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Income tax department Clarifies on PAN-Aadhaar Linking


Income-tax department vide a tweet on 30th June 2023 clarified that where fee payment of late fees & consent for linking PAN and Aadhaar have been received, but linking has not been done till 30.06.2023, such cases will be duly considered by the Department.

It is seen that even after payment of fees of Rs. 1,000 through challan and request to link PAN with Aadhaar is sent to UIDAI for verification and validation, linking did not happen or happens after 48 hours of such request.

The last date to link PAN with Aadhaar expired on 30.06.2023.

It was further clarified that Instances have come to notice where PAN holders have faced difficulty in downloading the challan after payment of fee for Aadhaar-PAN linking. 

In this regard, it is to be informed that status of challan payment may be checked in ‘e-pay tax’ tab of portal after login. If a payment is successful, then PAN holder can proceed to link PAN with Aadhaar. 

There is no need of downloading of the challan receipt for linking PAN with Aadhaar. Further, as soon as the PAN holder completes the payment successfully, an email with an attached copy of the challan is already being sent to the PAN holder.

The tweet of the income tax department is reproduced below-

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