Remember the difficult task of obtaining any documents from a government office? So now you don’t have to do this, because you can register many documents online, including PAN cards. In fact, PAN verification can also be done online.
To do this, you just need to visit https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/ and look for the “Verify your PAN” option on the homepage. After clicking this option, you will be asked to enter PAN details, such as date of birth, mobile phone number, and name.
In a recent post on social media, the income tax department reported that applying for a PAN has become very easy. Those who have an Aadhaar card and a registered mobile phone number can get their instant PAN or ePAN through the department’s official website in less than 10 minutes. ePAN is a digitally signed PAN card based on eKYC data from Aadhaar card. It should be noted that only those who have a valid Aadhaar card can use this feature. ePAN is published in PDF format. This method not only saves time, but because it does not use plastic or paper, it is also environmentally friendly.
Applying for your e-PAN follow these methods:
Step 1: Open any internet browser of your choice and visit https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
Step 2: On the homepage you will see an option related to applying for e-PAN, click on it
Step 3: You will be taken to a new window wherein you will see a hyperlink that reads, ‘Get New e-PAN’. Click it’
Step 4: A new page will open wherein you will be requested to enter your Aadhaar number, mobile number and date of birth. You will also get an OTP for verifying your particulars
Step 5: Once done click the submit tab.
In order to check the status of your e-PAN or to download it follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the homepage of the website and click on the tab related to e-PAN
Step 2: You will be directed to a new window wherein you will see an option that reads ‘Check Status/ Download PAN’. Click it
Step 3: On a new page you will be required to enter your Aadhaar number. After you verify it with the OTP on your registered number you will know the status of your PAN
Step 4: If your e-PAN is ready, then you will be able to download the document