The deadline to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card is ending on March 31 (Wednesday) and you might have to pay a late fee if you fail to link the PAN and Aadhaar card before the end of the deadline.
It is to be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre had extended the deadline to link PAN Card with Aadhaar to March 31, 2021, from the previous deadline of June 30, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you fail to link your PAN card with the Aadhaar number by March 31, 2021, then the PAN will become inoperative from April 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, if you have already linked your PAN with your Aadhaar card then you can follow the below mentioned steps to know the status.
Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/aadhaarstatus- Enter PAN and Aadhaar Number- Click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’- The status of the linking will be displayed in the next screen
Through Income Tax Department’s SMS Facility
To check the status of PAN-Aadhaar linking through SMS, you need to send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:
UIDPAN < 12 digit Aadhaar number> < 10 digit Permament Account Number>
If the linking is successful, a message reading “Aadhaar…is already associated with PAN..in ITD database. Thank you for using our services.”