Link your Aadhar with instantly generated e-PAN

Link your Aadhar with instantly generated e-PAN

If you could not link your PAN with Aadhaar, don’t panic. You can link it today only instantly through e-PAN now, sitting in the comfort of your home.

The income tax department has introduced the facility of e-PAN to the users. This facility will be made available to them on a real-time basis.

This step will help in reducing the interaction with the department. Moreover, it is also aimed at helping taxpayers generate the permanent account number (PAN) without any problem

The department has offered this facility without charging any amount. You can log onto the income tax portal anytime, to generate this unique e-PAN.

The service is available only for resident individual taxpayers. It means, the Hindu undivided family (HUF), various firms, trusts and companies can not avail the benefits of the service. Moreover, this service of the IT department is open for a limited period. It is designed on first-come, first-served basis for those taxpayers who already hold valid Aadhar cards.

Under the new system, you will not need to submit any documents. The e-PAN will be generated using the details available in Aadhaar. You just need to ensure that the details are properly updated. It is necessary because the e-KYC will be done using the Aadhaar database only.

Under the process when the e-KYC will be successfully generated based on the individual Aadhaar OTP, then the process of e-PAN application will be initiated.

All it needed will be a scanned copy of your signature on a white paper. The proper specifications are given on the income tax website.

After filing the application, an acknowledgement number will be generated, which will be in 15-digits. This generated number will be sent to the individuals’ mobile number or email address, whichever is mentioned in the application form.

It has been happened only due to use of the technology and digitalization being adopted by the government in the various tax departments. The system of digitalization has now resulted in convenient and paperless smoothness with taxpayers. A number of other initiatives, to smoothen the system are on the cards in the coming days. this will make the life of taxpayers easy for managing their taxable income, claims the IT department.

Link Aadhaar and PAN before June 30 or pay Rs.5000 penalty

Link Aadhaar and PAN before June 30 or pay Rs.5000 penalty

It is compulsory to link your PAN with Aadhaar Card. Even Supreme Court has not objected to it. Do it before June 30, 2018, to avail of the benefits. If you do not, you need to know about the complications it may bring to you.

At present, there is no penalty for not linking the PAN with your Aadhaar card, but you will not be able to do transactions via IT portal or avail a lot of services where linking is required. However, the IT department could treat you a violator of their terms and conditions, and could suitably penalize you. It could be minimum Rs.5,000 if you do not submit your ITR by July 31st.

As per a Government of India notification, “Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorised by the said authorities.”

The Supreme Court in an interim judgement has already stated that those who possess Aadhaar card must link their existing PAN cards with Aadhaar. It is still in the process of concluding the hearing on the aadhaar and PAN cards linkage etc, through its 5-judges bench.

In our country, a PAN card is treated as a prerequisite for paying taxes. PAN is a valid KYC requirement for the individual bank accounts, linking the Aadhaar with PAN will automatically link an individual’s Aadhaar with his/her bank accounts. This will make it easier for the Income Tax Department to track everyone’s transactions, and the tax they should be paying.

To finance an illegal activity such as drug trafficking can be done easily with dubious or unverified identities. If and when a PAN card will be linked to an Aadhaar card, it will altogether eliminate the possibility of these nefarious activities.

Also Read: Aadhaar Virtual ID to be accepted from July

Every taxpayer in the country needs a PAN card to file his or her income tax returns(ITR). It has now been made mandatory to provide Aadhaar Card details too while filing IT returns. Aadhaar and PAN card will enable individuals to file their returns on the portal of the income tax department. If you do not link your Aadhar card with your PAN, you would not be able to file online ITR. On the other hand, If you have done it already, you are not required to send acknowledgements to the IT department.

If you have already updated your PAN number with your bank account, and possess an aadhar card too, there is no way you would be exempted to link with the income tax department too. Even if, you have lesser income than the taxable income limit. Sometimes, at banks or other places, they deduct your TDS at the source. In this case, you will not be entitled to a refund of this TDS amount.

