Individuals can now get instant e PAN card using Aadhaar. In Budget 2020, FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced that PAN (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar can be used interchangeably. This paved the way for an instant PAN card application process using Aadhaar e Verification. Through this process, taxpayers no longer need to file Form 49A or Form 49AA for PAN application.
Steps to Apply for Instant e PAN
Time needed: 7 minutes.
- Visit Income Tax E-Filing Portal
Navigate to https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-PAN/
- Enter Details
Enter Aadhaar Number & Captcha
- Generate OTP
You can apply for Instant PAN if,
a) You have never been allotted PAN
b) Your Aadhaar is linked to your Mobile
c) You are not a minor
d) Your DOB is mentioned on your Aadhaar
- Validate Aadhaar OTP and continue
You will receive OTP on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on “Validate Aadhaar OTP and continue“
- Submit PAN Request
Verify Aadhaar details and click on the “Checkbox”. Click on “Submit PAN Request” to apply for instant PAN
- Save Acknowledgement Number
Your instant PAN request is undergone for validation. You can check the status of your PAN by clicking on “Check Status”
- Check Status
Enter your Aadhaar number and the Captcha code from the image given. Hence, click on the “Submit” option.
- Verify using Aadhaar OTP
You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the valid OTP. Click on “Submit“.
- Download PAN
Click on the “Download PAN” option to receive your instant PAN.
Yes. The Income Tax Department (ITD) has launched an instant Pan allotment service based on Aadhaar for individuals seeking to obtain a unique identity for the first time. The service is free of cost.
The service helps individuals to get their PAN quicker than the usual process. It is free of cost. It avoids filling and validating the detailed forms to apply for PAN.
It takes 15-20 days to get your PAN. However, if you have applied for PAN online you can get your e-PAN within 48 hours. Electronically issued and Digitally signed e-PAN is a valid form of PAN. And it holds equal importance as PAN.