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Aadhaar_PANAadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to curb tax evasion through use of multiple PAN cards – proposed by Finance Minister in Finance Bill of the Budget for 2017-18,

If you do not have Aadhaar Linked to PAN,your PAN will be considered as invalid and you will not file your income tax return. If you have Aadhaar number but you unable to link with your PAN because of differently spelt names or mismatch of your birthdate.

The e-filing portal has already activated a functionality of linking PAN with Aadhaar.
Besides, the tax department is planning to introduce an option on the e-filing portal through which taxpayers can choose to link the Aadhaar without changing the name by opting for a One-Time Password (OTP), provided that the year of birth of the person matches in both documents.

With the linking of PAN with Aadhaar being made mandatory, individuals can log on to e-filing website of the income tax department or NSDL but the seeding cannot happen if the name is differently spelt in the two cards — like use of full name in PAN and initials in Aadhaar.

In such cases, government has allowed a simple uploading of a scanned copy of PAN on the Aadhaar website.
The tax department will start educating taxpayers from this week through media outreach on ways to link the PAN with Aadhaar, an official told PTI.

The official said that linking of PAN with Aadhaar should not be cumbersome for people whose registered mobile number with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is active.

“In case the taxpayer is unable to link PAN with Aadhaar because of discrepancy in name, we are advising them to log in to the Aadhaar website, request for a name change and upload a scanned copy of PAN card as supported proof. This is the simplest way to update name in Aadhaar and only the registered mobile number has to be functional,” the official said.

This option will hold good for people who have given short forms of their name or in some cases there are some spelling errors in the name provided in Aadhaar card.

However, in certain cases, there are people who have got married and changed their surname and updated the same while getting Aadhaar number, but it does not get reflected in PAN documents.
In such and other name change cases, the tax department is planning to give the OTP option wherein the password would be sent to the Aadhaar-registered mobile number and the tax department, on its part, would match the year of birth of the taxpayer with the Aadhaar database.

“We are also contemplating that when taxpayers with name discrepancy logs into the e-filing website for linkage, we will send OTP to the Aadhaar registered mobile number. The taxpayer can link PAN using the OTP. While generating the OTP, we will just check if the year of birth of the taxpayer in PAN card matches with the year given in the Aadhaar document,” the official added.

(Sources : Abstract from Economics Times & others)

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6 thoughts on “Mismatch of PAN with Aadhaar – What to do ?

  1. Gita says:

    As of today 21 Apr, in the case of name mismatch in Aadhaar PAN linkage, no option for OTP exists on the efiling portal. Instead one is asked to change one’s name in Aadhaar or PAN. This is contrary to the recent IT press release which says it will not be necessary to change one’s name.

    Thousands of assessees are therefore faced with the dire prospect of having their PAN deactivated for no fault of theirs by July 1.

    Would the concerned authorities urgently introduce the OTP verification option for Aadhaar PAN linkage on the income tax efiling portal. Alternately set up counters at every income tax office for manual linking of Aadhaar to PAN.

    1. Iqbal Rashid says:

      Yes Madam
      Aam Admi facing very hardship for mapping Aadhaar with PAN.
      Once again common people are standing in a Line (Katar)…..

  2. Pranalisharma says:

    Hello! I am having my PAN card and aadhaar card my problem is that when I enter my 12 digit aadhaar Number in the space provided in “Link aadhaar “profile, it doesn’t accept the number and ‘Enter valid 12 digit aadhaar Number” indication appears. Linking is not possible.What to do?

    1. admin says:

      You might be entering your aadhar # with space as shown in Aadhar Card, type 12 digit aadhar # without space & check.

  3. I,Laxmi Pawa,retired from U.P.Govt.,having my PAN and S/B Account in this ,my before my marriage name,, have got issued my AADHAR CARD in my after marriage name “LAXMI SACHDEVA” due to which I am facing difficulty in linkage of AADHAR NO. With PAN No & Bank A/C.Other Biometric information a date of birth is identical in both the Card/Now.Pls clarify how this linkage be done.Further I have no e.mail ID .My phone is 7895288607.

  4. Pritesh Mistry says:

    Dear Madam

    Even if your PAN and Aadhaar not linking ,You must have PAN name as it is after marriage , you have to update your PAN card, by submitting marriage certificate,aadhar card, current driving license if you have, or any documents. You may contact your nearby PAN card agency they will help you.
    Update your PAN before due date of filling income tax return.

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