Permanent Account Number (PAN) is unique ten digit alphanumeric combination issued to all juristic entities identifiable under the Indian Income Tax Act. It is issued by the Indian Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) and is almost equivalent to a national identification number. It also serves as an important ID proof.
The primary purpose of PAN was to bring a universal identification key factor for all financial transactions. PAN enables the department to link all transactions of the "person" with the department.
Don’t have a PAN Card yet? You can get your PAN Card by applying online in 3 simple and quick steps. However, it should be noted that you can apply for New Pan Card when you have never applied for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) or do not have a PAN allotted to him/her.
There are situations when you have to change your personal information in identification cards, IDs and records. This may occur in several instances. You have to apply for a change or correction in PAN data.
PAN Card Lost? Losing or having misplaced one’s PAN card is no reason to panic. A duplicate PAN Card can easily be issued. In this scenario where you have lost your PAN Card or your PAN Card is damaged, you can apply for Duplicate PAN card. It must be noted that the Duplicate PAN card will not change your PAN number. The PAN allotted to any individual remains same throughout the lifetime. Also, if you have the photocopy or image of your Lost or damaged PAN card, it should be attached with the application.
Process is same for New PAN card, Duplicate PAN card, Corrections in PAN details.
- STEP 1: Fill your PAN application form Online
- STEP 2: Make payment online.
- STEP 3: Print your application form.
- STEP 4: Paste 2 photo, sign, attach documents and send the docs by post/courier. We also offer pickup services of all your documents.
The PAN card services are getting very advanced and user handy every day. If you want to check your PAN card Status / number it is very simple, all you need is first name, middle name, surname and date of birth and Father’s First, middle, surname to check your PAN card status and number.
You can track the Status of PAN Card, that you applied for. Though, it should be noted that to track the PAN Card Status, you should enter the acknowledgment number or Coupon number (provided during the registration). For complete details, read our post on checking PAN Card Status.
A basic PAN Card application costs Rs. 93 +14.5% Service Tax i.e. Rs. 106.