•Linking your Aadhaar card with your PAN card is crucial in India for various financial transactions and tax filings. While the initial deadline for linking has passed, you can still link them with a penalty fee. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the current charges, procedures, and important considerations.

Current Aadhaar-PAN Linking Charges:

As of February 10, 2024, the penalty fee for linking Aadhaar with PAN is Rs. 1,000.
This fee applies to individuals who did not link their cards before the June 30, 2023 deadline.
There are no charges for linking before the deadline or for correcting any errors in your Aadhaar details after linking.

How to Link Your Aadhaar with PAN:

•Online: Visit the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department Aadhar Pan link site and follow the steps under “Link Aadhaar” in the “Quick Links” section.
Offline: Visit a PAN Service Provider (PSP) like Protean or UTIITSL with your PAN card, Aadhaar card, and the challan copy showing the Rs. 1,000 fee payment.
Biometric Authentication: If online linking fails, you can visit a PSP center for biometric authentication (additional charges may apply.

Important Points to Remember:

Linking Aadhaar with PAN is mandatory to avoid your PAN becoming inoperative, impacting financial transactions and tax filing.
Ensure your Aadhaar details are accurate and updated before linking.
Keep a copy of the acknowledgment receipt for your records.
If you encounter any issues, contact the UIDAI Helpdesk or visit a PSP center for assistance.

Additional Considerations:

  1. The government may revise the fee structure in the future, so it’s advisable to link your cards as soon as possible to avoid potential higher charges.
    If you have any concerns about data privacy or security, you can choose to link your Aadhaar with PAN only for specific purposes using the “e-KYC” option on the e-filing portal.

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