It was reported that taxpayers were finding it difficult to link PAN with Aadhaar as their names did not match in both systems (Eg. Names with initials in one and expanded initials in another). Responding to such grievances, the Dept has come out with a simple solution now.
Link PAN With Aadhaar: Just go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane -> Link Aadhaar. Provide PAN, Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.
In the case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided by you when compared to the actual data in Aadhaar, One Time Password (Aadhaar OTP) will be sent to the mobile registered with Aadhaar which has to be provided. Please ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly same. There is no need to login or be registered on E-filing website. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
In a rare case where Aadhaar name is completely different from name in PAN, then the linking will fail an the taxpayer will be prompted to change the name in either Aadhaar or in PAN database.
To update PAN details contact NSDL https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html or To update your Aadhaar card details please contact UIDAI at https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update
This facility is also available after login. Go to Profile settings and choose Aadhaar linking. The details as per PAN are pre-populated. Enter Aadhaar no. and Enter Name Exactly As Given In Aadhaar Card (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit.
Use the simplified process to Link PAN With Aadhaar. This will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using Aadhaar OTP.