PAN Verification Last Updated : 16 Oct 2019

Verify Your Pan Card
Pan Card Verification

PAN Card verification is a mandatory and simple procedure which can be done online. Online PAN Card verification is a provision which is made available for certain government websites and can be done if you have all the details.

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited has been authorised by the Income Tax Department to provide eligible entities who verify PAN Cards. The e-Governance service provides online verification of PAN cards.

About PAN Verification

Types of PAN Verification Online

There are mainly 3 modes of verification for PAN Cards online which are:

File-Based PAN Card Verification

This type of PAN Card verification is done by organisations or the government who wish to verify up to 1,000 PAN Cards at one time.

  • Once the user has logged in to the account, he or she can upload up to 1,000 PAN Cards in the similar file structure which is specified by the NSDL website.
  • After the file is uploaded, the user needs to click on 'submit'.
  • Once done, within 24 hours, the website will display the PAN Card details.
  • However, if the user does not follow the format mentioned in the website for uploading, the website will reject the request.

Screen-Based PAN Card Verification

This Screen-Based verification enables you to get up to 5 PAN Cards verified at once when you use the service.

  • Log in to the account.
  • After you log in, you add the details of 5 PAN Cards to be verified. Add the numbers to the screen provided.
  • Once you click on 'submit', the details of the PAN will be shown to you on the screen.

Software (API)-Based PAN Card Verification

With the help of a software application, you can verify your PAN online through the verification site.

Response to Users from the Website

PAN verification

The response given to user

Valid PAN with events such as acquisition, merger, etc.

  • Name of PAN holder
  • PAN status along with event
  • Name printed on the card
  • Last date of the PAN update

Valid PAN

  • PAN status
  • Last date of PAN update
  • Name printed on the PAN card
  • Name of PAN holder

Fake PAN

The PAN card will be displayed as 'Fake' without any other details.

Deactivated or Deleted

The status of the PAN card will be displayed as 'deactivated' or 'deleted'.

PAN card not found

The message 'not present in the Income Tax Department database' will appear.

PAN verification by PAN number

You can also verify your PAN with just your PAN number by following the steps mentioned:

  • Log in to the income tax e-filing website or the NSDL website.
  • Fill in the details such as your full name and date of birth along with your PAN number.
  • You will need to input the status of your PAN card, whether it is an individual, company, Hindu Undivided Family, etc.
  • Once done, input the captcha code given in the portal and click on submit.
  • Your PAN card will then be shown with you the status of verification.

You will have to check the verification status within 5 days of receiving the acknowledgement.

What is UTIITSL and how to verify the PAN card issued by the company?

UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited is among the biggest financial services company in the country. They are owned by the Government of India and provides financial technology to the financial sectors of the government. UTIISL like NDSL provides PAN cards for the Indian population who apply from their website.

For verification, you must visit the UTIISL PAN website and log in with your credentials. Once done, you will have to select the option to verify your PAN card by adding the required details. The website will then display the results.

How to verify or find PAN with name and date of birth?

You can also verify your PAN card just by entering your name and date of birth which is considered as credentials to access your card details.

To verify your card, here are the steps to follow:

  • Sign up for the online service of the NSDL's e-governance website.
  • Sign in with those details and then enter your name and date of birth to access the details and status of your PAN card.

Who is Eligible for the Verification

Given below is a list of all the individuals and groups who are eligible for PAN verification.

The following entities can avail online PAN verification facility

  • Insurance Web Aggregators
  • Banks
  • Insurance Company
  • Non-Banking Financial Companies approved by RBI
  • Companies and Government deductor (Required to file TDS/TCS return)
  • Insurance Repository
  • Credit card Companies / Institutions
  • Central Recordkeeping Agency of National Pension System
  • Depository Participants
  • Credit information companies approved by RBI
  • DSC issuing Authorities
  • Educational Institutions established by Regulatory Bodies
  • KYC Registration Agency (KRA)/Central KYC Registry
  • Any other entity required to furnish Annual Information Return
  • Companies (Required to furnish Annual Information Return)
  • Mutual Funds
  • Depositories
  • Government Agencies (Central/State)
  • Stock Exchanges/Commodity Exchanges/Clearing Corporations
  • Income Tax Projects
  • Department of Commercial Taxes
  • Goods and Services Tax Network
  • Reserve Bank of India

Details required in order to register for the Online PAN verification

Details of payment required to register for the Online PAN Card Verification

  • Mode of payment
  • Amount to be paid
  • Instrument number

Organisational details needed to register for Online PAN Number Verification

  • Name of the entity
  • Category of the entity
  • TAN/PAN of the entity
  • Contact details
  • Other personal details

Digital Signature Certificate details required to register for PAN Verification

  • Class of the Digital Signature Certificate
  • Name of the certifying authority
  • Digital Signature Certificate Serial Number

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On PAN Verification

  1. Can an entity renew its PAN verification facility?

    Yes, an entity can renew its PAN verification system online by logging into the official website with user ID and the digital signature. The entity will then have to choose ‘Renewal of facility’ option and then click ‘Submit’.