However, you can claim this refund, if you file your income tax returns via a portal or otherwise because it can validate your claim. As you are aware anytime from now, if and when you file your income tax returns, you will have to provide your Aadhar number to the IT department and hence both Aadhar and PAN are linked

At present, there is no penalty for not linking the PAN with your aadhar card, but you will not be able to do transactions via IT portal or avail a lot of services where linking is required. The department could treat you a violator of their terms and conditions, and could suitably penalize you.

Aadhaar Virtual ID(VID) to roll out from July 1, can be used for authentication

Aadhaar Virtual ID rolls out from July 1, can be used for authentication

Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID) is all set to establish itself as the core of element in the country with links established to the bank accounts and even social media such as Facebook for the purpose of verification of identity. This new move towards complete digitization has swooped in to transform the way Aadhaar is used for identity verification. Dated 1st July, the Aadhaar Virtual ID, which is a random 16-digit number that is mapped along with Aadhaar number shall work for digital identification. Users can opt to provide the virtual ID for any kind of verification instead of opting for the actual Aadhaar number. This will effectively bring down the chances of any 3rd party or unauthorized user accessing your details.

The Virtual Aadhaar ID shall only be available for Aadhaar holder for the generation, replacement, and revocation of the same with no access to anyone else whatsoever. It is practically impossible for any user to derive someone’s Aadhaar number by knowing the VID, confirmed a circular that was issued by the UIDAI in the month of January. There shall only be a single valid and active VID for any Aadhaar number for a certain time.

This move has emerged as a perfect plan by UIDAI to implement a multi-layered protocol for security to ensure that the privacy of the users is protected. The Virtual IDs can be used by the individuals to share instead of opting for the original Aadhaar number for the purpose of identity authentication. This will effectively reduce the Aadhaar number collection facilitated by many agencies.

Recent issues of identity theft and Aadhaar duplication have led to the UIDAI installing strict measures to reduce the chances of identity theft or loss of personal information. The Virtual ID is a safe way for verification of one’s identity without revealing the personal information of the cardholder. As of now, the VID can easily be generated from the resident portal of UIDAI.

Apart from the generation of VID, the UIDAI informed Supreme Court in January that another Face ID identification feature would also be introduced for the Aadhaar card holders to allow them access to various services and benefits. This will effectively help the Aadhaar holders with poor or no biometrics that leads to failure of authentication or any kind of financial exclusion. To back this conclusion, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI CEO brought forth photographs containing evidence for persons suffering from leprosy as well as the senior citizens who had poor biometrics.

Link your PAN with Aadhaar by June 30 2018, warns IT department

Link your PAN with Aadhaar by June 30, warns IT department

Now you will need to link Aadhaar and PAN to be able to process your annual income tax returns of the current year. The IT department says it should be done till June 30, or you will be treated as a violator of IT return and it won’t be processed.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has clarified that linking of PAN card and Aadhaar number is a prerequisite for filing ITR. Without it, ITR will not be treated as filed.

It has been made compulsory to link it by financial year end by the taxation department earlier. Under the modified order, the deadline has been revised now to June 30, 2018.

Even in the year 2017, the linking of Pan and Aadhaar Card was told to be applicable on July 1 2017. At that time, the people who filed their income tax returns before July 1, 2017 the deadline for them was again extended to March 31, 2018. It now stands extended to June 30, 2018.

The department says that the linkage is being done as per the provisions of the law. It is mentioned in the section 139 AA (2) of the IT Act that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his or her Aadhaar number to the tax authorities. There is no exception of the provision to anyone.

The last date order from the IT department has come in the wake of the apex court direction. It has directed the department for the extension of the March 31 deadline for this linkage of Aadhaar number with various services. The Supreme Court says that the deadline of the directive should be raised since its final judgment is given on the issue of aadhar and PAN.

Experts believe that no one will be able to file ITR this year, without linking the two. CBDT circular emphatically mentions it to do by June 30, 2018. It is also mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number in the ITR form on the dotted lines.

Please note that Non-resident Indians (NRI) are not covered in the ambit of linking Aadhaar and PAN card.

How to open Aadhaar Card PDF File ?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number which is issued by the government of India to every individual of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which functions under the Planning Commission of India, is the organization which is responsible for managing Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar Cards.

