How you can get instant e-PAN online

How you can get instant e-PAN online

New Delhi: Personal account number (PAN), the taxpayers’ unique identity issued by the Income Tax Department, has become extremely important as the government has mandated all the individuals to quote it in all the large-quantum transactions including money transfers, gold purchases etc. The Tax Information Network (TIN) of the I-T Department has institutionalised instant e-PAN service with which individuals can get a digital PAN card by the help of Aadhaar-based KYC. In order to obtain a digital PAN card or e-PAN, a user is required to have a valid Aadhaar card with an active mobile number registered with it.

The Aadhaar details are used for e-signing the PAN card application and for the authentication of identity through the Aadhaar Authentication system, Aadhaar based e-KYC services of UIDAI. People willing to get an e-PAN are required to agree for obtaining their e-KYC through Aadhaar based e-KYC in which photo and demographic details including name, gender, date of birth and address are used for e-signing the PAN application.

An e-PAN Card can be downloaded free of cost from the website,, for all the PAN card applications submitted to NSDL e-Gov where PAN is allotted or changes are confirmed by the I-T Department within the last 30 days.

According to TIN, e-PAN download facility is available for PAN holders whose latest application was processed through NSDL e-Gov and the PAN holders who had obtained PAN using the instant e-PAN facility on the e-filing portal of Income Tax Department. Users are required to pay a charge of Rs 8.26 to download e-PAN card. According to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), e-PAN cards allotted to individuals will be equally valid as compared to the physical PAN cards.

Source:- timesnownews

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