PAN–Aadhaar linking penalty: How to pay fine to link PAN with Aadhaar

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Despite the fact that the deadline to keep your PAN active without linking it to your Aadhaar is extended to March 31, 2023, linking your PAN to your Aadhaar will cost you money from April 1, 2022. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) made the announcement via a notification dated March 29, 2022, as well as a press release on March 30, 2022.

The deadline for linking a PAN to an Aadhaar number has been pushed up from March 31, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

PAN-Aadhaar linking fine

You will be charged Rs 500 if you link your PAN to your Aadhaar on or before June 30, 2022. If the PAN-Aadhaar link is completed on or after July 1, 2022, a charge of Rs 1,000 would be required. The fees have now been dismantled into their individual components.

How to pay penalty amount?

According to the Income Tax website, “As per CBDT circular F.No. 370142/14/22-TPL dated on 30th March 2022, every person who has been allotted a PAN as on 1st July 2017 and is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number is required to link PAN with AADHAAR on or before 31st March, 2022. Taxpayers who failed to do so are liable to pay a fee of Rs.500 till 30th June, 2022 and thereafter a fee of Rs.1000 will be applicable before submission of PAN-AADHAAR linkage request.”

Step 1: Visit Protean (NSDL) portal to proceed with submission of the Aadhaar-PAN linking request.

Step 2: Click on Proceed under CHALLAN NO./ITNS 280 for submission of Aadhaar-PAN linking request

Step 3: Select tax applicable

Step 4: Please make sure fee payment is done under Minor head 500 (Fee) and Major head 0021 [Income Tax (Other than Companies)] in single challan.

Step 5: Select mode of Payment from Net banking or Debit card

Step 6: Enter PAN, select Assessment year and enter the address

Step 7: Enter the Captcha code and click Proceed tab

Once the payment is done, taxpayers are recommended to try raising a PAN-Aadhaar linkage request after 4-5 days as payments made at NSDL (now Protean) take a few days to appear on the e-Filing site.

Things to note when submitting penalty

  • On the confirmation screen, your name will be presented as it appears in the Income Tax Department database.
  • Challan No./ITNS 280 with Major head code 0021 (Income Tax (Other than Companies)) and Minor head code 500 (Other Receipts) must be used to pay the cost of Rs. 500 for late linking of PAN and Aadhaar as announced vide Notification No. On March 29, 2022, Notification No. 17/2022/F. No. 370142/14/2022-TPL was issued.
  • Under no circumstances can the fee paid u/s 234H for late PAN-AADHAAR linkage be refunded.

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