PAN or Permanent Account Number is a unique identifier comprised of 10 alphanumeric characters (both letters and numbers) that is issued by tax authorities and utilized to track taxable activities of individuals as well as organisations. PAN is not a proof of citizenship hence a valid PAN in India can be held by foreign nationals as well as foreign companies who are liable to be taxed. The current system of assigning PAN is as per Section 139 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Know your PAN number by Name and DOB
PAN Cardholders now are provided with the new technique to know their PAN number just by entering Name and DOB. For knowing your PAN number by Name and DOB you need to follow the below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of Income Tax E-Filing at https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
Step 2: Click on “Know Your PAN” under section “Quick Links” displayed on the left side of the screen.
Step 3: After that enter all the details including name, date of birth and mobile number.
Step 4: You will receive OTP on your registered mobile number linked with PAN.
Step 5: Enter the OTP and click on “Validate” to process further.
Step 6: Now enter your Father’s name and click on “Submit” button.
Step 7: Your PAN number will be appeared on the screen with additional details of jurisdiction, status remarks and others.
Note: The “Know your PAN” service has recently been discontinued by the Income Tax Department website. The earlier system has been replaced by the “Verify your PAN Details” service. Details of this new service for PAN offered by the Income Tax e-filing website are as follows:
Verify Your PAN Details by Number, Name and Date of Birth/Incorporation
Step1. Go the Income Tax e-filing website and click on the “Verify your PAN Details” link on the left hand side of the home page.
Step2. On the subsequent page, enter key details of the PAN to be checked such as – Permanent Account Number, Name of PAN holder, date of birth/incorporation and select status (Individual/HUF/AOP/BOI/Trust, etc.) from the available options. Enter Captcha code and click on submit.
Step3. If the PAN details provided you are valid, you will receive the following page:
Alternately, if the PAN details provided are incorrect, you will see the following message:
This facility is helpful in verifying the PAN details which may be required for various official purposes.
Know your PAN Card details from Income Tax Website
If any of the individual wants to know their PAN card details through Income Tax Website, they need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on “Register Yourself”.
Step 2: Select your user type as applicable and click on “Continue”.
Step 3: Provide your basic details.
Step 4: Fill up the Registration Form and click on “Submit”.
Step 5: An activation link will be sent to the email address provided by you. Click on this link to activate your account.
Step 6: Log in to your account on the e-Filing website.
Step 7: Select “Profile Settings”
Step 8: Select “My Account”.
The following details will be displayed under “PAN details”:
- PAN number
- Name of Assessee
- Date of Birth
- Address of Assessee
- You can also view your address and contact details in separate tabs.
How to Check your PAN Card Status?
For the new PAN card users, who want to the status of their PAN card application can simply track their application online following simple steps. Below mentioned is the simple process to know your PAN card status:
Step 1: Visit the official websites of UTIITSL/TIN-NSDL.
Step 2: Next step is to go to the PAN section on the website. You can track the status of PAN application on this page.
Step 3: The applicant will need to choose the type of application that they are filling in.
Step 4: Next, they will need to provide a few details along with their 15-digit/9-digit acknowledgement number or PAN Number.
Step 5: Enter the Image Code (Captcha Code).
Step 6: After filling in these information, they will be directed to a page that will provide them with the current status of their PAN application.