In our previous articles we have already told you how to download e-aadhaar card with your Enrollment Number or how to download e-aadhaar card with your Aadhaar Number.

If you have already downloaded your e-aadhaar from the Official Website of UIDAI, you must be looking to open Aadhaar Card PDF File now. Don’t worry, we will tell you the password to open Aadhaar Card PDF file.

How to Open e-Aadhaar Card PDF File after Downloading ?

When you download your e-Aadhaar and you try to open the PDF file, it would be looking something like the picture given below.

How to Open Aadhar Card PDF File

So, we need to understand that the e-aadhaar is a password protected document. This is done so that there is no possible misuse of your Aadhaar Card.

So, in order to open Aadhaar Card PDF file you have 2 options :

1) Type your area PIN Code as the password to open your Aadhar card. It is the PIN Code of your Area where you live. This area pin code is the same as was mentioned in your Aadhaar Card application.

2) Just in case, PIN Code does not work for you, type the initial 4 letters of your First name and your Year of Birth in the format : NAMEYYYY. Example : If your Name is RAJAN and your Date of Birth is 22/11/1983, please type RAJA1983 as the Password to open your Aadhaar Card.

One of the above 2 password options will definitely help you to open your e-Aadhaar Card. Hope this helps!

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How to Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card ?

Link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card : As you all know a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is a unique 10 character code that is assigned to all tax payers in India. It is issued by the Income Tax Department of India and links all your transactions that attract tax within a single source, thus making it convenient for the government to keep a track of all these transactions. Not only that but government is likely to set 31 December’ 2017 as a deadline to link PAN Card with Aadhaar Card, a report in the Hindustan Times said this quoting government sources. If you do not do this by 31st December’ 2017, your PAN card will become invalid, the report said.

A PAN card is mandatory filing Income Tax returns in India, for all the individuals as well as entities that pay tax. Not only that, but a PAN card is also used as proof of identity and age for almost every financial and non-financial transactions.

The Aadhaar card is a unique identification card with a 12 digit unique number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India. It is assigned to every citizen of India. It serves as a valid proof of identity as well as proof of address. It is a great initiative by the government of India to have a single identification document for every Indian citizen. Aadhaar card is a personal identification card which contains the individual’s biometric as well as demographic information.

Benefits of Linking PAN Card with Aadhaar Card

The government of India has requested all individuals and entities to link their PAN cards with their Aadhaar cards. This process is being done for the following purposes:

Prevent Tax Avoidance:

By linking the Aadhaar and PAN cards with each other, the government of India will be able to keep a track on the taxable transactions of every individual or entity, whose identity and address will be verified by his/her Aadhaar card. This means that each and every taxable transaction or activity will be recorded by the government, thus preventing tax evasion.

Prevent Use of Multiple PAN Cards:

Another big reason to link PAN with Aadhaar Card is to reduce the number of individuals or entities who are applying for multiple PAN cards in an effort to defraud the government and also avoid paying taxes.

By linking the PAN Card and Aadhaar, the government of India will be easily able to link the identity of an entity through his/her Aadhaar card, and not only that but will also have details of all financial transactions made through the linked PAN card. In case there are are multiple PAN cards registered under the same name, the government will identify the same and take strict action against all such individuals and entities.

Ease in Filing of Income Tax Returns:

Once the Entities and Individuals have linked their PAN and Aadhaar Card they will be able to file their e-Returns, or their online Income Tax returns quite quickly and effortlessly. By linking both PAN and Aadhaar Card, entities and individuals will not need to submit their Income Tax acknowledgement to the IT department, thus helping tax payers to get rid of a lot of trouble.

Steps for Linking PAN Card and Aadhaar Card

To link PAN and Aadhaar Card, you first need to first register on the Income tax e-Filing portal. Once you do so, you need to follow the following steps :

  1. Log in to the e-Filing portal of the IT Department by entering your Login ID, Password and Date of Birth.
  2. After logging in to the portal, you will see a pop up window, prompting you to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card.
  3. Your Details like your name, date of birth and gender will already be mentioned exactly as per the details mentioned during the time of registration on the e-Filing portal.
  4. Verify the on screen details with the ones which are mentioned on your Aadhaar card.
  5. If the details match exactly on your Aadhaar Card, enter your Aadhaar card number and finally click on the “link now” button.
  6. Finally, a pop-up message will appear saying that your Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN card.

