ITR alert! How to avoid Income Tax Return rejection - Check PAN and Aadhaar Card linkage process through SMS
ITR rejection can be averted. Send SMS in 'UIDPAN<12 Digit Aadhaar> <10 Digit PAN>' format to either 567678 or 56161 from your mobile number registered with your Aadhaar Card.
The Income Tax Department has made it clear that every PAN card and Aadhaar card has to be linked by September 2019. Failing to which, the Income Tax Return (ITR) of an individual would be rejected post-September 2019. Apart from that, the Income Tax Department has also made it clear that without linking the Aadhaar card with the PAN card, banking transaction above Rs 50,000 won't be possible then. However, if there are punishments for having a PAN card not linked with your Aadhaar card, the department has made various provisions for the millennials to link their Aadhaar card and PAN card. There are various means through which one can link his or her PAN card with Aadhaar card. One can log in to the Income Tax e-filing website https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home
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to link one's Aadhaar card with its PAN card by downloading a form, filling the information needed and submitting it online. However, on the basis of one's internet savvy nature, the process might be lengthy and it may happen that a person is unable to link his or her Aadhaar card with PAN card by logging in to the Income Tax e-filing website.
For such less internet savvy people, who are not so comfortable in the online domain, they can do the same by just sending a single SMS. There is a format for the SMS that one can send from his or her mobile number registered with the Aadhaar card to either 567678 or 56161. the format of the SMS is 'UIDPAN<12 Digit Aadhaar> <10 Digit PAN>.' suppose somebody's Aadhaar card number is 123456789012 and PAN card no. is ABCDE1234F, then the format of the SMS would be 'UIDPAN 123456789012 ABCDE1234F.'
For more details, here is step by step Aadhaar card, PAN card linking through SMS:
Step 1: Type UIDPAN 123456789012 ABCDE1234F;
Step 2: Send this typed message to 567678 or 56161 from the mobile number registered with your Aadhaar card;
Step 3: After sending the message, you will receive the receipt of this message through an SMS; and then
Step 4: After a few days, you will receive the linking of the Aadhaar card with your PAN card on the same mobile via SMS.
So, follow these steps and avoid getting your Income Tax Return rejected from the Income Tax Department, Government of India.