Simple Steps To Download PAN Card Online

PAN Card Online Download

Among the various government-issued documents and important IDs in India, PAN is a critical one. Alongside your Aadhaar Card, every resident who earns an income must have a PAN under the IT Act, Section 160. The PAN Card is a crucial document for tracking any financial transactions and associating them with an individual. And as India embraces the digitalization wave across the board, you can now download your PAN Card online. More often than not, you need a digital copy of your PAN for documentation and financial purposes. By following a few simple steps, you can easily get your PAN in a digital format for these.

Get your digital PAN from NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited)

For users who are regular users of tax services and trading, you might already know about NSDL and their services. As for your PAN, the platform has a dedicated section to download your e-PAN.

To download your e-PAN

  1. Log on to onlineservices.nsdl portal and navigate to Download e-PAN option
  2. You can either use the 15-digit Acknowledgment Number for your PAN application. If you don’t have that handy, you can use 10-digit PAN along with your Aadhaar number in the prompt
  3. Provide your Date of Birth and validate the Captcha. 
  4. Once all details are reviewed, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number for authentication
  5. Enter the OTP on the portal and you will be redirected to your e-PAN in pdf format. 
  6. You can download this file and use your date of birth as the password to open it.

Income Tax Department portal for PAN card download

The Income Tax Department also has a similar service on the portal that you can use for your PAN card download

  1. Visit the Income Tax Department’s e-filling portal and you will find ‘Instant E-PAN’ as a dedicated option on the left side of your screen.
  2. Click on the Status/Download e PAN card option to start the process.
  3. On the redirected page, you will have a field to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar Number.
  4. Using e-KYC with UIDAI, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.

Note: As per government regulations, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar to your PAN. 

  1. Enter the OTP and click on continue to download your e-PAN.
  2. On validation, if there is a PAN linked to your Aadhaar Card number, you will be redirected to show the status of your e-PAN application. 
  3. If the e-PAN is issued, you will have an option to download the file from the page.

If you wish to change or register your mobile number with your PAN, you can do the same on the Income Tax portal. After logging into your IT profile, you can visit your profile settings and update your mobile number in the relevant section. 

However, if you prefer PAN card mobile number update through an offline channel, you can fill up the ‘Changes or Correction in PAN data form’. Then submit the same with your government ID proof at your nearest PAN card centre. The offline service however comes with a basic processing fee as per government guidelines. 

For any financial services and transactions, PAN is an important document. Therefore, it is the holder’s responsibility to ensure that the details are updated and in line with government regulations.

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