  2. Will I need to enter the full name for PAN verification?

    Yes, you will need to enter the first name, middle name, and last name for the PAN verification process.

  3. Can I know my PAN by logging into the e-filing website of Government of India?

    Yes, you can visit the official website of Department of Income Tax (Government of India) and go to the ‘Know Your PAN’ section. Here, you will have to enter your status (if you are an individual, Hindu Undivided Family, Company, Government, Association of Persons, etc.) surname, middle name, first name, gender, date of birth, and mobile number. After you click ‘Submit’, you will get the details.

  4. Will there be any Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) for PAN verification?

    Yes, there will be Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) at 0.5%. You will have to pay Rs.60 for all the types of verification methods.

  5. Will I need to pay any initial advance for PAN verification?

    You will need to pay an initial advance as per your wish for software (API) based and file and screen based methods.

  6. What is Online PAN verification?

    Online PAN verification is a facility that is provided by the Income Tax Department which allows entities to verify their Permanent Account Number (PAN).

  7. How do I avail this facility?

    To avail this facility, entities first need to register themselves at the NSDL e-Gov website. Thereafter, they are required to provide the details regarding their organization, digital signature certificate, and payment. Apart from these, entities also need to submit documents like authorisation letter, terms and conditions on the company’s letterhead, copy of license/certificate issued by regulatory body (if applicable), incorporation certificate, copy of the PAN card and the demand draft/ cheque for applicable charges in favour of 'NSDL - TIN'. Once the authorities receive the documents and fees, the application is forwarded to the Income Tax Department for approval. On approval, the entity who registered is provided with an user ID with the help of which online PAN verification can be carried out.

  8. Is there a software/solution for bulk PAN verification?

    Yes, there is a software through which bulk PAN verification can be carried out. It is one of the three modes of verification listed on the NSDL website. The facility is called Software (API)-based PAN verification, which is basically an interface that allows the user to carry out online verification of the Permanent Account Number (PAN). Individuals and business organizations can carry out PAN verification by accessing the verification site through a software application.  

  9. Can I send the documents  to avail online PAN verification via email?     

    No, the required documents cannot be sent through email.  

  10. I had applied for a PAN card but document verification had failed, what should I do now?

    If document verification has failed, the applicant needs to apply for the PAN card all over again as there is no other way. You will not get a refund of the application fee.

  11. Who are eligible to carry out online PAN verification?

    All individuals and business organizations are eligible for PAN verification. The entities which can avail online PAN verification are as follows -

    • Credit card companies
    • Credit information companies approved by the RBI
    • Central recordkeeping agency of the National Pension System
    • Depository participants
    • DSC issuing authorities
    • Educational institutions established by regulatory bodies
    • Insurance Web Aggregators
    • NBFC (Non-banking financial companies) that are approved by the RBI
    • Companies and government deductors
    • Banks
    • Insurance companies
    • Insurance repositories
    • Government Agencies
    • Stock exchange
    • Income Tax Projects
    • The department of commercial taxes
    • Central KYC registry
    • Any company or entity  that is required to furnish Annual Information Return (AIR)
    • Mutual funds
    • Depositories
    • Goods and Services Tax Network
    • Reserve Bank of India.
  12. How to track the status of registration for online PAN verification?

    Any organisation that attempts to register for online PAN verification can check its registration status by using the acknowledgement number that is provided to them. If the registration is successful, a message bearing the same will be displayed on the screen along with the user ID.  If the registration is rejected, a message indicating the rejection is displayed.

  13. What are the methods available for carrying out online PAN verification?

    There are three methods available for carrying out online PAN verification. They are as follows:

    • Screen-based PAN card verification
    • File-based PAN card verification
    • Software (API)-based PAN card number verification
  14. What are the annual registration charges for availing online PAN verification?

    The annual registration charges for all the three verification methods under online PAN verification is Rs.1200 excluding Goods and Service Tax (GST).

  15. For how long can I avail this facility?

    Once you register for online PAN verification, it can be used for a year. However, at the completion of a year, the entities who would like to continue availing the facility need to renew it by paying the necessary fee i.e, Rs.12,000 plus GST.

  16. Who are authorised to perform PAN verification?

    As PAN details are confidential and contain sensitive data, only a select number of agencies or organizations are permitted to carry out PAN verification. The list comprises of agencies and organizations like -

    • Central and state government agencies
    • Reserve Bank of India
    • Corporations that need to provide Annual Information Return (AIR)
    • Banks
    • Insurance repositories
    • Income tax projects
    • Stock exchange/clearing corporations/commodity exchanges
    • Non-Banking Financial Corporations (NBFC) that are sanctioned by the RBI
    • Mutual fund companies
    • Insurance companies
    • Credit card companies
    • Goods and Service Tax Network
    • Department of Commercial Taxes
    • Corporations and government deductor that needs to file TDS or TCS return
  17. How to verify PAN card by name, PAN number,and DOB?

