Supreme court judgement on Jun 9, 2017 clearly stated , its mandatory to Link Aadhar and PAN card to mention in ITR. Even if you dont have Aadhar you can e-file tax returns of FY 2016-17
There are two official methods to Link PAN Card with Aadhar Card
- Via SMS ( No internet needed )
- Via Income tax Portal
Link PAN Card with Aadhar card through SMS
Dedicated Numbers for linking are 567678 and 56161.
To Link your 10 digit PAN with 12 digit Aadhar send an SMS in the following format to either of these numbers
UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar ><Space><10 digit PAN> to 567678 or to 56161.
UIDPAN<SPACE>9847900000<Space>BOPXXXXXXX to 567678
Its that simple to link, with the cost of Single SMS
Linking Aadhar with PAN via Income tax Website
This is the second option, and is the widely opted linking method .For this you have to
Head into www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Now Click on Link Aadhar on Left pane, It will open another page as below
First provide your PAN and Aadhar , and your exact Name as in Aadhar card, Now provide the captcha code. , If you are visually challenged or if not comfortable with complex captcha code , there is an option to send OTP ( One Time Password ) to bye pass captcha.
Once this done your Aadhar get linked with PAN Instantly.