Guide to linking your Aadhaar and PAN card

Recently the government made it mandatory to provide both Aadhaar card number and PAN number while filing for taxes.

The 10 character alpha-numeric Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique ID that every taxpaying body in India needs to have.

Here’s a guide which can help you to link your Aadhaar and PAN cards.

To link both the identifications, taxpayers first need to register on the Income tax website. Once registered, follow the steps listed below to link the two IDs.

Step 1.

Log in to the e-Filing portal with your user id and password.


In the various tabs on top of the page, click on profile settings. In the drop down, click on link Aadhaar.

Step 3.

In the new page, you will see your personal details like name, date of birth etc. Verify the details on the screen with your Aadhaar card.

If they match, enter Aadhaar number and click on the ‘link now’ button.

You will receive a pop-up message saying – “Aadhaar-PAN linking is completed successfully”.

That’s all!


(The above article has been compiled by CS Reema Jain)