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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.
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 download an instant PAN using your Aadhaar card. The following details of the cardholder are mentioned in the e-PAN card:
Let us understand the step-by-step procedure for downloading e-PAN through NSDL, UTIITSL and the income tax e-filing portal.
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.
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.
The citizen must be 18 years of age or above and must have an Aadhaar number to access this service. If you have not previously been allotted a PAN, you can avail of this service. To quickly apply for a PAN, you can visit the income tax e-filing portal and follow the instructions below:
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 DEPARTMENT||0124-2438000, 18001801961|
|UTIITSL||022-67931300, +91(33) 40802999, Mumbai Fax: (022) 67931399|
|NSDL||020-27218080, (022) 2499 4200|
|PAN CARD||1. Income Tax Tollfree Number- 18001801961|
2. Protean eGov Technologies Limited Tollfree number- 1800 222 990
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
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
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.
No, you need not submit a scanned copy of your photograph and signature for completing e-KYC.
No, the e-KYC process is Aadhaar-based; hence IPV is not needed. The entire process is online. You need not visit any centre.
No, your Aadhaar card has to be active for applying for a PAN.
No. It is entirely free.
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.
No. This is an online process. No paperwork is required.
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.