PAN stands for Permanent Account Number. It is a 10-character alphanumeric number uniquely allotted to the PAN Cardholder. It helps in identifying the PAN Cardholder or income tax payer. PAN Cards are required in case of receiving a taxable salary, or taxable professional fees, opening a bank account, purchase or sale of assets above the specified limit and so on. PAN cards serve as a Government issued identification that comes in handy everywhere you go.
Find out PAN Card details by PAN Number
Your PAN Card details are easily available through multiple avenues. To find out your PAN details using your PAN number, you can use Search PA. This service is provided to help cardholders to find out their PAN Card related details. It also helps people verify their PAN Card details. Search PAN is very easy to use. People can also search and verify bulk PAN card numbers.
- To search for your PAN Card details, follow these simple steps:
- Log onto the Search PAN website
- Enter your PAN Card number
- Enter the Captcha code that appears
- Click on search now.
- Your details will be generated. You will receive the name, area code, jurisdiction, address and other information.
PAN Card details by Name and Date of Birth
You can find out your PAN card number and jurisdiction on the Income Tax Department e-Filing website.
To know your PAN details, follow these steps:
- On the e-Filing website, click on “Know Your PAN”.
- Enter your Date of Birth or Date of incorporation in DD/MM/YYYY format
- Enter your surname first, then enter your middle name and first name.
- Enter the Captcha Code as shown on the screen.
- Click on submit.
You will receive the following details:
- PAN Card number
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Remarks stating with the card is active, inactive or in any other status.
How to search for the Address in your PAN Card
You can find out more details about your PAN card including your address by registering your PAN number on the Income Tax Department e-Filing website. To do this, you need to follow the steps given below.
- Go to the Income Tax Department e-Filing website (www.incometaxefiling.gov.in).
- Click on “Register Yourself”.
- Select the user type and click on “Continue”.
- You will need to enter your basic details.
- Fill up the Registration Form and submit it.
- A link will be sent to your email address. Click on this link to activate your account.
- Visit https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/UserLogin/LoginHome.html to Enter your account and click on “My Account”.
- Go to Profile Settings and click on PAN Details.
- Your address and other details will be displayed.
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News About PAN Card Details
Over 11 lakh duplicate and fake PAN cancelled
The government has recently de-activated over 11 lakh PAN (Permanent Account Number) which were found to be invalid for many reasons. In a bid to ensure that only one PAN is allotted to each individual, the government has taken measures to safeguard the tax regulations. Moreover, the PAN allotment’s guiding principle doesn’t allow an individual to have more than one PAN. The individuals who had multiple PAN cards can no longer access more than one PAN. The Assessing Officers have also cancelled many PAN for being fake. Since PAN is used as one the most important key identifiers for taxpayers, the government has taken multiple PAN related initiatives to curb the menace of black money and tax evasion.
3rd August 2017
UIDs such as PAN, Aadhaar, Passport compulsory while booking flight ticket
In order to have a hassle-free experience, travellers are going to be asked to provide a digital identification number while booking a ticket. No timeline has been fixed for this implementation of tech-based passenger facilities across all airports, said the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha.
Last month, the Aviation Ministry had announced that it would be compulsory for passengers to provide a UID or unique identification such as PAN card, passport or Aadhaar card in order to avail a seamless experience. Three committees have been constituted in order to implement these passenger facilities across all airports in the country.
28th July 2017
Aadhaar and PAN can be linked even now
There were many reports that the last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar is June 30th. This is not true. You can link your Aadhaar with your PAN even now. June 30th was the last date to file income tax returns without Aadhaar.
If you want to file your income tax returns from now (from July 1, 2017), you will need to link your PAN with Aadhaar compulsorily. Also, you will require an Aadhaar card if you want to apply for a new PAN card.
The revenue department has given exemptions to individuals who live in Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir to quote Aadhaar for getting a new PAN or for filing income tax returns.
14th July 2017
Aadhaar credentials required for PAN card application from July 1st onwards
Over 25 crore PAN cards have been issued by the Income Tax Department and about 115 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) so far. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has linked more than 2.16 crore Aadhaar and PAN credentials till now. The government has made Aadhaar-PAN linking mandatory to file Income Tax Returns (ITR). From July 1st onwards, applicants must provide their Aadhaar number to apply for a new PAN card. Those who are not able to link their Aadhaar and PAN credentials by July 1st, can provide their UIDAI enrollment ID or number in the e-ITR forms along with their Permanent Account Number (PAN) to e-file ITR. As per Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, PAN cards that haven't been linked with Aadhaar credentials within the due date set by the central government will be deemed invalid.
