How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Online & Offline ?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to link Aadhaar with PAN online and offline. It’s a mandatory process announced by the Government of India to link our PAN card to Aadhaar card.

by Sahil_Jain Updated: 28 Mar, 2023, 18:02 IST
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Can’t figure out how to link Aadhaar to PAN online or via SMS? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this. The Government of India made it compulsory for the citizens of India to link their Aadhaar cards to their PAN cards failing which, they may face trouble with their PAN cards and the related bank and Demat accounts. As horrible as this may sound, linking your PAN card with Aadhaar card is a piece of cake. Though, the PAN-Aadhaar link process will now cost you a penalty of ₹1,000. So, in this article, we will show you how to link your PAN card to Aadhaar card online, and via SMS with a few easy steps. 

How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Online & Offline Step-By-Step Guide

Note: This process of linking your Aadhaar card with PAN card is mandatory only for those citizens who got their PAN cards made before July 2017. Because after the said date, all PAN cards came being linked with Aadhaar cards already. 

The GOI earlier asked the citizens to link their two IDs by March 2022, which was not possible for many. Later, we luckily got an extension for linking our Aadhaar and PAN cards till 31 March 2023. But, this time around, you will have to pay a penalty amount of Rs 1,000 for the process. So if you need to know how to link Aadhaar to PAN with fine, you are at the right place. Let’s get started!

How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Card Online with Fine?

Linking your Aadhaar card to PAN card online is a simple process. The more concerning factor for many people would be that ₹1,000 fine which was ₹500 till last year. In India, we believe that we shouldn’t do something as long as it doesn’t benefit us or isn’t compulsory, yup…we all can agree to that. And, this Aadhaar to PAN linking process is exactly ‘that’ moment when you have to do something, there’s no other option. If you do not get your Aadhaar and PAN card linked by 31 March, according to the Government of India, you will not be able to carry out any financial transactions via your bank account(s). So, let’s see how you can link your Aadhaar card to PAN card online easily.

Check if Aadhaar is Linked to PAN or Not

The first step is the easiest and kind of reassuring for many. You just have to check if your Aadhaar card is already linked to your PAN card or not. If yes, then you don’t have to worry about anything. And, if for some reason you didn’t get your PAN and Aadhaar linked, then you will have to go through a bit of trouble. Checking your Aadhaar to PAN link is quite simple, you just have to follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the Income Tax Portal for checking Aadhaar and PAN card link. 

    Check Aadhaar Link to PAN

  2. There, enter your PAN card number in the box that says ‘PAN’.

  3. Next, enter your Aadhaar card number (without spaces) in the box that says ‘Aadhaar Number’.

  4. Lastly, hit the ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’ button.

  5. If your Aadhaar and PAN cards are linked, you will see a popup saying “Your PAN XXXXXX is already linked to given Aadhaar XXXXXX”. 

    Aadhaar Linked to PAN

  6. Just sit back and relax, you are safe! But if your Aadhaar card is not linked to your PAN card, the popup will say “PAN not linked with Aadhaar. Please click on Link aadhaar link to link your Aadhaar with PAN”. 

    Aadhaar Not Linked with PAN

Now before proceeding, you need to pay a ₹1,000 fine for linking your Aadhaar and PAN cards. Let’s take a look at it in the next section.

How to Pay the Aadhaar PAN Link Fine?

Now that we know that your Aadhaar and PAN cards are not linked, you will have to pay a fine of ₹1,000. Follow these steps to pay your Aadhaar to PAN link fee:

  1. Visit the e-Pay Tax Portal

    Pay Aadhar PAN Link Fee Online

  2. Enter your PAN card number in the ‘PAN/TAN’ box.

  3. Confirm your PAN card number by entering it again in the ‘Confirm PAN/TAN’ box.

  4. Enter your mobile number, and hit ‘Continue’.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and pay an amount of Rs 1,000.

The above-mentioned payment method for the Aadhaar to PAN link process will work for these banks- Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, City Union Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, IndusInd Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Karur Vyasa, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Punjab National Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India.

If you have a bank account in some other banks than the ones that are mentioned above, simply visit NSDL and click ‘Proceed’ for the ‘CHALLAN NO./ITNS 280’ tile. Then, you just have to follow the given instructions to pay the fee for linking your Aadhaar card to your PAN card. 

Pay PAN To Aadhar Link Fee

Link PAN with Aadhaar Card Online

The final step to link PAN to Aadhaar is really easy after you pay the fine. If you paid the Aadhaar to PAN link fee via NSDL (Protean), you will have to wait for 4-5 working days to try linking these two cards again. If you paid your penalty of ₹1,000 directly from the e-Pay Tax portal, continue with the steps given below:

  1. Visit Link Aadhaar (link given above too). 

    Link PAN Card to Aadhaar Card Online

  2. Enter your PAN card number in the box labeled as ‘PAN’.

  3. Fill in your Aadhaar card number in the box that says ‘Aadhaar Number’.

  4. Select ‘Validate’.

That’s it! Your Aadhaar and PAN cards will be linked now and you won’t have to worry about your PAN number being blocked even after 31 March 2023.

