How to link Aadhaar Card with Income Tax New Portal


To put it simply, Aadhaar is a 12-digit number that can be obtained by an individual. It allows them to open a bank account, apply for a loan, or rent a home without having to worry about being taken advantage of because of their social status. With over 1 billion enrollments and partnerships with Indian banks, landlords, and numerous other companies, Aadhaar is the most credible identity system in India and has proven successful at combating issues of identity theft throughout the country. 

In fact, there is no upper age limit for getting your Aadhaar card as it aims to be the most credible identity system as well as a proof of presence across all types of checks, whether they are financial or legal in nature. There are some documents that are necessary to keep with you for your convenience. For example, it is required to carry the original Aadhaar card at all times. This supports your identification. Therefore, if the card gets accidentally lost or misplaced, you can easily get a new card made and still use it as an identity proof.


Aadhar is the most innovative identity program that is backed by state-of-the-art technologies. It uses fingerprints, iris scan, and other information collected to provide you with instant identity verification. It also makes use of one’s mobile number to ensure that the Aadhaar verified person is the same at the time of receiving the subsidy or benefit. The government of India has rolled out ‘Aadhaar Link’ feature on the e-filing portal for effective linking of Aadhaar with PAN. 

Aadhaar card is a must for a Pan Card. If your Aadhaar card number is not linked with your PAN, you will have to do so immediately, to avoid any legal complications in future, as submission of PAN with banks has been deadline by the Income-tax department to be linked to Aadhaar details. However, to link an Aadhaar card with the PAN number, you need the following details to help you in the process. These are:

  • A PAN number of the applicant
  • Aadhaar number of the applicant
  • A mobile number of the applicant 

If you want to procure a new PAN, it will soon be possible to apply online without visiting a PAN office or submitting a paper application. The Income Tax Department has launched a brand new ‘e-Filing’ portal that allows you to apply both for a new Permanent Account Number (PAN) and even enroll Aadhaar with the tax department, right from your browser.

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar pre-login on the new e-filing portal :

You can link your PAN with your Aadhaar for verification purposes. For this, you will have to logon to the e-filing site of the Income Tax Department. Before you start a new return on the new e-filing portal, you will need to link your PAN with Aadhaar. You can do that quickly and easily by following these simple steps.

  • Step 1: Firstly, you need to log on to the website that is the new e-filing portal 2.0. The website will take you where you can link your PAN with Aadhaar pre login. 
  • Step 2: After opening the portal, you need to scroll down to the home page where you will find a section named 'Our Services'. Now click on it and then go to 'Link Aadhaar' to start the filling of the form on a redirected page. 
  • Step 3: When the new window will open, enter the details that have been asked such as PAN, Aadhaar number, name as per your Aadhaar card and your mobile number. Though, check all the information again and after that click on "I agree to validate my Aadhaar details".
  • Step 4: Now, the next step is to fill the OTP that you will receive on the registered mobile number and this OTP will be valid for only 15 minutes so fill it cautiously and don't put wrong information in it.You are required to quote your Aadhaar number or the OTP number received on the registered mobile number, if any, while applying for a new PAN. However, while filling the OTP, one needs to understand the following points, these are :
  • While filling the OTP, three attempts will be provided to you to fill it correctly. If you fail to do so, then you need to repeat the whole procedure from scratch. 
  • There is an option of "Resend OTP" and if you click on it, then a new OTP will be generated through the system for your account. 
  • Step 5: After you are done with the filling of information and the OTP, you can submit it. After you submit it, you will receive a pop up in which it will be written that your request to link your PAN to your Aadhaar has been submitted. 

With this process, you can make a request to link the Aadhaar card with your PAN and thus you can enjoy the services that they offer after the process is completed. However, you need to check the information that you have entered before submitting the form on the portal. 

Checking PAN-Aadhar link status pre-login:

After submitting the details, you need to check the status regarding how much time it will take to link your PAN and Aadhaar. However, to do this, you need to follow few simple steps :

  • Step 1: Firstly, you need to log on to the website that is the new e-filing portal 2.0. The website will take you where you can link your PAN with Aadhaar pre login. 
  • Step 2: After opening the portal, you need to scroll down to the home page where you will find a section named 'Our Services'. Now click on it and then go to 'Link Aadhaar' out of the four options given there. After that, you will reach a redirected page where you can get a number of details. 
  • Step 3: After visiting the redirected page, you need to enter the details like PAN and Aadhaar number in the spaces that are given in the page. After entering the details, you need to click on ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.
  • Step 4: When you click on the tab, a pop up will appear in front of the screen where a notification will come to you stating about the status of your Aadhaar and PAN card link. It will appear as ‘Your PAN <SMXXXXXX4T> is linked to Aadhar number < XXXX XXXX 5246>

Please read this notification carefully. Since you have successfully linked your PAN with Aadhaar, you need to verify your Aadhaar with the Income Tax Department by filing the income tax return. Once completed, your Aadhaar can be used for all financial transactions with which your PAN is linked. This is a confirmation that your details have been successfully updated. However, you will receive the rest of the details from it as the process is completed. 

Checking PAN-Aadhar link status post-login :

After you are done with the process, you can even check the PAN-Aadhar link status post login too. However, for it, you need to have a dedicated account and must sign up for it on the portal. This can be done in following steps :

  • Step 1: Firstly, you need to log on to the website that is the new e-filing portal 2.0. After visiting it, enter the credentials you have such as user name and password that you have after creating the account. 
  • Step 2: On the click of the button, you are redirected to your profile page. It is preceded with User Name along with a drop down option that refers to the option ‘My Profile’. Select this option to go further into your profile.
  • Step 3: After you are redirected to your profile, you can get all the information about your Aadhaar PAN status from it. Besides this, you can see other details about yourself too in it. 

Thus, with this process, you can check all the details regarding your Aadhaar-PAN link. Besides this, these steps can easily take you to the desired result and save you time.


You should link your Aadhar no matter what. It will make your life much easier compared to carrying out all identification processes manually. You can avoid the delays of entering all the same information over and over again. Linking of Aadhaar with PAN has been made mandatory as a part of a process to weed out fake assessees and holders of multiple PANs. It is necessary for an individual to link his Aadhaar card to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) as long as the PAN is linked to a bank account, mutual funds or insurance policies, as these financial transactions are taxable in nature. Also, it is mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN as it helps the government to track all the financial transactions undertaken by the taxpayers in India. It also helps the government to keep a check on tax evasion.

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