The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharam launched an ‘instant’ Aadhaar-based PAN allotment facility for all the individuals who want to obtain a unique identity for the first time on 25th June 2020.
This is free of cost facility and has been basically introduced as a large number of people has been applying for PAN Card lately for filing their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) and for other tax-related matters.
Moreover, the Income Tax Department has launched this facility only for the resident individuals (excluding minors and others who are under Section 160 of the Income Tax Act). This facility is not available for HUF firms, Trusts, and companies, etc.
It is worth mentioning that if you already possess a valid PAN Card in your name, you cannot avail this facility of instant e-PAN. Also, your mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar Card as the process includes receiving a One Time Password (OTP) for verification purposes, and in case you don’t have your mobile number registered you will not be able to get an instant PAN Card.
Steps to Apply for PAN Card through Aadhaar Card
You can follow the steps mentioned below to get an Instant PAN or e-PAN through an Aadhaar Card:
Step 1: You need to visit the official website of the Income Tax Department https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/pre-login/instant-e-pan
Step 2: Click on the ‘Get New e-PAN’ option
Step 3: You have to enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number
Step 4: Enter the ‘Captcha Code’ for verification
Step 5: Tick mark the declaration i.e. ‘I confirm that’
Step 6: An OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number for the verification
Step 7: Once done, you will receive a 15-digit acknowledgement number for further tracking of PAN Card status
Note: e-PAN will also be sent if the email ID is registered with Aadhaar Card.
Also Read: How to link PAN with Aadhaar Card?
Steps to Check PAN Card Status Online
You can check the status of your PAN Card application online through the official website of either UTIITSL or NSDL by following the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Go to https://www.trackpan.utiitsl.com/PANONLINE/#forward
Step 2: Enter your application coupon number
Step 3: In case you forgot PAN Application Coupon Number, or enter your 10-digit PAN Number
Step 4: Enter Date of Birth/Incorporation/Agreement, etc.
Step 5: Enter the ‘Captcha Code’ for PAN Card transaction Status
Step 6: Now, click on the ‘Submit’ button
Step 7: Your PAN Card transaction status will appear on the screen
Note: It takes about 15 working days to receive the PAN Card after the application has been submitted. In case, you have not received your PAN Card within the set time frame, you can track your application status by entering a 15-digit acknowledgement number for the same.
Documents Required to Apply for PAN Card through Aadhaar Card
No documents are required to apply for PAN Card through Aadhaar Card, as all the details will be automatically verified via Aadhaar Card.
Fees and Charges for PAN Card Application through Aadhaar
The facility of applying for a PAN Card through Aadhaar online is free of cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does ‘Application is inwarded’ mean in PAN Card Status?
In case, the status of your PAN Card appears as ‘Application is inwarded’ it means that your application has been processed by the Department of Income Tax.
Q. In how many days will I receive my PAN Card?
You will receive your PAN Card in about 15 working days from the date of PAN Card application is submitted.
Q. Is it mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar Card?
Yes, you must link your PAN Card latest by 30th Sep 2021 else your PAN Card will become inoperative.
Q. e-PAN and regular PAN Card is the same?
Sometimes the question is asked whether the e-PAN is considered equally valid or not, but as per the recent rules of the Income Tax Department of India, the e-PAN is equivalent to a laminated PAN Card.
Q. Will all the updates regarding my PAN Card will be sent on my email ID and mobile number?
Yes, you will receive all the updates regarding your PAN Card will be sent on your registered email ID and mobile number.