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In brief, PAN is a unique ten-digit identification number allotted to every person who has applied for it, and it was introduced to track financial transactions taxable in nature. PAN card serves as identity proof and also assists in monitoring tax evasion.
Individuals and institutions such as banks, companies and other business entities can verify the PAN details of an individual with the income tax department. Not only does this help in the verification of the PAN details but also in finding out if the PAN card is a forged one.
The PAN verification service available on the IT department’s official e-filing portal can be utilised by individuals to verify the PAN card’s authenticity. It would help if you remembered your PAN to use this facility. Here is how you can use the facility.
Step 1. Visit here
Step 2. Enter your PAN
Step 3. Enter your full name as per PAN application
Step 4. Enter your DOB
Step 5. Choose the status, i.e., whether individual, Hindu undivided family, the association of persons, body of individuals, company, government, artificial juridical person, local authority, and firm or trust
Step 6.Enter captcha code
The below screen is displayed on success:
In case the PAN quoted is wrong, the below screen would appear: