How to know Your PAN Card Details
PAN, which stands for Permanent Account Number, is a unique 10-digit identification number assigned to individuals upon application. Its purpose is to monitor taxable financial activities, and it serves as a form of identification while also assisting in the identification of tax evasion.
The income tax department allows individuals and various entities such as banks, corporations, and commercial establishments to verify an individual’s PAN information. This verification process helps ensure the authenticity of the PAN card and helps detect any instances of forgery.
To ascertain the validity of their PAN card, individuals can utilize the PAN verification service provided on the official e-filing page of the IT department. To avail of this function, it is necessary to recall your PAN.
Discover Your PAN Card Number through the Income Tax Website
To obtain information about your PAN card, you’ll need to follow a slightly more detailed process. Once you register on the Income Tax Department’s e-Filing website, you can access your PAN details, including your address.
Follow the step-by-step instructions below:
1: Visit the Income Tax Department’s e-Filing website.
2: Click on the ‘Register Yourself’ button.
3: Choose the appropriate user type and click “Continue.”
4: Fill in your basic information in the provided fields.
5: Complete the Registration Form and click the “Submit” button.
6: An OTP (One-Time Password) will be sent to the email address and phone number you provided.
7: Enter the OTP and complete the registration process.
8: Sign in to your account on the e-Filing website.
9: Click on “Profile Settings.”
10: Select “My profile.”
Discover Your PAN Number by Name and Date of Birth
PAN cardholders can now find their PAN number by simply providing their name. This means you can know your PAN by name and date of birth.
To find your PAN number using your name and date of birth, follow these steps:
Please note that there is currently no mechanism to check PAN Card data using only Name and Date of Birth. However, you can check your PAN Card details by validating your PAN and entering your name and date of birth.
To validate your PAN Card, follow these steps:
1: Go to the e-Filing main page of the Income Tax Department.
2: In the “Quick Links” section, click on “Verify your PAN Details.”
3: Enter your PAN, complete name, and date of birth.
4: Select your status, such as individual, Hindu undivided family, association of persons, body of individuals, corporation, government, artificial juridical entity, local authority, or corporation or trust.
5: Enter the “Captcha Code” for verification.
6: Click on “Submit.”
7: You will be directed to a new page stating, “Your PAN is Active, and the information matches with the PAN Database.”
Discover Your PAN Card Number via Email
You can find out the details of your PAN by sending an email. Send an email to either firstname.lastname@example.org (NSDL’s official email address) or email@example.com (UTIITSL’s official email address).
Discover Your PAN Card through the Mobile Application
You can also retrieve information about your PAN card using the Indian PAN Card mobile app. Follow these instructions:
- Install the PAN Card mobile app on your smartphone.
- Open the app and go to the bottom of the main page, then click on ‘Know your PAN details.’
- Enter the required information, including your mobile phone number.
- You will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on your phone. Enter the OTP in the provided box and click the Submit button.
- You will be able to access your PAN Card Information, including your PAN Card number.
Frequently Asked Questions about Your PAN Card
Q1. Is a PAN card without a signature valid?
Ans – A PAN card must be digitally or physically signed during the application process to be considered valid.
Q2. Is an Aadhaar card necessary to obtain a PAN card?
Ans – Currently, linking your Aadhaar to your PAN is required for filing your Income Tax Return. When applying for a PAN card, confirming your date of birth with an Aadhaar card is recommended.
Q3. Can I obtain my PAN card within three days?
Ans – After submitting the PAN Card application form, it usually takes around 15-20 working days for the card to be issued. However, it is possible to receive your PAN card in 2-3 days in certain cases.
Q4. Can I get a copy of my PAN card?
Ans – Yes, you can obtain a soft copy, known as an e-PAN card, from the NSDL website. To obtain the e-PAN card, you will need your Acknowledgement number and date of birth.
Q5. Is it mandatory to provide the date of issuance of my PAN card for verification?
Ans – The date of issuance of your PAN card is not required for verification purposes. However, it is important to know where on the card the PAN issue date is located. The issuance date can be found vertically on the bottom right of the PAN card.
Q6. Can I retrieve my PAN card details using my PAN number?
Ans – Yes, you can access all the necessary details of your PAN card by using your PAN number.