The instant PAN allotment through Aadhaar facility has been launched formally. Now, people can apply for instant PAN using Aadhaar-based e-KYC. The facility is now available for all those Permanent Account Number (PAN) applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar
number and have a mobile number registered in the UIDAI database.

PAN is issued in PDF format to applicants, which is free of cost. Note that while the facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC was launched formally recently, its ‘Beta version’ on a trial basis has been on the income tax e-filing website since February.

The applicant is required to type in their valid Aadhaar number and submit the OTP generated on the registered mobile number. Once the process is complete, a 15-digit acknowledgement number is generated. Once the request is submitted, the applicant can check the status of the request at any time by providing her/his valid Aadhaar number and on successful allotment can download the PAN. The applicant will also receive a copy of the PAN in the e-mail id registered with the Aadhaar database.

Salient points of this facility:
  1. The applicant should have a valid Aadhaar which is not linked to any other PAN.
  2. The applicant should have his mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  3. This is a paperless process and applicants are not required to submit or upload any documents.
  4. The applicant should not have another PAN. Possession of more than one PAN will result in a penalty of Rs 10,000 under section 272B(1) of the Income-tax Act.

How to apply for instant PAN?

To apply for PAN, please visit the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)

Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.

Click the link- 'Get New PAN'.

Fill in your Aadhaar in the space provided, enter the captcha and confirm.

The applicant will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar mobile number; submit this OTP in the text box on the webpage.

After submission, an acknowledgement number will be generated. Keep this acknowledgement number for future reference.

On successful completion, a message will be sent to the applicant's registered mobile number and e-mail id (if registered in UIDAI & authenticated by OTP). This message specifies the acknowledgement number.

How to check PAN card status:
  • Go to the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department. (Url: https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar' and click the link- 'Check Status of PAN'.
  • Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  • Check the status of the application- whether PAN is allotted or not.

How to download PAN?
  • To download PAN, please go to the e-Filing website of the Income-tax Department.
  • Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.
  • Click the link- 'Check Status of PAN'.
  • Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  • Check the status of application- whether PAN is allotted or not.
  • If PAN is allotted, click on the download link to get a copy of the e-PAN pdf.

It is worth mentioning that citizens are mandated to link their PAN card with Aadhaar by June 30 this year, failing which the PAN card will become inoperative. The tax department has also allowed all income tax payers to use their Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN.

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