    To verify with the PAN holder’s name and date of birth, you need to follow certain important steps. Following is a step-by-step guide for the same:

    • Sign up for the online service developed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
    • After signing up, you need to log in using the correct credentials.
    • You can get access to the Permanent Account Number as well as other details relevant to PAN by providing your name and date of birth.
    • You might be asked to provide your father’s name in case there are several PAN cards with the same name.
    • Next, you are required to provide the date of birth for ensuring privacy and security.
  18. How do I verify PAN using PAN number?

    To verify PAN using the 10-digit PAN number, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Log on to the NSDL PAN website
    • Click on the ‘Replacement or Reprint/Duplicate of PAN card’ tab
    • Enter the 10-digit alphanumeric Permanent Account Number
    • Key-in the captcha
    • Click on ‘Submit’

    Following this, the PAN verification status will be displayed on the screen. It needs to be mentioned that you have to check the verification status within 5 days of receiving the acknowledgement.

Tracking the Status of Registration

An organisation who has attempted to register for Online PAN verification can check its registration status by using the acknowledgement number provided. If the registration is successful a message bearing the same will be displayed on the screen along with the User ID. A message indicating the rejection will be displayed if it was rejected.

Authorisation of Registration

The Income Tax Department has to approve the registration of an entity for Online PAN verification. Once the applicant registers for the facility, NSDL e-gov forwards the registration request to the Income Tax Department given that the applicant has filled the forms completely, provided the right documents and makes a successful payment. The applicant will be provided with an 8 digit User Id on successful authorisation. The registration charges will be refunded to the applicant in case the Income Tax Department rejects the request for registration.

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News About Verification of PAN

  • Aadhaar Card can now be used to make transactions more than Rs.50,000

    Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman during her speech on the day of the Union Budget 2019 stressed on how Aadhaar Card and the PAN card can be used interchangeably.

    With this, transactions above Rs.50,000 for which a PAN card was a must before, can now be made with the Aadhaar card. Banks and other financial institutions will be making arrangements to accept Aadhaar card instead of the PAN card.

    PAN cards were made to be compulsory to authenticate the transactions of hotel and travel bills above Rs.50,000 in order to curb black money. PAN cards were also required for all immovable property purchases valued at more than Rs.10 lakh.

    During the Union Budget, the Finance Minister mentioned that in the place of PAN cards, Aadhaar cards can be used in order to file income tax returns.

    Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey confirmed that if a person needs to withdraw or deposit more than Rs.50,000, he or she can use their Aadhaar card if they do not hold a PAN card.

    The Supreme Court has upheld Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. In March, the government of India had extended the last day of linking PAN card and Aadhaar Card to 30 September 2019. If you do not have a PAN card, adding your Aadhaar card is necessary for filing your Income Tax returns.

    10 July 2019

  • For PAN card verification, do I need to send the original certificates or copies of the documents to NSDL Pune office?

    To carry out PAN card verification you need to send the duly signed copies of the relevant documents to the NSDL office located in Pune. The copies of the documents along with the acknowledgement slip needs to be sent to - 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016.

    27 August 2018

  • Pan Verification Charges That One Needs To Pay

    Online PAN verification service has been enabled by the Income Tax Department in a bid to help eligible entities verify their PANs. The service can be availed by banks, insurance web aggregators, NBFCs approved by RBI, prepaid payment instruments issuers among others. The service which provides three modes of verification can be availed for a registration charge of Rs.14,160/- inclusive of GST for a year. It needs to be mentioned that the service needs to be renewed on a yearly basis.

    11 April 2018

  • New police app to link PAN details

    Hyderabad Police is set to go technology friendly, with a new app designed exclusively for them. Named HYDCOP, this app will be integrated for use within the force, offering real-time intelligence updates and feeds to cops. Apart from updates, it will also link data from PAN cards, Aadhar, voter ID into the system to enable faster verification, saving time and resources on manual verification. The app will also have additional features like incident management, third eye (for suspect identification) and geographically tagged point books.

    19 April 2016

  • PFRDA to Use PANs for Online Subscriber Verification

    Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has started using Permanent Account Number (PAN) instead of Aadhaar to verify details of customers who register online for the National Pension Scheme (NPS).

    PFRDA Chairman Hemant Contractor said an online facility to help open NPS accounts based on verification of PAN and bank KYC, has started functioning.

    An individual with an internet banking account with any of the 6 participating banks can open their NPS account online. These banks are: State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India, South Indian Bank and Syndicate Bank.

    The Supreme Court in October 2015 said implementing agencies could use Aadhaar numbers for verification if they wanted to.

    15 April 2016

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