Get PAN instantly in 10 minutes free of cost. Here is how you can apply

Get PAN instantly in 10 minutes free of cost. Here is how you can apply

New Delhi: PAN card is one of the most important documents in the country. PAN is a ten-digit unique alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department and there is no fee or charge required for getting instant PAN Card. The instant PAN allotment through Aadhaar facility allows people to apply for instant PAN using Aadhaar-based e-KYC.

The facility is available for all those Permanent Account Number (PAN) applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered in the UIDAI database.

PAN is issued in PDF format to applicants, which is free of cost.  The applicant is required to type in their valid Aadhaar number and submit the OTP generated on the registered mobile number. Once the process is complete, a 15-digit acknowledgment number is generated.

Once the request is submitted, the applicant can check the status of the request at any time by providing her/his valid Aadhaar number and on successful allotment can download the PAN. The applicant will also receive a copy of the PAN in the e-mail id registered with the Aadhaar database.

Prerequisites for applying for instant PAN card:

  • The applicant should have a valid Aadhaar that is not linked to any other PAN.
  • The applicant should have his mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  • This is a paperless process and applicants are not required to submit or upload any documents.
  • The applicant should not have another PAN. (Possession of more than one PAN will result in a penalty of Rs 10,000)

How to apply for instant PAN?

  • Visit the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department
  • Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
  • Click the link- ‘Get New PAN’.
  • Fill in your Aadhaar in the space provided, enter the captcha and confirm.
  • You will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar mobile number
  • Submit this OTP in the text box on the webpage.

After submission, an acknowledgement number will be generated. Keep this acknowledgement number for future reference. On successful completion, a message will be sent to the applicant’s registered mobile number and e-mail id (if registered in UIDAI & authenticated by OTP). This message specifies the acknowledgement number.

How to check PAN card status?

  • Go to the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department. (Url: https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’ and click the link- ‘Check Status of PAN’.
  • Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  • Check the status of the application- whether PAN is allotted or not.

How to download PAN?

  • To download PAN, please go to the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department.
  • Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
  • Click the link- ‘Check Status of PAN’.
  • Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  • Check the status of application- whether PAN is allotted or not.
  • If PAN is allotted, click on the download link to get a copy of the e-PAN pdf.

Remember that the e-PAN download facility is available only for the users who have applied for fresh PAN or applied for latest change/correction update with UTIITSL, and, those who have earlier registered a valid and active mobile number OR email with their PAN record with Income Tax department.

 

Source:-timesnownews

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