The Income Tax Department said taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an SMS-based facility. Department issued advertisements newspapers which describe how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
Besides this people can also visit official e-filing website of the department to link the two identities, in both the cases. For connecting this both a person should have identical names in both databases or there is a minor mismatch.
Linking these two numbers is key to “seamlessly avail online, a world of income tax facilities.”
Aadhaar can also be seeded into PAN database by quoting Aadhaar in PAN application form for new PAN allotment or by quoting Aadhaar in change request form used for a reprint of PAN card.
The Income-Tax-department had early this month launched a new e-facility to link a person’s Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing I-T returns now. The department’s e-filing website has hosted a new link on its homepage to link the two unique identities.