Aadhaar-PAN Linking: How To Link In Case Of Name Mismatch

Aadhaar-PAN Linking: How To Link In Case Of Name Mismatch


March 31, 2018 has been set by the government as deadline for taxpayers to link their PAN card or Permanent Account Number with Aadhaar card numberLinking of Aadhaar number or the 12-digit personal identification number known as Unique Identity Number (UID), issued by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, is now mandatory for many important tasks. These range from filing of income tax return (ITR) to obtaining a PAN – issued by the Income Tax Department to a person, firm or entity. Close to 14 crore out of about 30 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) have so far been linked to Aadhaar, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told news agency Press Trust of India. The Supreme Court last week extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to all services including new bank accounts and mobile phone connections, to March 31, 2018.

Earlier this month, the government extended the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar. The PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline was moved by three months to March 31, 2018. Previously, the last date for linking PAN card with Aadhaar card was December 31, 2017. The government has opened multiple channels – including SMS and online facilities – to ease the linking of Aadhaar with PAN. But what if any of basic details like your name, date of birth and gender are fed differently in both the identity numbers? The government has on microblogging site Twitter shared a flowchart explaining the process of linking Aadhaar card with PAN card.

When Aadhaar-PAN details mismatch

If your PAN details need to be changed, you can update them online through the Income Tax Department’s website – incometaxindia.gov.in. If your Aadhaar details require updation, you have two ways to request changes: online and by way of visiting the enrolment centre.

The UIDAI has provided many tools on its website. One of these tools on the UIDAI portal – uidai.gov.in – enables users to request changes to their address given on Aadhaar. (Also readHow to update Aadhaar address)

Individuals can also do this by visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre.

When name on Aadhaar match partially with name on PAN

In case of partial name match, according to the UIDAI, changes can be made either online or by SMS. Both methods work on an OTP or one-time password based system. “OTP will be sent to the Registered Mobile Number,’ the UIDAI said.

All Aadhaar details match

In case the basic details given on PAN match with those on Aadhaar, the user can simply link the two identity numbers using one of the following methods.

PAN-Aadhaar linking via SMS

Aadhaar – a 12-digit number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI based on the demographic and biometric information of the person – can be linked with PAN by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format:

UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN>

PAN-Aadhaar linking online

The income tax department’s e-filing website – incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in – has hosted a link on its homepage to link PAN with Aadhaar. Once you are on the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website, you need to spot and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ hyperlink.

Now, fill in details of your PAN, Aadhaar No. and name in the respective fields and hit ‘Submit’. “ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed,” the taxman has said.

29 Replies to “Aadhaar-PAN Linking: How To Link In Case Of Name Mismatch”

  1. There is no provision in the circular for NRI/OCI as regards linking of Aadhar with PAN. How this requirement will be met in their case

  2. Filling the form of PAN correction/Creation with initials having two digits as last name viz KM or PK wherease adhar number accepts two digit of initials with name.Due to this fault at NSDL form for PAN mismatch happens.I am facing this problem and unable to link my adhar no with PAN.PAN making authorities rejected my application despite attaching the copy of Adhar(as proof) stating to produce another proof ..Please suggest the ways.
    UIDAI has another problem of mentioning wrong address at wrong pincode.Screenshots of indian post of both PIN was sent to them but only the partial corrections were made and partly corrected adress with some deletions and additions were only done.So careless UIADAI’

    1. you can add adhar with bank through net banking.. and with pan you have to make a login id password at income tax website and than you link your adhar with pan which is mandatory.. or if u have already pan login id password than you ask with your charted accountant or use forget option and link adhar from any where with registered mobile otp only
      Umashanker Gupta

    1. Pls send my pAN my name is p.lakshminarasimha reddy , my father name is peddi reddi obulareddy but my surname is peddireddi (p). What is problem problem for accepting my proof, father surname same to my surname correct or not, why?

    1. You make a login id passwords at incometaxindia.gov.in and go the file returns online option and choose appropriate option, and fill your income details with all mandatory fields and file return online


  3. My AADHAR has only age and not DOB . How to amend ?I mean how to isert DOB ?
    My address on AADHAR AND PAN NOT MATCHED . HOW to amend ?

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