There are 3 options via which PAN details can be verified online.
- Option I: Verification of a single PAN card at a time.
- Option II: Bulk PAN Verification (for external agencies).
- Option III: Bulk PAN Verification based on ‘user paying’ model.
Bulk PAN Verification Service for External Agencies
External agencies, both government and non-government, can choose to register as a PAN Verification agency and verify a number of PAN details at once. Agencies like DGFT, CBEC, FIU, Banks, UTIISL, NSDL, MCA fall under this category. The process of PAN verification in bulk is a service provided by the IncomeTaxIndiaEFiling, a government website.
Steps to Know How to Verify PAN in Bulk
Follow the steps mentioned below to know how to verify pan card in bulk:
Step 1: Agencies have to register for Bulk PAN Verification at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 2: Once you register, you can go to Bulk PAN Query page and click on option to Upload Query.
Step 3: The query has to be uploaded in XML format (recommended) and then click submit.
Step 4: On successful submission of query a token number is generated.
Step 5: This token number can be used to view the details of PAN uploaded through this system.
Steps for Bulk PAN Verification User Registration
Follow the steps mentioned below to register user for bulk pan card verification:
Step 1:Go to the Tax E-filing website of the Indian government and select 'Register Yourself' at the homepage.
Step 2:Click on 'Bulk PAN Verification User' to select your user type.
Step 3:Provide PAN/TAN details of the Agency (if applicable), Password details, PAN of the person who will act as the principal contact, communication details of the Organization and the principal contact, Digital Signature Certificate.
Step 4:Click on 'Submit' button.
Step 5:The user also has to provide an authorization letter from the Agency’s Head. The PAN verification request is then evaluated and approved once all documents are received.
Step 6:A mail gets sent to the email ID registered with the website during this process, with the activation link and User ID details. Clicking on the Activation link finally activates the e-Filing account.
Step 7:The user can now login with new User ID and the Password they registered to complete the process.
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What are the different modes of bulk PAN verification?
You can do bulk verification of PAN in three different ways which are:
File and Screen-based Verification: You can verify up to 1000 unique PAN simultaneously with this option. The list of PAN should be uploaded in a pre-defined file format. The verification takes 24 hours to be complete. Once verified, the results will be available for download for up to 15 days.
API (Software) based PAN Verification: The interface which is software-based allows online verification through accessing the website for online bulk PAN verification.
Screen-based Verification: Up to 5 PAN can be verified simultaneously using this mode. The results are instantly displayed on the screen.
What are the common user responses to a bulk PAN verification request?
The messages displayed in different PAN verification scenarios are as given below:
Deleted/Deactivated PAN: “Deleted” or “Deactivated”
Fake PAN: “Marked as Fake”
- Name of holder
- Status of PAN
- Name printed on PAN
- Latest date of PAN update
Valid PAN with events such as acquisition, merger, etc.:
- Name printed on PAN
- Latest date of PAN update
- Current PAN status with event
- PAN holder name
PAN not available on database: “Not present in ITD database”.
What are the charges for availing bulk PAN verification services?
Charges for bulk verification of PAN are as given below:
The annual registration charges (which includes GST at 18%) for bulk verification of PAN services are as given below:
File and Screen-based Verification: Rs.14,160
API (Software) based PAN Verification: Rs.14,160
Screen-based Verification: Rs.14,160
PAN Verification in Bulk Based on User-Paying Model:
This option allows PAN Verification online by approved Government/non-Government agencies based on a ‘User pays’ model. This service is chargeable on an annual basis. PAN verification using this facility can be File based or Screen based verification, and Software (API based, server to server) based verification, whichever format the user chooses.
Registration charge for this facility is Rs.12,000 p.a. plus GST (Goods and Services Tax) at 18%. This facility has to be renewed yearly as a registration is valid only for a year. Renewal charges are same as initial registration charges.
Under this service, an agency get a set number of free PAN verification each day. Any verification requests exceeding the limit has to be paid for individually using the account created with the service provider. Any agency availing the API Based or the File and Screen Based verification facility should maintain enough deposit against its user ID to verify PAN numbers exceeding the free limit of PAN verification. GST will be charged at 18% on all these charges.
Charges for bulk PAN verification beyond the limit for free verification (free verification limit is 750 PAN) are as given below:
|No. of PAN in File||Slab 1 (@Re 0.30)||Slab 2 (@Re 0.25)||Slab 3(@Re 0.15)||Slab 4(@Re 0.05)|
|1-200||Rs. 60||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||Rs. 10|
|201-400||Rs. 120||Rs. 100||Rs. 60||Rs. 20|
|401-600||Rs. 180||Rs. 150||Rs. 90||Rs. 30|
|601-800||Rs. 240||Rs. 200||Rs. 120||Rs. 40|
|801-1000||Rs. 300||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||Rs. 50|
Charges for API or File-based verification are as given below:
|Slab (PANs verified during a FY)||Rate (Re.)||Maximum Daily Free Limit|
|Not exceeding 7.5 lakh PAN||Re. 0.30||750|
|More than 7.5 lakh up to 15 lakh PAN||Re. 0.25||1,000|
|More than 15 lakh up to 30 lakh PAN||Re. 0.15||1,500|
|Over 30 lakh PAN||Re. 0.05||2,500|
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