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In brief, PAN is a unique 10 digit identification number allotted to every person who has applied for it and it is introduced to track financial transactions taxable in nature. PAN card along with serving as identity proof also assists in checking on tax evasion.
But what if you, being a PAN holder, have lost your PAN card/ do not have it with you. Do not panic. Income tax department has provided an alternative for you to verify your PAN with the help of certain personal details provided by you while applying for PAN. You need to remember your PAN to use this facility. Here is how you 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 Un-divided family, Association of persons, Body of Individuals, Company, Government, Artificial Juridical Person, Local Authority, Firm or Trust
Step 6.Enter captcha code
The below screen is displayed on success: