How to Check Aadhaar Card-PAN Card Linking Status Online in 2023

As the deadline to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card is fast approaching, it is crucial to check your linking status and take necessary actions if it is not yet linked. Failure to link the two cards before March 31, 2023, will result in an inoperative PAN card, and a penalty of Rs. 1000 will be imposed.

To check the status of your PAN-Aadhaar linking, follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax e-filing portal by using this link:

Step 2: Click on 'Quick Links' on the left side of the page and then click on 'Link Aadhaar Status'. 

Step 3: Enter your 10-digit PAN number and 12-digit Aadhaar number. 

Step 4: Click on 'View Link Aadhaar Status'.

If your Aadhaar number is shown, it means that your PAN and Aadhaar are linked. However, if Aadhaar is not linked, you need to take the necessary steps to link the two cards. If your request for linking PAN and Aadhaar is pending with UIDAI for validation, you need to check the status later.

If your Aadhaar is linked with some other PAN or your PAN is linked with some other Aadhaar, you may need to contact the Jurisdictional AO to delink Aadhaar and PAN.

Not linking your PAN with Aadhaar before the deadline will result in the following consequences:You will not be able to file your returns using an inoperative PAN.

Pending returns will not be processed.

Pending refunds cannot be issued to inoperative PANs.

Pending proceedings such as in the case of defective returns cannot be completed once the PAN is inoperative.

Tax will be deducted at a higher rate as PAN becomes inoperative.

You may face difficulties in various financial transactions as PAN is a crucial KYC requirement.

To link your PAN with Aadhaar with penalty, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the e-Filing portal home page and click on 'Link Aadhaar' in the Quick Links section. 

Step 2: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar Number. 

Step 3: Click on 'Continue to Pay Through e-Pay Tax'. 

Step 4: Enter your PAN, confirm PAN, and mobile number to receive OTP. 

Step 5: Post OTP verification, you will be redirected to the e-Pay Tax page. 

Step 6: Click on 'Proceed' on the Income Tax Tile. 

Step 7: Select AY as 2023-24 and type of payment as Other Receipts (500) and click 'Continue'. 

Step 8: The applicable amount will be pre-filled against Others. Alternatively, if you have a bank account that is not listed for payment through e-Pay Tax, follow these steps: 

Step 8b(i): Click on the hyperlink given below on the e-Pay tax page to redirect to Protean (NSDL) portal. 

Step 8b(ii): You will be redirected to the Protean portal. Click 'Proceed' under Challan No./ITNS 280. Step 

8b(iii): Select Tax applicable as 0021 and type of payment as 500. 

Step 8b(iv): Provide other mandatory details and proceed. Please select the Assessment Year 2023-24 for making the late fee payment for Aadhaar PAN linkage.

Post-payment of the fee, you can link your Aadhaar number with PAN on the e-Filing Portal.

In conclusion, it is essential to link your Aadhaar with PAN before the deadline to avoid the penalties and consequences mentioned above. Follow the steps above to check your linking status and link the two cards

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