Know your PAN Card Last Updated : 01 Jun 2020

You can easily find out your PAN information online. The Income Tax Department has made PAN information available on its website. Any PAN holder can find out their PAN card number on the e-Filing website. You can also find out the address listed under your PAN number. The process is quick and easy.

Know your Pan card details from Income Tax Website

If you need to find out other details of your PAN card, you can do so through a slightly longer process. The details of your PAN including your address is available to you after you register on the Income Tax Department e-Filing website. Follow the process below:

Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department's e-Filing website

Step 2: Click on 'Register Yourself'

Step 3: Select your user type as applicable and click on "Continue".

Step 4: Provide your basic details.

Step 5: Fill up the Registration Form and click on "Submit".

Step 6: An OTP will be sent to the email address and mobile number provided by you.

Step 7: Enter the OTP and complete the registration process.

Step 8: Log in to your account on the e-Filing website.

Step 9: Select "Profile Settings"

Step 10: Select "My profile".

The following details will be displayed under "PAN details":

  • PAN number
  • Name of Assessee
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Status
  • Address of Assessee

You can also view your address and contact details in separate tabs.

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Know your PAN Number by Name and DOB

If you don’t know your PAN card number, you can find out this information on the e-filing website. You need to provide your name and date of birth.

To know your PAN details by name and date of birth, follow this process

Step 1: Log on to the e-Filing website.

Step 2: Click on "Know Your PAN".

Step 3: Provide the following details:

  • Date of Birth or Date of incorporation in DD/MM/YYYY format
  • Surname, middle name and first name.

Step 4: Enter the Captcha Code that is displayed onscreen and click on submit

*Please note that the 'Know Your PAN' section is no longer available on the e-filing website and the above steps are not valid any more.

The results that will be displayed will include the following

  • Your PAN Card number
  • Your First Name
  • Your Middle Name
  • Your Surname
  • Jurisdiction
  • Remarks. This section will state whether your card is active, inactive or in any other status.

Know Your Pan Card Issue Date

While the date of issue of the PAN card is not necessary or needed for any verification process, it is important to know where exactly the PAN issue date is on the PAN card. The PAN issue date is placed vertically on the right bottom half of the PAN card. The dates are not separated.

For example, if the date issue is 3/07/2017 - the date of issue will be placed vertically as 03072017.

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Get your Pan card within minutes using Aadhaar Verification

In an effort to boost the Digital India campaign by the Government of India, the Income Tax Department is developing a mobile application to enable assessees to pay their taxes and apply for PAN Cards online using their smartphones. Another project, using Aadhaar for e-KYC authentication will issue PAN to assessees within minutes, this move is expected to increase the reach of the tax net by making it easier for people to generate a Permanent Account Number. The pilot project will be undertaken after the Income Tax Department receives approval from the Finance Ministry.

The e-KYC facility which is based on Aadhaar will allow individuals or entities seeking to apply for a PAN to verify their details, such as, address, date of birth, etc. via biometric authentication using the individual’s thumb impression. Presently, 111 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued.

The unique identification number is being used to issue new sim cards, transfer of subsidies, opening new bank accounts, and also for biometric-based digital payments using the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. Every year 2.5 crore people apply for a PAN and there are currently 25 crore PAN card holders in India.

Do you want to know your PAN card status?

After submitting an online application form for a new PAN card, applicants can track their application online using a few easy steps. It is not only the fastest way to track one's application but it also the most popular and convenient way of doing it. Mentioned below are the steps that will help you to know the pan card status:

  • To track the status of one's PAN card application, the applicant needs to log on the official website for PAN, TIN-NSDL.
  • Next step is to go to the PAN section on the website. They can check track the status of their application on this page.
  • The applicant will need to choose the type of application that they are filling in.
  • Next, they will need to provide a few details along with their 15-digit acknowledgement number, their full name, and their date of birth.
  • After filling in these information, they will be directed to a page that will provide them with the current status of their PAN application.


  1. Is it necessary for me to give the date of issuance of my PAN Card for verification?

    The date of issue of your PAN card is not required for any of the verification process, however, you need to know where your PAN issue date is on the card. The issue date of your PAN card will be located vertically on the right bottom of the card.

  2. Can I download my PAN Card?

    Yes, you can download a soft cop, i.e. e-PAN card via the NSDL portal. Along with your Acknowledgement number and date of birth, you can visit the NSDL portal and download the card.

  3. 3. Can I get my PAN card within 3 days?

    After you submit the application form for the PAN Card, it will take around 15-20 working days for your card to be issued. However, you can always receive the PAN card in 2-3 days.

  4. 4. Do I need to have an Aadhaar card to get a PAN card?

    Currently, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar to your PAN for filing of Income Tax Return. You will have to submit proof for date of birth when you apply for a PAN card and the Aadhaar card is preferred.

  5. 5. Is a PAN card without a signature valid?

    When you apply for a PAN card, you will have to digitally sign it. The card will not be valid until it has been physically signed.

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News About Know Your Pan Card

  • Mistakes to avoid while filing income tax returns

    Most people find the entire process of filing for their income tax returns a very confusing process. This isn’t the truth though. If you plan on filing your tax returns without any help from someone who has done this before, here are mistakes that you should avoid:

    • Don’t forget to report all your income sources while filing for your returns. This includes interest earned on your savings bank account, your PPF, and your FDs among others. Even income from tax-free sources need to be declared.
    • Make sure that all your personal details are correct and that all details match those on your PAN card. This will ensure that your returns are not rejected on the grounds of there being a mismatch.
    • Make sure you fill the right form when you are filing your returns. There are 8 forms that the ITR provides. So, ensure that you are using the correct one.
    • For deductions under 80C, do not submit fake bills.
    • Do not submit false house rent allowance bills as they can be tracked by the IT department easily. All the department will have to do is go through your bank account. It is thus safe to stay clear of such situations.