4th July 2017
PAN No Longer Mandatory for Getting Passports
Foreign minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, announced on Friday that furnishing PAN card will no longer be a mandatory requirement for acquiring a passport. Till date, the passport office required applicants to submit copies of PAN card along with their Aadhar and Voter ID cards, to get their application processed.
However, this rule posed a challenge for applicants from rural areas and from the informal job sector, many of whom don’t have PAN numbers. The foreign minister has declared that such applicants can now submit their ration card in lieu of the PAN with their passport applications.
Swaraj also announced a 10% cut in fees for passport for senior citizens (over 60 year in age) and for children under 8 years. These announcements were made at a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Passport Act.
Sushma Swaraj said that the government is simplifying passport rules and taking giant steps to make passport services easily accessible to all the citizens.
Just last year, India issued a total of 13 million passports, the third highest after the United States and China.
30th June 2017
PAN and Aadhaar details mandatory for teacher transfers
The Basic Education Department in Uttar Pradesh has made PAN and Aadhaar details mandatory for the online inter-district transfer of teachers. This directive is a result of surplus teachers in some schools and shortage of teachers in others. The Basic Shiksha Adhikaris of all UP districts have been directed to provide the Aadhaar and PAN Card details of the teachers who are to be transferred. Sanjay Sinha, the Secretary of Basic Shiksha Parishad said that the official website of the National Informatic Centre (NIC) has provisions to feed in the Aadhaar and PAN details of surplus teachers.
27th June 2017
PAN and Aadhaar card mandatory for savings bank accounts
In a bid to curb black money circulation in the economy, the government has made PAN and Aadhaar card mandatory for new customers to open savings bank accounts in India. By December 2017, existing customers will have to submit their PAN and Aadhaar card details to their respective banks or the bank accounts will become inoperable. Going forward, for transactions above Rs.50,000, Aadhaar card details will be required. The changes made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules which included the necessity of Aadhaar and PAN cards for transactions effective from 1st June, may also be applicable for smalls accounts like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
20th June 2017
PAN to be produced for transactions over Rs.30,000
In an effort to reduce the number of cash transactions in the India economy the government is planning on introducing new norms for cash transactions. The upper limit for cash transactions that do not require the individual to furnish his/her PAN is presently at Rs.50,000, this limit might be reduced to Rs.30,000. The threshold for merchant transactions may also be reduced. The government may also introduce cash-handling charges for cash transactions over Rs.1,00,000. Aadhaar card will be made mandatory for individuals who do not hold a PAN card.
9th February 2017
Government has set a deadline for bank account holders to provide their PAN details
The government of India has sent a deadline date for banks to get PAN details of all their accounts holders, which is currently set for February 28. One of the main reasons this, a source close to the government says, is to curb the number of black money holders and the amount of black money in the economy. Experts are of the opinion that making PAN details mandatory brings about a lot of accountability to the system, which would help catch hold of tax evaders and illicit money holders. Also, the government has offered an alternative to those who don’t have a PAN card, wherein the government has said that people can provide Form 60. A statement submitted by the government also states the same and also adds that this rule isn’t applicable only for Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts. It is also being said that the government has had to make major legislative changes so as to pave the way to make this system work.
1st February 2017
Banks ask customers to submit their PAN details
Soon after the Income Tax Department ordered banks to seek PAN details of all account holders, banks have begun with the process.
According to reports, banks have now begun to ask customers even those who are KYC-compliant to submit and update their PAN details on and before February 28.
Many public sector banks have already started with this process citing that the Income Tax Department has frozen accounts linked to those who haven’t submitted their PAN details.
Bank of India, in one of their official communique to its customers, has sent out requests imploring its customers to submit signed documents to their respective branches or send scanned copies to the bank representatives.
The bank also asked them to submit Form 60 as an alternative in case account holders don’t have any PAN details available.
This entire move came about when the Reserve Bank of India mandated than no withdrawal is allowed from accounts that have a substantial credit or balance unless they have submitted their PAN and Form 60 details.
25th January 2017