalid by December 2017.

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Updated:June 30, 2017, 1:00 PM IST
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If you do not link or fail to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card, then your PAN card might be rendered invalid by December 2017.

Ahead of the June 30 deadline for linking Aadhaar and PAN card details online, the Income Tax website is struggling to keep up with the last minute rush. While the website is slow to load, many complained that they were greeted with this message, “Technical Error at UIDAI. Please try again,” when they try to link their Aadhaar and PAN details on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Other services on the website is live and functioning normally. Aadhaar card holders with registered mobile numbers also faced difficulty in obtaining the OTP to proceed further. A new mandate makes it compulsory for PAN card holders to link the permanent account number with their 12-digit biometric Aadhaar identity by June 30 to file their e-file their Income Tax returns.

If you do not link or fail to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card, then your PAN card might be rendered invalid by December 2017. Aadhaar has also been made mandatory for applying for PAN with effect from July 1. The department, till now, has linked over 2.16 crore Aadhaar numbers with its PAN database.

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How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card?

You can link your Aadhaar card with PAN by visiting the official website of Income Tax Department of India at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. You can also send an SMS to 56161 or 567678 from your Registered Mobile Number (RMN) of Aadhaar Card in this format: UIDPAN<12 digit Aadhaar><10 digit PAN>

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| Edited by: Debashis Sarkar
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