The deadline for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the Aadhaar number expired on June 30, 2023. Individuals who failed to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the deadline may encounter challenges when accessing various financial services, including bank transactions. Failure to link PAN with Aadhaar will result in the PAN becoming inactive, causing complications when filing Income Tax Returns (ITRs).
Nevertheless, numerous taxpayers encountered a common issue while linking their PAN with Aadhaar, wherein the PAN got linked to an incorrect Aadhaar number.
Delinking your PAN from a wrong Aadhaar number
Taxpayers experiencing this issue should initially delink their PAN and Aadhaar Card numbers, and subsequently proceed with the necessary steps to link the PAN with the accurate Aadhaar number. The process can be accomplished by accessing the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department and following the designated instructions.
According to the Income Tax Department, it is also possible to carry out this procedure offline by submitting a request to the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (JAO). The contact information of the JAO can be obtained by logging into the e-filing portal.
Delinking Aadhaar and PAN is a straightforward process that can be completed online with the following steps.
Step 1: Please submit a request to the Regional Computer Centre for an Audit Log from the Income Tax Business Application. Additionally, please specify the reason for the issue you are experiencing.
Step 2: Please complete the application form provided by the JAO and ensure that you include all the necessary documents to initiate the delinking process of your PAN and Aadhaar. The documents that you would need to delink PAN from Aadhaar are:
- Original Aadhaar Card and a copy of it
- PAN Card original and its copy
- A letter of complaint against linking of PAN with the wrong Aadhaar number
After delinking of the two, one needs to follow the necessary procedure to again link PAN and Aadhaar card details correctly.
How to link PAN and Aadhaar after the deadline?
Step 1: Visit the income tax e-filing portal and log in to your account.
Step 2: Navigate to the “Profile” section and locate the option “Link Aadhaar”.
Step 3: Provide the accurate PAN and Aadhaar numbers in the designated fields.
Step 4: Proceed by clicking on “Continue” to initiate the e-Pay Tax process.
Step 5: To receive the OTP, enter your PAN and registered mobile number.
Step 6: Once the verification of the mobile number is completed, you will be redirected to the e-Pay Tax page.
Step 7: Select the Assessment Year as 2024-25, choose “Other Receipts” as the payment type, and click “Continue”.
Step 8: After successfully making the payment, you will be able to link your PAN with Aadhaar.