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The Finance Minister introduced a new facility in Budget 2020 where individuals can get instant Permanent Account Number (PAN) through their Aadhaar without submitting a detailed application form. The facility was introduced to ease the process of allotment of PAN to individuals.

  1. Instant PAN Allotment Through Aadhaar
  2. Requirements of Instant PAN Facility
  3. How to Apply for Instant PAN Through Aadhaar
  4. How to Check Status/Download Instant PAN

1. Instant PAN Allotment Through Aadhaar

The new provision facilitates the allotment of instant PAN to individuals who already possess a valid Aadhaar card. Also, applicants will not be required to submit a detailed application form as in other cases. The instant PAN will be issued in PDF format with no additional charges.

Applicants are required to enter his/her Aadhaar number and validate the application with the OTP generated on their registered mobile number. A 15-digit acknowledgement number will be generated once the validation process is complete.

Applicants can check the status of their application by entering their Aadhaar number. If the PAN is already issued, the applicant can download the PAN in PDF format. Also, a copy of the PAN will be sent to the applicant’s registered email id.

2. Requirements of Instant PAN Facility

The following are the core requisites to get instant PAN through Aadhar-based e-KYC:

a. The applicant must possess a valid Aadhaar number which has never been linked to another PAN before.

b. The applicant’s Aadhar must be linked to the registered mobile number.

c. Since the instant PAN through Aadhaar facility offers a paperless process, applicants need not submit or upload any KYC documents.

d. The applicant must not possess more than one PAN. Applicants who possess more than one valid PAN will be penalised under the provisions of Section 272B(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

3. How to Apply for Instant PAN Through Aadhaar

Step 1: Visit the official e-filing home page of the IT department (https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home).

Income Tax Department Website

Step 2: Click on the ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ option under the ‘Quick Links’ section of the homepage to redirect you to the instant PAN allotment webpage.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Get New PAN’ button to redirect you to the instant PAN request webpage.

Aadhaar based PAN
Step 4: Enter your Aadhar number for PAN allotment along with the captcha code. Cross-check the core requisites mentioned before confirming your request. Click on the ‘Generate Aadhar OTP’ to receive the OTP on your registered mobile number.

Instant aadhaar with PAN
Step 5: Enter the Aadhaar OTP received on your registered mobile number and click on the ‘Validate Aadhaar OTP and Continue’ button once you have agreed to validate your Aadhaar details with UIDAI.

Instant aadhaar with PAN
Step 6: You will be redirected to the PAN request submission page where you will be required to validate your Aadhaar details and accept the terms and conditions. Click on the ‘Submit PAN Request’ button.

Instant aadhaar with PAN
Step 7: You will be given an acknowledgement number once you have submitted your Aadhar details for validation. You can view the PAN allotment status by entering your Aadhaar number.

Instant PAN through aadhaar

4. How to Check Status/Download Instant PAN

Step 1: Visit the official e-filing home page of the IT department (https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home).

Instant PAN with aadhaar
Step 2: Click on the ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ option under the ‘Quick Links’ section on the homepage to redirect you to the instant PAN allotment webpage.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Check Status/Download PAN’ button so you will be redirected to the request submission webpage.

Instant PAN with aadhaar
Step 4: Enter your valid Aadhar number and captcha code. Click on the ‘Submit’ icon once you are done.

Instant PAN with aadhaar

Step 5: Validate your request by entering the OTP received on your registered mobile number within the specified time limit. Click on the ‘Submit’ button to proceed to the next page.

Instant PAN with aadhaar
Step 6: You will be redirected to a new page where you can check the status of your PAN allotment request.
Step 7: In case the PAN allotment was successful, a PDF link will be generated within 10 minutes to download your PAN file.

Instant PAN with Aadhaar
Note: The PDF file containing your PAN is password protected. Use your date of birth in the format ‘DDMMYYYY’ as the password to open the PDF file.

A sample PAN PDF file would look like this:
Sample PAN with aadhaar

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