scorecardresearchAadhaar-PAN linking fine doubles from July 1. Here are 7 steps to pay it

Aadhaar-PAN linking fine doubles from July 1. Here are 7 steps to pay it

Updated: 01 Jul 2022, 01:25 PM IST
TL;DR.

Those tax payers who fail to link their aadhaar to PAN will be made to pay a higher penalty of 1,000 from July 1 onwards instead of 500 earlier

The penalty to link the two key documents was  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 until June 30, 2022.

The penalty to link the two key documents was 500 until June 30, 2022.

Linking aadhaar to Permanent Account Number (PAN) is mandatory. Earlier the deadline to complete the linking was March 31, 2022. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extended the deadline but introduced fee for doing it now.

The penalty to link the two key documents was 500 until June 30, 2022. With effect from July 1, the penalty amount has now been raised to 1,000.

According to the CBDT circular dated March 30, 2022, “Further, rule 114AAA of the Income-tax Rules provides that if PAN of a person has become inoperative, he will not be able to furnish, intimate or quote his PAN and shall be liable to all the consequences under the Act for such failure.”

One can follow these steps to pay penalty amount while you link PAN to Aadhaar.

Steps to follow:

1. Visit https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/bl-link-aadhaar that takes you to link aadhaar to permanent account number.

2. Here you can enter your PAN and Aadhaar.

3. Some of the categories are exempted from aadhaar-PAN linking: NRIs, not a citizen of India, more than 80 years of age and state of residence is Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & Kashmir.

4. To be able to pay the fee, visit ‘https://onlineservices.tin.egov-nsdl.com/etaxnew/tdsnontds.jsp’ portal.

5. Here click on proceed under challan no/ ITNS 280 for submission of Aadhaar-PAN linking request.

6. In case payment is already done on Protean (NSDL) portal, please try linking after four-five working days from the payment date.

7. Kindly make sure that the payment of fee is done under minor head 500 (Fee) and Major head 0021 [Income Tax (Other than Companies)] in single challan.

First Published: 01 Jul 2022, 01:25 PM IST