Many are surprised to know that you can instantly download your PAN card using the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department (ITD). With this portal, you can view options like e-Filing PAN Card Download, Generate New e-PAN and more.
We can get to the nitty-gritty of downloading your e-PAN card, but let us first tell you what e-PAN or instant e-PAN is.
If you are an individual taxpayer and don’t have a PAN but have an Aadhaar, you can avail of the instant e-PAN service.
On the e-filing portal, you can do the following:
On the e-filing website, you can get an e-PAN by filling in your Aadhaar number and registered mobile number. You can also update your PAN card details as well as get a new e-PAN card with your Aadhaar e-KYC.
Once you have generated your e-PAN or updated your PAN details, you can use it to create an e-filing account. This account helps you file your income tax returns.
Have you made your e-PAN request? You can check your pending request through the e-filing website. Many file their tax returns with their PAN once they discover the e-filing website.
Next, let’s see the requirements to generate e-PAN using this website:
Are you eligible for e-filing according to the prerequisites mentioned above? If yes, let’s proceed to generate your instant e-PAN card.
Follow these steps to generate an instant e-PAN:
If your Aadhaar or the linked mobile number is invalid, you will see this message ‘Entered Aadhaar Number is not linked with an active mobile number’.
Please note that:
If your email address linked to your Aadhaar is not validated, you can validate it at this step with the OTP received on your mobile number.
You can update your PAN details by following these steps:
On the confirmation screen, you will get the acknowledgement number for your update request. Save this number for future reference and regularly check the status of your e-PAN.
Once your e-PAN generation or updation is approved, you can download your instant e-PAN card.
Here are the steps to download your e-PAN:
That was really instant, wasn’t it? All you need to do is keep your Aadhaar card and my mobile beside you while generating and updating your instant e-PAN. The best part is you don’t have to refer to or upload any additional documents for your e-PAN. And it is free of cost.
You can also download your instant e-PAN through the UTIITSL or the NSDL portal if you have already applied for a new card or update. Let’s look at the process of downloading your e-PAN via UTIITSL and NSDL.
Follow these steps to download e-PAN via UTIITSL:
If you have made the application for a new or updated PAN card within the last 30 days, you can download the e-PAN card for free. However, if your application period has passed 30 days, you can still download your e-PAN at a nominal fee of ₹8.26 against every PDF download.
The process to download your e-PAN card with NSDL is also similar. Here are the steps:
If your PAN allotment or update confirmation date was within the last 30 days, you could download your instant e-PAN three times for free. Otherwise, you will have to pay a fee of ₹8.26. If applicable, make your payment to download your e-PAN.
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Generating an e-PAN card or updating information on your PAN with Aadhaar eKYC is instant and simple. e-Filing helps you get your PAN free of cost. Moreover, the e-filing portal lets you link your Aadhaar with your PAN and file your taxes. As your PAN is central to all your tax details, the e-filing website complements it with the facility to file taxes.
Yes, if your PAN applications is submitted to Protean e-Gov, and younew r PAN is alloted or changes are confirmed, you can download the e-PAN for free three times. As long as the changes or allottment has happened in the last 30 days, you should be able to access your e-PAN for downloading.
The password to open your ePAn PDF will be your Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation as mentioned in your PAN application form in the format DDMMYYYY.