How to Link Aadhaar to PAN Offline Via SMS?

Now before we go on with the steps to link your Aadhaar card to PAN card offline, let me tell you that this process, on your mobile phone, still isn’t completely offline. You would still need to pay that penalty of Rs 1,000 following the steps that were mentioned in the previous sections and after that, you can link your Aadhaar and PAN offline. So, to link your Aadhaar with PAN offline via SMS, all you have to do is send an SMS to either ‘567678’ or ‘56161’. What would that SMS be? Here it is– ‘UID PAN(SPACE)AADHAAR NUMBER(SPACE)PAN CARD NUMBER’.

Make sure that you enter your Aadhaar and PAN card numbers instead of ‘AADHAaR NUMBER’ and ‘PAN CARD NUMBER’ respectively in the SMS. This will let you link your Aadhaar and PAN cards offline instantly. Now, let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about this process of linking one’s Aadhaar card to his/her PAN card.

How Can I Link My Aadhaar with PAN Online?

Linking your Aadhaar with PAN card is really simple. You just have to visit the e-filing portal to link both of your IDs and you will be good to go. But hey, do not forget about that late penalty of ₹1,000.

How Do I Know if Aadhaar is Linked to PAN?

To check whether your Aadhaar is linked to your PAN or not, you need to visit the Link Aadhaar Status Portal and follow the steps that we have explained above.

Can we Link Aadhaar to PAN on Mobile?

Absolutely, yes! Linking your Aadhaar and PAN on mobile is really easy and we have explained both, online and offline methods for the same right here.

What is the Last Date of Aadhaar PAN Link?

The last date of Aadhaar PAN link is 31 March 2023. After that, your PAN card may not be fully functional, which means that many of its functions will either stop or give you troubles in other ways. So if you haven’t already, hurry up and link your Aadhaar to PAN card!

This is all there is to link Aadhaar card to PAN card. Isn’t it too easy? But even so, if you feel stuck anywhere in the process, do let us know in the comments section and we will help you in the best possible manner. Also, there are rumors that after 31 March, the Government will charge a fine of ₹5,000 for linking Aadhaar to PAN, is it true? What do you think about it? 

Edit: The last date to link PAN to Aadhaar has been extended till 30 June 2023 by the Government of India.

Special thanks to @third.i.financial.advisors for helping all dimers so well. 

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Sahil Jain is a personal finance and tech enthusiast who excels in matters related to tech and investment. His content revolves around mobile phone reviews, computers, operating systems, investments, credit cards, and other tech & finance topics.
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Fine of 1000rs is too much for a common man like me to pay 🤧.afterall we are safe from Pakistan only ...

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Agreed, a fine of Rs 1000 is a lot. But it's also our fault for not completing this simple process for years that hardly takes a few minutes. Earlier, the fine was Rs 500, and then too people didn't link their Aadhaar and PAN cards.
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I am from assam.so i wont link.
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Any reason for not linking?

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See the NoteScreenshot20230317-143144
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Yes, buddy, you're safe from this compulsion✌️
Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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is  not it better to apply for new pan card 

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You can apply for a new PAN card if you have never been issued a PAN earlier. It's actually illegal for an individual to have multiple PANs.
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The questions to be asked are: 
WHAT WILL I GET AFTER LINKING?

WHY IS THERE A FINE EVEN?

SUPREME COURT HAS SAID ITS NOT MANDATORY

This date has no meaning like all previous deadline.


Bottomline: DO NOT FALL FOR THIS.




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I think there's a misunderstanding here. 
The Supreme Court of India has already that those citizens who would get Aadhaar cards or PAN cards after July 2017 will have to give their mobile numbers to get both IDs linked together. The court also made it mandatory for everyone to link their Aadhar cards with their PAN cards if they had made them before 2017. For those who didn't have an Aadhar card back then or didn't want to get one, this rule may not apply. Check HERE for more details.
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I request you to double verify this before posting in open (even if copied from any website) as they are as bogus as the rest of the media clowns are doing!

// If you do not get your Aadhaar and PAN card linked by 31 March, according to the Government of India, you will not be able to carry out any financial transactions via your bank account(s). //

Even, I've received similar threatening communication from my bank to link before the due date (not the first time though) but none of these kind like restricting ALL financial txns. There shall be limits/ restrictions as they are threatening to cease the PAN cards too.

Do cross check the same with the last Gujarat HC order to not ask for any link until the case is settled in SC (NewsLink) which is due since a long long time, hence these list of all these deadlines. Might get extended this time too, who knows!

But, please take care while posting on some sensitive topics (sub-judicial ones) that gives threatening directives in the current scenario (even if copied from the source) as the consequences are very very serious for the misinformation being spread by us to a larger scale and here GoI itself is not clear about the guidelines nor the RBI, it seems. They have many conflicts of statements between them in the past.. now also and all these can be cleared once, after this is settled in the court of law for real.

Till then idiocy rules!

