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Linking Aadhaar with Income Tax Returns

As per the section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, submission of aadhar number is mandatory for PAN card application and filing income tax returns. It came in effect from July 1, 2017.

Steps of Linking Aadhaar with ITR:

  1. Go to income tax e-filing website
  2. Under quick links section, choose ‘link to aadhar’ option.
  3. Enter your PAN and other details as mentioned on aadhar card
  4. Enter the security code as displayed on the screen and request for OTP.
  5. Finally click on ‘link aadhar’ for the completion of the process.

How to Check Status of Aadhar Link Request?

Follow these instructions for checking the status of aadhar linking request:

  1. On the ‘Link Aadhaar’ page, click on ‘click here’ link to check the status of link aadhar request.
  2. Enter the PAN and aadhar number.
  3. Click on ‘View Link Aadhar Status’ to check the status.


Yes, without PAN and aadhar you won’t be able to file your income tax returns.

No, they are exempted from filing income tax returns.

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