Article discusses how to update profile on E-filing Website, Details which are required to be updated to update profile on E-filing Website, How to Link PAN with Aadhaar, Steps to be followed to link Aadhaar with PAN Post Login to the e-Filing Portal, Steps to be followed to link Aadhaar with PAN Pre-Login to the e-Filing Portal, Consequences of not linking of Aadhaar with PAN and Is it mandatory for Non Resident Individuals (NRIs) to link Aadhaar with PAN?

A. Updating profile on E-filing Website:

The Income Tax Department has asked taxpayers to update their profiles on its e-filing portal i.e https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/. The official notification date is 22nd September 2017. Text of the same found on e filing website is as follows :-

New Registration process to facilitate effective communication between the taxpayer and department is enabled. The existing e-Filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-Filing account. Users who have registered already and not activated has to register again.

Details which are required to be updated to update profile on E-filing Website

  • New Registration process to facilitate effective communication between the taxpayer and department is enabled.
  • The existing e-Filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-Filing account.
  • Users who have registered already and not activated has to register again.
  • Now you need to provide your own email address and your own mobile number.
  • One Mobile Number & One Email Address can be used or attached with Maximum 3 Tax Profiles as against the earlier limit of 10 Tax Profiles
  • The Taxpayer is also required to declare whose email & mobile number he/she is providing e.g. Mobile Number & Email
  • Address of his/her – Self/ Spouse/ Parent/Sibling/ Chartered Accountant;
  • The Taxpayer has to link his/her Bank Account Number

These details to be verified by taxpayer through One Time Password (OTP) sent over the email and SMS over the phone.

B. Linking of PAN with Aadhaar

As we all are aware that CBDT has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar to December 31, 2019. Earlier this deadline was September 30, 2019.

Now in addition to above, CBDT has again further extend the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020 vide notification number 107/2019 dated 30th December, 2019.

This extension come as a relief for those individuals who still have not linked their PAN with their Aadhaar.

Linking Aadhaar with PAN is Mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns. On Linking the Aadhaar with PAN, the Taxpayers can also generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify their Income Tax Returns and Forms. E-Filing portal facilitates the taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with PAN by following the below steps:

i. Steps to be followed to link Aadhaar with PAN Post Login to the e-Filing Portal

Step Number Step Description
Step 1 Go to the Income Tax e-Filing portal, www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 2 Login to e-Filing portal by entering user ID (PAN), Password, Captcha code and click ‘Login’.
Step 3 Navigate to ‘Profile Settings’ menu and click ‘Link Aadhaar’.
Step 4 Details such as ‘Name’, ‘Date of Birth’ and ‘Gender’ will be auto-filled as per the PAN. Enter the Aadhaar Number and Name as per Aadhaar.
Step 5 Click on checkbox ‘I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card’ if applicable
Step 6 Click on checkbox ‘I Agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI’
Step 7 Click ‘Link Aadhaar’ button to complete the process

Note – To view the status of linking Aadhaar with PAN, Login to the e-Filing portal and go to ‘Profile Settings’ and then Choose ‘Link Aadhaar’.

ii. Steps to be followed to link Aadhaar with PAN Pre-Login to the e-Filing Portal

Step Number Step Description
Step 1 Go to the Income Tax e-Filing portal, www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 2 Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ hyperlink available under the ‘Quick Links’ of the homepage.
Step 3 Enter the ‘PAN’, ‘Aadhaar Number’, ‘Name as per Aadhaar
Step 4 Click on checkbox ‘I have only year of birth in Aadhaar card’ if applicable
Step 5 Click on the checkbox ‘I Agree to validate my Aadhaar details with UIDAI’
Step 6 Enter the Captcha Code.
Step 7 Click ‘Link Aadhaar’ button to complete the process.

 Note:  To view the status of linking Aadhaar with PAN, Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ hyperlink available under the ‘Quick Links’ and click on ‘Click Here to view the status if you have already submitted Link Aadhaar request’ hyperlink.

iii. Consequences of not linking of Aadhaar with PAN

As per Section 139AA, the individuals who are not taking this extension seriously and will not link their Aadhaar with PAN till 31st March, 2020, their permanent account number which are allotted to them shall be made inoperative after 31st March, 2020 and it cannot be used to enter the financial transactions where quoting of PAN is mandatory.

iv. Is it mandatory for Non Resident Individuals (NRIs) to link Aadhaar with PAN??

As per the Section 139AA of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017, it is mandatory to quote Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrolment ID, in order to file income tax returns, and for submitting an application for Permanent Account Number

But this section is applicable for those person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

According to Aadhaar Act, 2016 only a resident who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 days or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment is eligible for Aadhaar.

Therefore, the Section 139AA of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 shall not apply to those individuals who are Non Residents Individuals (NRIs) since they are residing in India for less than 182 days.

Hence to conclude at the end it is not mandatory for Non Resident Individuals (NRIs) to link Aadhaar with PAN and therefore the above mentioned consequences will also be not applicable to them.

(Republished with Amendments)

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10 Comments

  1. Yogesh says:

    Is the loan granted by :
    1) Banks
    2) Financial Institution
    3) Private Institution

    during the previous year towards the fulfillment of objects of the public charitable trust be treated as Income of the trust.

  2. sandeep says:

    department should have given the option to keep the mail id with Particular ID,s now stuck do not know where and who’s mail Id to be challenged

  3. paramjit singh jaswal says:

    this is total wastage of time, ur own email id and phone no. not working when u update ur own profile. message is there that ur phone and mail id already used in three contacts.

  4. Sanjeev pachkhede says:

    सही कहा है।जो जानकारी मांगी जा रही है, वह AY2018-19का। return भरते समय ली जा सकती है इसके लिए एक परिशिष्ट return के साथ ही जोडा जा सकता है।इस दौरान लोग अपनी जानकारी तैयार कर सकते है।

  5. S.Muthu Vijayan says:

    Without giving proper time the department does this with immediate effect. It gives lot of problem. For example I could not update my own profile with my own telephone no and email id, since I have used these for more than 3. Atleast the department should have listed who are all the others and a facility to delete some and retain the three. Now I am blindfolded and I could not update my own number and email id.

    1. Y R Desai says:

      Please note the rational and intelligence that information of you linking your mobile Number and e-mail ID for more than three e-filing account is disclosed only after you fill all the fields in profile updation form and you attempt e-verification. The same could have been provided only one select first field of mobile number and field of email ID.

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