You might have heard that the Government has deleted/deactivated over 11.44 lakhs Permanent Account Numbers (PANs). The PAN card is also deactivated/deleted in the cases where multiple PANs were found to be allotted to one person and in cases where they were allotted to either non-existent person or in the name of person with false identities. There have also been cases where PAN card details of some people have unknowingly been used to create/support fake identities. All such types of PAN card is either deactivated or deleted by Assessing Officer through application software.
This has created a great confusion for every PAN card holder, whether their PAN card is active or not. Here is the few simple steps through which you can check if your PAN card is valid or not.
- Log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on “Know Your PAN” which is on the left column under the “Services” section.
- Once you click on “Know Your PAN“, another page will be opened where you are required to fill in your details like name, status, date of birth and contact number. Choose Status as “Individual“.
- Once you have submitted the required details, you will be redirected to another page where you will have to provide the OTP sent on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP that you have received on your registered mobile number and click on “Validate“.
- If your PAN card details haven’t been duplicated or issued to multiple people, the last page will show only your PAN card details as “Active“.
Note: If you have more than one PAN card registered under the same personal details, a pop-up message will appear that says “There are multiple records for this query. Provide additional information.” In this case you will have to provide your father’s name and other identification details.
I hope above details will help you to know the status of your PAN card. Thank you.
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