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PAN Card Download - How To Download PAN Card online?

Updated on: Jun 19th, 2023


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The income tax department issues the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a unique 10-digit alphanumeric number. A PAN card is compulsory for all taxpayers. Apart from receiving a PAN card to your registered address, you can now download the e-PAN online.

What Is e-PAN Card?

The e-PAN card is the digital form of your physical PAN card. An e-PAN card is a virtual PAN card that can be used for e-verification. Your e-PAN will contain all your PAN details and can be stored on your computer or smartphone. 

Indian citizens and NRIs (including companies, NGOs, partnership firms, local bodies, trusts, and so on) must complete Form 49A to obtain a new PAN. Form 49AA is required for foreigners and foreign entities. These forms should be submitted to the Income Tax PAN Services Unit and all required PAN documents.

You can apply for an e-PAN via the NSDL or UTIITSL portal. You can also apply and download an instant e-PAN using your Aadhaar card. The following details of the cardholder are mentioned in the e-PAN card:

  • Permanent Account Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • Signature 
  • QR code

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for e-PAN

  • You must be an Indian citizen.
  • You must be an individual taxpayer.
  • You must have an Aadhaar card.
  • Your Aadhaar card details must be up to date.
  • Your mobile number should be linked to your Aadhaar card.

How to Download PAN Card?

Let us understand the step-by-step procedure for downloading e-PAN through NSDL, UTIITSL and the income tax e-filing portal.

1. How To Download PAN Card via NSDL?

The facility to download e-PAN through the NSDL portal is available for applicants who have applied through the NSDL website. Any new PAN application or application for changes can be downloaded free of cost if used before 30 days of confirmation from the income tax department. Otherwise, extra charges are payable.

Step 1: Go to the official website of the NSDL portal.

Step 2: Under ‘Quick Links’, select ‘PAN-New facilities’.

Step 3: Select from the dropdown ‘Download e-PAN/e-PAN XML (PANs allotted in last 30 days)’ or ‘Download e-PAN/e-PAN XML (PANs allotted prior to 30 days)’, as applicable. You will be redirected to a new page.

Step 4: On the next page, you can choose ‘Acknowledgement Number’ or ‘PAN’ option. When you choose the ‘PAN’ option, enter your PAN number, Aadhaar number, date of birth/incorporation and GSTN (if applicable), and captcha code and click the ‘Submit’ button.

When you choose the ‘Acknowledgement Number’ option, enter the Acknowledgement number, date of birth/incorporation, captcha code and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 5: Choose any one option, tick the declaration and click the ‘Generate OTP’ button.

Step 6:  Now, enter the OTP and click on ‘Validate’ button.

Step 7: Click the ‘Download PDF’ button. If your free download of e-PAN is exhausted, you will receive a message on the screen. Click on the ‘Continue with paid e-PAN download facility’. Select the payment option, pay the fee and click the ‘Download PDF’ button. 

Your e-PAN card will be downlaoded in the pdf format. It is secured with a password, i.e. your birth date.

2. How To Download PAN Card via UTIITSL?

The facility to download e-PAN through the UTIITSL portal is available for applicants who have applied through the UTIITSL portal. Any new PAN application or application for changes can be downloaded free of cost if applied before 30 days of confirmation from the income tax department. Otherwise, extra charges are payable.

Step 1: Go to the official UTIITSL portal.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on ‘Click to Download’ option under the ‘Download e-PAN’ tab.

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page. Enter the PAN number, date of birth, GSTIN number if required and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 4: A link will be delivered to your registered mobile number or email ID.

Step 5: Click on the link, and you can download the e-PAN Card using the OTP. 

3. How To Download PAN Card via Income Tax e-Filing Website?

The facility to download e-PAN through the Income Tax e-filing website is available for applicants who have applied for instant e-PAN card from Aadhaar number on the e-filing website. 

Step 1: Visit the official income tax e-filing website. 

Step 2: Under the ‘Check Status/ Download PAN’ tab click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 2: Enter ‘Aadhaar Number’ and click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 3: Enter the ‘Aadhaar OTP’ send to your Aadhaar registered mobile number and click the ‘Continue’.

Step 4: The status of your e-PAN will be displayed. When the new e-PAN has been allotted, click the ‘Download e-PAN’ to download the e-PAN copy. 

PAN Card Customer Care Number

In case you have any queries or doubts, you can reach out to a PAN Card customer care executive who shall resolve your question.

Refer to the following table for the important customer care numbers you need to know:

INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT1800-103-0025, 1800-419-0025, +91-80-46122000, +91-80-61464700
UTIITSL+91-33-40802999, 033-40802999
PAN CARDProtean eGov Technologies Limited Tollfree number- 020-27218081

PAN Card Email ID

How To Apply For Lost PAN Card?

It’s very easy and straightforward to get a duplicate PAN card. The application can be filed to the official website, i.e. TIN-NSDL or if in paper form, it has to be addressed to the PAN services unit of NSDL. Online application of duplicate cards saves a lot of time and cost.

Visit here to know how to apply for a duplicate PAN card

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will an e-PAN be considered valid proof of PAN?

Yes, an e-PAN will be considered valid proof for a PAN card as all the details mentioned on a PAN card are displayed on an e-PAN

2. What to do when I do not receive an OTP?

You can try reloading the page to submit your relevant details again to receive another OTP. In case you still fail to get the OTP, you can reach out to UIDAI.

3. Should I submit a scanned copy of my photograph and signature for completing the e-KYC process?

No, you need not submit a scanned copy of your photograph and signature for completing e-KYC.

4. Is it mandatory to complete in-person verification (IPV)?

No, the e-KYC process is Aadhaar-based; hence IPV is not needed. The entire process is online. You need not visit any centre.

5. Can I apply for a PAN if my Aadhaar Card is inactive?

No, your Aadhaar card has to be active for applying for a PAN.

6. Do I need to pay any fee to apply for e-PAN?

No. It is entirely free.

7. How to know if my e-PAN generation request has been submitted successfully?

A success message along with an Acknowledgement ID will be displayed. Please keep a note of this Acknowledgement ID for future references. You will also receive a copy of your Acknowledgement ID on your registered mobile number with Aadhaar.

8. Should I submit a physical copy of my KYC application or Aadhaar card as proof?

No. This is an online process. No paperwork is required.

9. When is the last date to link Aadhaar with PAN?

The Central Board of Direct Taxes extended the deadline for those who have not yet linked their PAN Card with Aadhaar to March 31, 2023, providing some relief to those who have not yet done so. However, connecting the two after March 31, 2022, will result in a penalty of up to Rs 1,000.

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7. How to Link Aadhar Number With PAN Card Online Before Deadline?
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