Now, you must be aware how important it is to link your Pan Card with Aadhaar Card. We would request all of you reading this article to Link your PAN with Aadhaar, to help India move in progressive and fraud free direction.

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How to cancel Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card ?

You might be looking to cancel Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card. Don’t worry in this article we will tell you how to cancel appointment for Aadhaar Enrolment online? In our previous articles we have already discussed about the steps to fix online appointment for aadhaar enrolment and how to reschedule Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card.

Currently, the Online service for booking, rescheduling and cancelling an appointment for Aadhaar Card is available for trial basis for select States/UT. These States are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan , Telangana, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand. On successful results from these states, these services can be available for other states as well.

How to cancel Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card ?

Step 1 : Getting to the ‘Aadhaar Enrolment Appointment Cancellation’ Page

First of all you need to visit the Aadhaar Appointment Cancellation Page.

Step 2 : Entering Token ID and Mobile Number & Cancelling Appointment

Now you need to enter your Token ID which you got after fixing your aadhaar appointment. Also, enter the Mobile Number which you entered while booking your aadhaar card enrolment appointment.

Click on Cancel Appointment to reschedule your aadhaar card enrolment appointment.

Reschedule Aadhaar Appointment

As soon as you click on Cancel Appointment, your Aadhaar Enrolment will be cancelled. You will also be notified about the same via SMS indicating that the appointment made under that specific token id has been cancelled.

In future, at any point of time you can again plan to book an appointment online and can apply for aadhaar card enrolment. We wish this service gets implemented for all the states in India soon.

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How to reschedule Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card ?

You might be looking to Reschedule Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card. Don’t worry in this article we will tell you how to reschedule appointment for Aadhaar Enrolment online? In our previous articles we have already discussed about how to fix online appointment for aadhaar enrolment and the Steps to change aadhaar card Name or Address.

Currently, the Online service for booking, rescheduling and cancelling an appointment for Aadhaar Card is available for trial basis for select States/UT. These States are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan , Telangana, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand. On successful results from these states, these services can be available for other states as well.

How to reschedule Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card ?

Step 1 : Getting to the ‘Aadhaar Enrolment Appointment Reschedule’ Page

First of all you need to visit the Aadhaar Apointment Reschedule Page.

Step 2 : Entering Token ID and Mobile Number & Rescheduling Appointment

Now you need to enter your Token ID which you got after fixing your aadhaar appointment. Also, enter the Mobile Number which you entered while booking your aadhaar card enrolment appointment.

Click on Re-schedule to reschedule your aadhaar card enrolment appointment.

Reschedule Aadhaar Appointment

Step 3 : Selecting Date & Time for Aadhaar Appointment and Rescheduling the Appointment

Aadhaar Appointment Select Date & Time

Once you have filled up your Enrolment Centre and Location Details, you need to finally select the Date and Time of Appointment. Do enter the Verification Code as it appears above the box.

Click on Fix Appointment to Finally Fix the appointment.

As soon as you click on Fix Appointment, You will be able to see your Token ID, Centre Location details(With Address), Date and Time of Enrolment, No of Persons for whom appointment has been fixed, Contact person at the enrolment centre, Registrar Name & Enrolment Agency. You will also receive an SMS with all these details.

You may also re-schedule/cancel your appointment. Do remember to carry Proof of Identity(POI), Proof of Address(POA) and Proof of DOB(DOB) while going at your enrolment centre. You can download and print the Pdf format of your Aadhaar Enrolment form and carry it along with you to save some time.

Hope you liked to know how to reschedule an online appointment for Aadhaar Card Enrolment. You may leave your comments below if you have any queries.

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How to book Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card Enrolment ?

You might be looking to book Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card. Don’t worry in this article we will tell you how to fix appointment for Aadhaar Enrolment online? In our previous articles we have already discussed about how to change aadhaar card name and address  and the process to change aadhaar card mobile number and dob .

