Linking Aadhaar Card to PAN Card is now mandatory, but not all people are familiar with the process on how to link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card. So Income Tax Department has recently started a new facility which allows an individual to link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card using SMS. Linking Aadhaar Card to Permanent Account Number using SMS will be suitable for all masses of people in India to get their Aadhaar Number linked to PAN in a hassle freeway.
Below is the SMS format which you will have to send to link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card using SMS.
SMS Format to link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card using SMS
To link your Aadhaar Card to PAN Card using SMS just type UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN> and send it to either 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number
Alternatively you can also visit the official Income Tax India e-Filing Portal to link the two identities. In case if there is minor mismatch linking your Aadhaar Card to PAN via Online Portal will solve your problem. But if there is any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name, it will require Aadhaar OTP.
If you don’t get your Aadhaar Linked with PAN than your PAN Card might go invalid anytime, so it is better to get your Aadhaar Linked to PAN by following any of the methods. Also now Aadhaar is mandatory for new PAN Card Applicants, without that you can’t apply for PAN.