Lost your PAN card? Here’s how you can download instant e-PAN

Here’s how you can find PAN Card Number Online

Lost your PAN card? Here’s how you can download instant e-PAN

A Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is considered one of the most important financial documents for the citizens of India as it helps a person with filing their income tax return. The PAN card not only facilitates KYC but helps with many day-to-day services, such as opening a bank account, obtaining a debit or credit card, carrying out huge money-related transactions.

It is a 10-character alphanumeric identification number assigned to all tax-payers in India. But what happens if you end up misplacing or losing it?

PAN card holders can download an instant e-PAN or digital version of their PAN card using the online facility of the income tax department. The entire procedure is user-friendly and it just uses your Aadhaar number and hardly takes 10 minutes.

Steps to download instant e-PAN

Step 1: Visit the official website of Income Tax e-filing https://www.incometax.gov.in.

Step 2: Under the section “Our Services”, search for the option ‘Instant e-PAN’.

Step 3: If you have downloaded e-PAN earlier, click on the ‘Check Status/Download e-PAN’ option, but you need to click on the ‘Get new e-Pan’ option if you haven’t downloaded e-PAN in the past.

Step 4: You must choose as per your requirement from the given options and then click on continue.

Step 5: Now, the page will open asking you to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number. So, enter your Aadhaar number in the input field.

Step 6: As soon as you enter your Aadhaar number, the page will display a declaration, you need to click on continue.

Step 7: Next, an OTP will be sent to your registered or Aadhar-linked mobile number.

Step 8: Then, enter the OTP you have received on your mobile in the given field.

Step 9: The page will now display all your details. After checking all the information carefully, enter your email address in the specified field.

Step 10: You will soon receive your e-PAN in your email inbox. You can also get your e-PAN printed.

Point to note: If you have your PAN number, you can also download your e-PAN from the websites of UTIITSL or TIN-NSDL, depending upon where your original PAN card was generated.

The digital version of the PAN card or e-PAN is equally valid and can be used in the place of the original PAN card.

source:indiatoday


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