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inoperative PAN is a complicated thing technically u can still transact with limited manner with a 'inoperative PAN' with ur bank account, it'll act like an account made without PAN, banks will deduct 20% TDS on those accounts, problem will arise in trading/demat account as those can't be operated without PAN so who knows what's gonna happen 

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Whoever posted...missed important steps if choosing assessment year 2023_2024 and category others
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Now that we linked it . Refund karo chor...Aisa kya paap Kiya joh 1000 rs loot rahe ho .. adani ko Chanda dena hai kya unamused
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I never received SMS to link pan and aadhar... On purpose
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The main reason many have not linked their PAN and Aadhaar is that any slight mismatch in their names can prevent them from being linked. First, they need to correct their names and then apply, but this name change procedure can also be cumbersome.

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Exactly my family members have this problem, now getting aadhar fixed to match Pan sleepy
Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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What happens if we don't do this
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Mera adhaar card wrong pan card se link hai
Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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The future is very dark for India when indian slaves are themselves asking for their chains and even paying for them. Wake up and at least now understand the real plans behind Aadhaar. It's already late! 

Don't link it, don't use it dont produce it anywhere! This may be your last chance. 


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Tarikh pe tarikh Kai baar date ko extend kiya gya tb ja kr fine start hua hai ye bhi btao
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They have to extend as they are forcing it unconstitutionally. Even African courts have thrown out such dystopian ID systems (like Hudumanamba in Kenya). But our openly courts serve this colonial power. 

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Screenshot2023-03-21-03-35-42-0299c04817c0de5652397fc8b56c3b3817Any solution for this error?
Been trying to pay the 1k.. for 3 days now.. every time this error pops up and the payment fails..
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There are times when these problems are associated with a particular device that you are using or with a bank. If possible, try paying the fee with another device/bank account. If that doesn't work, try visiting an Aadhaar card agent near your place. They generally get the job done easily and may charge a nominal fee (hardly around Rs 50). Not saying that you should go to them right away, but if all other ways fail, this might be your last option. Also, if they are unable to help you too, then you don't have to pay them and then you can visit an Aadhaar center near you. 

PS: There are two different methods to pay this fine for different bank accounts. Did you check the list mentioned in the post?

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If anyone has a problem doing this .... as per the detailed procedure given above .. pls pm me .... . THE PROCESS IS NOT DIFFICULT BUT MAKE SURE OF DATES AND ASSESSMENT YEAR. IF YOU PUT IN A DIFFERENT HEAD, YOU WONT GET CREDIT AND 1000 RS WILL BE EASILY LOST.


TAKE CARE OF HEAD , ASSESSMENT YEAR AND TYPE OF PERSON. RE VERIFY IT . ONLY THEN PAY. ONE SMALL MISTAKE MIGHT COST YOU 1000 RS EXTRA !

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Really appreciate the helpful comment😊
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I have already paid challan, but names mismatch in PAN and Aadhar..

So, placed a request to change name in PAN..

Currently that is in pending status.

What happen if pan card name is not updated till March 31st and existing challan would be applicable after March 31st also?

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Guys, it might take more than 2 week to get this done most probably. Pls consult before doing things.

Great if it gets done within 31st march, else the 1000 rs cant be claimed back as the AY changes.
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Pan card me correction kr lo site pe jake aadhar se update bhi ho jayega or new card bhi aa jayega or link bhi ho jayega
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Will the bank account associated with the PAN get frozen on grounds of KYC if PAN becomes inoperative? My mother's PAN is not linked but she does not have any use for it either (she's a housewife) so I don't see any benefit of linking. I do however have an FD in her bank account so I'm wondering what happens if PAN becomes inoperative.

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unlikely they freeze bank account. Only TDS will be at 20% . But all that we can do now is predict. 
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The Fine was implemented from Jun - 2022,  Before Rs. 500/- was Fine & Now it is Rs. 1000/-, Everyone was checked from Income Tax Portal, but Koi Bolta Nahi tha, now the Penalties are Heavier then everybody Shouting.

Try to Understand the Matter first

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Fine will be applicable after 31st march or fine is already imposed for linking?
Generous Generous
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The fine is already imposed. Now when linking one's Aadhaar card with his PAN card, the applicant must pay a fine of Rs 1,000 beforehand. 
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Good post fire
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Thanks a lot!!
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Anyone tried with SMS Method?

Need format again as  in the  thread mentioned but it's confusing

Cool Cool
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Screenshot20230327-201834Which option we need to choose and pay 1000?



Does payment need to pay via same pan holder bank account?


Anyone can pay right.
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How can I link aadhar and pan card if dob is different in both? Already given for correction two days ago but it take around one month for it to get updated so can anyone please help me
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Updated, buddy. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us!!
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Important information plus1
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My father had 2 pan on his name and he surrender his the wring one 3 years back but we had connected the aadhaar to the wrong and now we want to rectify the connection of wrong Pan with the aadhaar. How to do that?

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What if you apply for lost pan card and duplicate and use the old surrendered pan number and unwanted one to surrender.
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Now some people crying really

& some people faking it they have already link card but to comment on bjp they are commenting like as if they are really paying

Govt asking to link from 2018 and it takes hardly 2 minutes but still people not did it

Around me people I seeing educated not linked but uneducated link wayback

in short If I was FM i would imposed minimum 10K

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