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How to link Aadhaar with income tax returns?
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How to link Aadhaar with income tax returns?

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NEW DELHI: While filing ITR, one needs to mention his/her Aadhaar number as per the income tax law. Therefore, it is mandatory for all the taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with PAN (Permanent Account Number) while filing Income Tax Returns. If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, you will not be able to file your ITR.
The linking process of Aadhaar card with ITR can be done by visiting the official website of the Income Tax Department of India. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
Visit the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department of India.
Login to the site with your username and password.
From the homepage, choose the option ' Profile Settings'.
Further, you need to select the option ' Link Aadhaar'.
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on the option ' Link Now'.
Now, match the details of your Aadhaar with the PAN data.
After this, choose any one from the options given below to verify your Income Tax Return:
  • If you have an EVC (Electronic Verification Code) and want to submit it
  • If you do not have EVC and would like to generate it
  • If you want to generate Aadhaar OTP for ITR verification
  • If you want to e-verify later or want to send ITR-V

You are required to select the third option in order to generate an OTP.
This OTP would be sent to your registered mobile number to e-verify the uploaded return.
Once the Aadhaar is successfully linked with ITR (Income Tax Returns), you can download the acknowledgment receipt.
Here are some of the most common questions asked about Aadhaar linking to ITR:
  1. Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar to ITR?
    With effect from April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number while filing ITR.
  2. Can we file ITR without Aadhaar?
    No, as per the income tax law, you cannot file ITR without quoting Aadhaar number.
  3. What is the full form of ITR?
    Income Tax Return
  4. Who has to file an ITR?
    Anybody who is less than 60 years of age and has an annual income more than Rs2.5 lakh has to file an income tax return.
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