How to Link Aadhar with PAN Online After the Due Date?


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A PAN and an Aadhaar card hold immense significance as valid ID and address proofs in India for every Indian resident. PAN card is widely accepted nationwide as legal ID proof and used by the Income Tax department to track monetary transactions. Similarly, an Aadhaar card contains biometric verification of individuals and serves as ID/address proof.

Every taxpayer in India must link their PAN card with their Aadhaar card. However, the PAN card linking last date was 30th June 2023. Most people already linked the two significant cards as required, while many are still in the process of doing so. If you have missed the deadline and have not yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you may do so by paying a challan of INR 1000 and by requesting an Aadhaar-PAN link through the right channel. If your PAN and Aadhaar are not linked soon, the PAN card will likely be deactivated and become inoperative.

Hence, everyone must ensure their PAN and Aadhaar cards are linked. Even if your PAN has become inoperative, you can activate it by paying the fine and requesting the linking of PAN-Aadhaar.

The post here talks about the procedure to link Aadhaar with PAN online after the due date and other significant information.

Process to Link Aadhaar with PAN after the Due Date

There are two steps involved in the process to link your PAN with Aadhaar. They are:

To pay the Penalty and

The second step is to submit the PAN-Aadhaar link request

 Pay the Penalty 

Follow the steps below to pay the penalty for linking PAN-Aadhaar: 

  1. First, go to the e-filing portal of Income Tax
  2. Under ‘Quick Links’ click the tab of ‘e-Pay Tax’
  3. Under the ‘PAN/TAN’ tab, submit your ‘PAN’ number. Click on the ‘Confirm PAN/TAN’ button. Next, submit your mobile number and press ‘Continue’
  4. You will receive an OTP for verification. Once verified, you will reach the ‘e-Pay Tax’ screen. Go to the ‘Continue’ button and press it
  5. Next, press ‘Proceed’ under the ‘Income Tax’ button
  6. Select the year of assessment and type of payment. Press ‘Continue’
  7. Pay the pre-filled amount as applicable and press ‘Continue’ to make the payment

You can use any online payment mode to make the payment, such as debit card, net banking, NEFT/RTGS, or any other payment gateway available. For this, you need to have a bank account with an authorized bank like Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indian Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, etc.

Once the challan payment of INR 1000 is made, proceed next to link PAN and Aadhaar.

Submit the Aadhaar-PAN Link Request – Online/Offline

Aadhaar and PAN can be linked online by logging on to the Income Tax e-filing portal via two ways:

  1. Without Logging in to Your Account
  2. Logging in to Your Account

1. Without Logging in to Your Account

Here are the steps:

  • Go to the e-filing portal of Income Tax. Under ‘Quick Links’ click ‘link Aadhaar’
  • Submit the PAN and Aadhaar numbers and click on ‘Validate’
  • Enter your name and mobile number to generate OTP by clicking on ‘Link Aadhaar’
  • Submit the received OTP and click on ‘Validate’
  • A request to link PAN-Aadhaar will be sent to the UIDAI

2. By Logging in to Your Account

  1. Get registered at the e-filing portal of the Income Tax (if you are not registered)
  2. Use your login ID to enter the income tax e-filing portal
  3. You will receive a secure access message. Confirm it by entering the password. Next, press ‘Continue’
  4. Once logged in, you can click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ or visit the ‘My Profile’ tab on the homepage. Under the ‘Personal Details’, select ‘Link Aadhaar’
  5. Submit your Aadhaar number and click ‘Validate’
  6. On your screen, a pop-up message will appear stating that the PAN-Aadhaar link status is successful

It will take 30 days to reactivate the PAN card from the date of submission of the Aadhaar-PAN card link request in case it has been inoperative.

Documents Required for the Process

  • Aadhaar Card number
  • Income Tax PAN Card number
  • Aadhaar-linked mobile number

What are the Consequences of Not Linking your Aadhaar with your PAN card?

  • If your PAN and Aadhaar are not linked, your PAN will become inoperative, and if your PAN is inoperative, your pending IT refunds won’t be issued
  • It will also not process your pending ITRs with an inoperative PAN
  • If, due to non-linking of PAN-Aadhaar, your PAN becomes invalid, you will have to pay taxes at a higher rate
  • Non-linking of PAN-Aadhaar also causes issues in availing some government services like getting subsidies, opening bank accounts, applying for a passport, and so on

What are the Benefits of Aadhaar and PAN Linking?

Here are some benefits of linking PAN with Aadhaar:

  • Any transaction done to the Income tax department can be tracked by linking PAN and Aadhaar
  • Filing ITR will now require your PAN to be linked with your Aadhaar
  • Aadhaar-PAN linking will avoid the cancellation of your PAN card
  • Use of an Aadhaar as ID/Address proof has reduced the use of many documents
  • Aadhaar has made it easy to track tax evaders to solve the problem of multiple PAN cards to limit fraud activities

Now that you know the details of linking PAN with Aadhaar, you must link both documents soon. In case you are not sure if your PAN and Aadhaar are already linked

Process to Check if your Aadhaar and PAN are Linked

There are several ways to check if your Aadhaar and PAN Card are Linked:

  • You can check the Aadhaar-PAN link status online by logging in to the official income tax portal
  • You may also check the Aadhaar-PAN link status online without logging in to the income tax portal
  • Another option to see the status of Aadhaar-PAN Link check is through SMS

Here are the processes in brief:

Check the PAN-Aadhaar Link online by logging into the income tax portal:

  1. Go to, the e-filing Income Tax portal. Use your PAN/Other User ID/ Aadhaar to login
  2. Go to the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ on the homepage ‘Dashboard’
  3. You may also go to the ‘My Profile’ tab and look for ‘Link Aadhaar Status’

If your PAN and Aadhaar are linked, it will display your Aadhaar number. If not linked, a message will appear stating to link PAN with Aadhaar.

Check the PAN-Aadhaar link Status online without logging into the income tax portal:

  1. Go to, the official portal for income tax e-filing
  2. Under the ‘Quick Links’, find ‘Link Aadhaar Status’
  3. On the page that appears, enter your PAN and Aadhaar number and click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’
  4. A message will appear stating the Aadhaar-PAN link status. It will state if your PAN is already linked to Aadhaar or if your PAN and Aadhaar are not linked. It will also state if your PAN-Aadhaar link status is in progress and pending with UIDAI

Check PAN-Aadhaar Link Status through SMS

PAN-Aadhaar link status can also be checked by sending an SMS to either 567678’ or ‘56161’ number. Write “UIDPAN <12-digit Aadhaar number> < 10-digit PAN number>”. A response will come immediately stating the PAN-Aadhaar link status.

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Knowing your PAN-Aadhaar link status is important as it is crucial to link both documents to fulfill many important conditions. If you haven’t yet linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you can pay a fee of INR 1000 and save yourself from many hassles that may appear due to the non-linking of the documents.

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FAQs: How to Link Aadhar with PAN Online After the Due Date?

How to link the PAN number with Aadhaar?

There are two ways of linking a PAN number with Aadhaar, which are detailed in the post above.

Can a PAN number be linked with an Aadhaar card without logging into the Income Tax e-filing portal?

Yes, you can link your PAN and Aadhaar without logging in to the IT e-filing portal.

Is it necessary to have Income Tax Aadhaar-PAN linked?

Yes, it is essential to link PAN and Aadhaar if you are a taxpayer.

Jan 16, 2024
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