PAN Card (Permanent Account Number) – Details, Download, Application / Verification

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal


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The PERMANENT ACCOUNT NUMBER (PAN) is issued by the Income Tax Department. The income tax department issued the PAN Card under the supervision of CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes).

PAN Card has a code of 10 alphanumeric number allotted to the Cardholder. This card helps in identifying the Income Tax Payer. PAN Card is government important document which is required for receiving the taxable salary, taxable Profession fees, opening of bank account, or used for sale or purchase. For the financial transaction, this PAN card is mandatory. It serves as the GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION.

The PAN card is necessary for many places such as movable of property at Rs. 5 Lakh or more for sale and purchase, sale or purchase of a vehicle, for opening the bank account, for billing the payment of Rs. 25000 or more than in hotels, deposit cash in banks, payment in cash for the purchase of bank drafts or payment in cash for travel in any foreign country. To start the business this card is mandatory for paying the Taxes. PAN Card shows the nationality of the people as an identity proof. It is compulsory for the transaction of money for any purpose in India, to applying for Loans, for transferring the funds from the bank account of NRE or NRO.

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Under the Income Tax Act of Section 139[A], this Income Tax Pan card is issued to the person. The Pan card number starts with the five Alphabetic letters than four numerical and alphabetic letter in the last. The first three letters are in sequences like BBB or KKK or any other letter from A to Z. The fifth letter of the PAN number is the first or last name of the person. On the PAN card, the date of issue is mentioned on the right side of the photo.

Online service “KNOW YOUR PAN “is introduced by the central government to know about or verify the validity or expiry of the Pan card. This PAN card is also important for the foreign citizens if they want to invest or start the business in India. Foreign Citizens need some documents for the PAN card such as the photocopy of passport, a copy of PIO [Person of Indian Origin] card or OCI [Overseas Citizens of India] card which is issued by the Govt. of India, Copy of the bank account of the country they belong, or Copy of NRE [ NON-RESIDENT EXTERNAL] bank account statement in India, copy of residence in India issued by the State police authority.

The online application is available on the following website-

NSDL Website

UTIITSL Website  

There are the following steps for PAN CARD to apply online-

1] Submit the application form 49[A] available on the website.

2] Fill all the basic details on the form.

3] The pay Rs. 107 online for Indian Address and payment of Rs. 994 for the foreign address. These are charges you have to pay with included service tax. You can do payment by credit/debit card or by net banking. After the successful procedure of payment, the acknowledgment number will show on your screen. Please save that number. You have to submit the documents after your application or payment is accepted by post or courier to NSDL. The ID proof, address proof, date of birth proof etc are the documents required for the PAN Card. After receiving the receipt or documents, the process of PAN CARD is proceeded by NSDL.

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PAN card is lifetime valid for the Cardholder. If the PAN card is issued at once it is not affected by changing the address. For the Foreign Citizens, this card is issued till the date of validity of Visa but not for them it is not acceptable as the Citizenship of India.

PM Modi launched New Pattern of PAN Card with QR Code on the top of the card underwritten by the Income Tax Department. This New Cad is applicable from January 2017.

PAN Card Details

You can easily get the details related to the PAN card by making use of any of the following methods:

1) By PAN Number

To get pan details by making use of PAN number you have to follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • Open the link which is given above the Income Tax Department e-Filing website.
  • To register yourself you have to enter your PAN number provided on your PAN card.
  • Fill the details in the form.
  • Submit the form.
  • Mail will be sent to you to activate the account.
  • Open the profile setting and click on the PAN detail option.

2) By Name and Date of Birth

  • Click on the link above.
  • Fill your Date of Birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Fill your surname than your middle name and first name.
  • Enter the Captcha Code.
  • Submit the form.

You will get the following details

  • PAN Card number, First Name, Middle Name, Surname, Jurisdiction

3) By Address

  • Open the official site of Income-tax or click on the link given above.
  • Register Yourself at the portal.
  • Click on the User Type and continue the application.
  • Enter your details asked in the form.
  • Submit the form.
  • You will receive an email with a link to activate the account.
  • Open the link, go to the profile setting
  • Your details will be available to you.

PAN Card (Permanent Account Number) – Download

This section of article you have the option to download pan card online.

To avail the facility of PAN card you can easily you can only get the acknowledgment slip to download if you have successfully registered at the PAN Portal of income tax department under e- filling as you cannot get the original PAN it will be available to you after the time of 15 days as the respective department will send the pan to your registered address but you will get the virtual ID and you can make use of the Id as itis acceptable in banks as well.

download the PAN card follow the steps given below:

  • Open the link given above.
  • You should have registered yourself at the portal.
  • Enter your Id given in the acknowledgment slip you got when you registered.
  • Enter the details asked such as name, mobile number.
  • You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number, fill the code.
  • Now you can download the PAN card.

PAN Card (Permanent Account Number) – Application / Apply Online

Steps to apply Online are given below as you can easily apply online for the PAN card.

  • Open the link given above and click on the ‘New PAN’ option.
  • Select the form 49A
  • Fill the form with all the details asked in the form.
  • Submit the form and submit the processing fee.
  • Get the print of the acknowledgment slip.
  • You have to also provide photo and proof of Identity and address.
  • You will get the PAN in 15 days by NSDL office to your Address provided.

PAN Card (Permanent Account Number) – Verification

If you want to verify your PAN card you can do as follows:

  • Click on the link given or visit the official website.
  • Enter your existing PAN card number or application number you got while you registered.
  • Enter the Captcha code.
  • Submit the form you will get the PAN verification status.

PAN Card (Permanent Account Number) – Android App

You can easily avail the facility of PAN apply, register, login, verification by making use of your mobile phone as you can do all the processes from the phone itself. To avail, the facility downloads the mobile App from Play Store

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About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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