Currently, the Online service for booking an appointment for Aadhaar Card is available for trial basis for select States/UT. These States are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan , Telangana, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand. On successful results from these states, this service can be available for other states as well.

How to book Online Appointment for Aadhaar Card ?

Step 1 : Getting to the ‘Appointment for Aadhaar Enrolment’ Page

First of all you need to visit the Aadhaar Appointment Page.

Step 2 : Filling up your Personal Details

Aadhaar Appointment Personal Details

As soon as your reach the Appointment for Aadhaar Enrolment Page, you will need to fill up your personal details like :

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Number of Persons

Step 3 : Selecting your Location & Enrolment Centre for Aadhaar Appointment

Aadhaar Appointment Select Enrolment Centre

Once you fill up your personal details, you need to Select the following from the drop down menu :

  • State/UT
  • District/City
  • Locality/Area
  • Enrolment Centre

You can also check the Availability of Slot at your Aadhaar Enrolment Centre by clicking on Check Availability as soon as you enter the above mentioned details.

Aadhaar Appointment Date and Time Availability

Step 4 : Selecting Date & Time for Aadhaar Appointment and Booking the Appointment

Aadhaar Appointment Select Date & Time

Once you have filled up your Enrolment Centre and Location Details, you need to finally select the Date and Time of Appointment. Do enter the Verification Code as it appears above the box.

Click on Fix Appointment to Finally Book the appointment.

As soon as you click on Fix Appointment, You will be able to see your Token ID, Centre Location details(With Address), Date and Time of Enrolment, No of Persons for whom appointment has been fixed, Contact person at the enrolment centre, Registrar Name & Enrolment Agency. You will also receive an SMS with all these details.

You may also re-schedule/cancel your appointment. Do remember to carry Proof of Identity(POI), Proof of Address(POA) and Proof of DOB(DOB) while going at your enrolment centre. You can download and print the Pdf format of your Aadhaar Enrolment form and carry it along with you to save some time.

Hope you liked to know how to fix an online appointment for Aadhaar Card Enrolment. You may leave your comments below if you have any queries.

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How to download e-Aadhaar Card with Enrolment Number ?

This article mentions easy steps to download e-Adhaar Card by using your Enrolment Number. There might be several reasons why you want to download e-Aadhaar Card like you may have lost your Aadhaar Card or you might have made changes to your existing Aadhaar Card or you may have not received your Aadhaar Card etc.

How to download e-Aadhaar Card with Enrolment Number ?

You must have a few details ready with you before downloading the e-Aadhaar Card. These details include the 3 important information from your Enrolment Slip / Resident Copy :

  • Enrolment Number
  • Date
  • Time

Once you have these 3 details ready with you, you can follow the steps mentioned below to download your e-Aadhaar Card in Pdf format.

Step 1 : Visit the E-Aadhaar Website (https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/)

Step 2 : Entering the Personal Details

Select the Radio Button Enrolment ID at the the top and enter the details mentioned in the form i.e.,

  • Enrolment Number
  • Date & Time
  • Your Full Name
  • Area Pin Code
  • Text as appearing in the Image
  • Mobile Number (Used during Registration)

Aadhaar Details Enrolment ID

After entering these details, click on ‘Get One Time Password’ to get the OTP as SMS on your Mobile Number.

Step 3 : Entering the OTP and Downloading the e-Aadhaar Card

Enter OTP

Now you need to enter the OTP (Which you have received on your Mobile Number) in the field which says ‘Enter OTP’ .

As soon as you will enter the OTP, the ‘Validate & Download’ button will be highlighted and you can download your e-Aadhaar Card in Pdf format.

Note : Your Area Pin Code is the password to open your e-Aadhaar Card.

Step 4 : Taking a Printout of the e-Aadhaar Card

Now, when you have the soft copy of e-Aadhaar Card you can take a Printout of it for further use. We suggest you to take the printout on a Photo Paper which looks like the original Aadhaar Card. Do remember that e-Aadhaar is equally valid as the original Aadhaar Card.

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