Link Aadhaar with PAN through SMS
The income tax department has started a new SMS-based service for taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN.
Both Aadhaar and PAN of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
Earlier, the income tax department had introduced a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN).
It is because government has made it compulsory for taxpayers to include Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of Income-Tax returns (ITR).
Also, from 1 July 2017, Aadhaar has been made compulsory for applying for PAN.