    Avoiding these 5 mistakes will help you when you file your returns and will also reduce the chances of your ITR being rejected.

    10 July 2019

  • Individuals staying on rent need landlord’s PAN to avoid losses in ITR

    Salaried individuals enjoy a number of tax exemptions facilities offered under their pay scale that include entertainment, phone bills, and some other reimbursements. Even the rent that these people pay from their salary offers income tax benefits. In fact, HRA is one of the most popular allowances extended to employees for tax exemptions.

    However, individuals paying rent of over Rs.1 lakh have to furnish the PAN (Permanent Account Number) of their landlord. Under section 10(13A) of the Income Tax Act, there can be a deduction for the HRA but not all amounts qualify for tax exemptions under this category.?

    It helps to know that the HRA can’t be more than 50% of the basic salary. Under HRA, tax claims are available for individuals whose actual rent is less than 10% of the basic salary. For people staying in metro cities, it’s 50% of the basic salary and for those living in non-metro places, it’s?40% of basic salary.

    20 May 2019

  • New PAN Rules Applicable to Business Owners

    As per the November 2018 notification by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), rules relating to PAN cards were amended with the aim of ensuring greater transparency with regard to tax filing.

    While sweeping changes have not been introduced, certain key points are to be kept in mind to ensure business owners and proprietors do not fall afoul of the law. The key changes that were introduced are listed below:

    • Taxpayers are not required to provide their father’s name in their PAN card application form. In lieu they can choose to provide their mother’s name.
    • All resident entities must have a PAN number, irrespective of the annual turnover/gross sales/gross transactions in a financial year. Earlier, such entities needed to have a PAN account if their turnover was above Rs.5 lakh only.

    24 April 2019

  • How to check PAN card validity after 11.5 lakh PAN cards have been deactivated

    The Indian government has deactivated almost 11.4 lakh PAN cards and identified thousands of others. In case an individual has more than one PAN card, he/she can find out which ones are valid by following a few easy steps.

    Individuals will have to first visit the Income Tax e-filing website and click on ‘Know Your PAN’. On the next page, they will have fill in all the required details including the mobile number that was registered while procuring the PAN card as an OTP will be sent. Once the necessary details have been filled, ‘Submit’ will have to be chosen. The OTP number will then have to be entered. A question will be asked in case the individual has multiple PAN cards. After this, individuals will be able to check the status of the PAN card.

    8 August 2017

  • Companies can receive their PAN and TAN within 24 hours

    The Income Tax Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has devised a system to further simplify the process of acquiring a Permanent Account Number (PAN) and a Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) for businesses. The new system will generate a PAN and a TAN for businesses within 24 hours. Till 31st March, 2017, 19,704 businesses acquired their PAN and TAN through this system. Of the 10,894 newly incorporated companies in March, 2017 95.63% of them received their PAN within 4 hours and 100% of them received their PAN within 24 hours. Similarly, TAN was allotted to 94.7% of such companies within 4 hours and 99.73% of companies received their TAN within 24 hours. Applicants will need to fill the online SPICe (INC32) form on the MCA website.

    Once the details are sent to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and verified, the applicant will receive the PAN and TAN immediately without any further intervention required from the applicant. The CBDT has also launch the e-PAN, which will be sent to applicants via email in addition to a physical PAN card. This move is expected to boost India’s ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Study of the World Bank, as it will simplify the processes required for the registration of a company.

    18 April 2017

  • Link PAN and Aadhaar Using OTP and ID Scan

    Now, people who were unable to link their Aadhaar and PAN cards due to problems related to names can easily do so by uploading a scanned copy of their PAN card. The document has to be uploaded on the Aadhaar website. If the date of birth on both the documents is the same, then the IT (Income Tax) Department is letting people link the two documents online on the e-filing portal using OTP (One Time Password).

    12 April 2017

  • Tax Department Mobile App to Issue PAN Card and Track Refunds

    The Income Tax Department of India has developed a new mobile application that will allow people to pay taxes and track refunds online. The IT Department plans on issuing PAN Cards through this application on a real-time basis using Aadhaar eKYC(Know Your Customer) facility. The Aadhaar facility will allow PAN Card applicants to verify their information by biometric identification. At present, there over 25 crore PAN card holders in India.

    16 March 2017

  • IT Department developing app to apply for PAN

    The Income Tax Department of India is currently developing a mobile application that will allow assesses to pay their taxes online, this is being developed in an effort to boost the Digital India campaign. The department is also developing a mobile application which will issue PANs to applicants within minutes, using the Aadhaar-based eKYC authentication system. This will make the process of applying for a PAN simple and will allow more people to receive this crucial document. The Income Tax Department is awaiting approval from the Finance Ministry to launch the pilot project which will allow individuals to pay their taxes, apply for PAN or track their tax returns. The UIDAI has currently issued approximately 111 crore Aadhaar numbers, there are currently 25 crore PAN holders and as per a government estimate 2.5 crore individuals apply for PAN cards every year.

    09 March 2017

  • Non-PAN and Non-Aadhaar Users to Pay Additional TDS when Claiming PF

    Individuals risk losing a portion of their hard-earned money in case they do not have their PAN or Aadhaar cards. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has set certain rules and failure to adhere to them may result in delayed payments. According to the new rules, any individual who does not have an Aadhaar card will have to provide additional information when making PF claims via the newly-set up Composite Claim Form. Even individuals who have their Aadhaar cards will have to ensure that they are linked with their bank accounts so as to experience hassle-free PF withdrawals. Furthermore, individuals are also encouraged to get their PAN card in case they still do not have it as failure to avail one can result in the levy of a large penalty during the time of PF claim.

    01 March 2017

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