Mandatory Linking of Aadhar/PAN for filing Returns

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

It is mandatory for all income tax taxpayers or persons who have to file income returns (even on behalf of others), to have a Permanent Account Number (PAN). Your Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a 10-digit alphanumeric identifier, issued by the Income Tax Department. Each taxpayer (e.g. individual, firm, company, etc.) is issued a unique PAN Number, and it is compulsory to quote your PAN Number on return of income tax.

While making an application for a PAN Number, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar/Aadhaar Enrolment ID.  You can get an instant PAN by providing your Aadhaar details. Once you have applied for a PAN, you can also check the status of your PAN application. If there are any changes in your PAN/Aadhaar details, you can update the details.

Read more here about the procedure for obtaining a PAN number.

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