It is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar, according to the public message issued a fortnight before the deadline ends.
The deadline to link the permanent account number (PAN) with Aadhaar was extended till December 31 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) through an order issued in September this year. Earlier, the deadline for this linkage was September 30.
In case you would like to check if you have linked your PAN with Aadhaar or what the status of your linkage is, one can click here and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’, the first option under ‘Quick Links’ on the left bar.
PAN and Aadhaar can also be linked by SMS. Send an SMS to 567678 or 56161 from your registered mobile number in the following format: UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>.