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How to Check Pan Card Status Online?

Keeping track of your PAN card application status is essential for timely updates and ensuring a smooth process.

  • 3,595 Views | Updated on: Jul 03, 2024

In today’s digital age, the convenience of accessing essential documents and services online has become a necessity. Among these vital documents is the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, a unique identification number issued by the Income Tax Department of India.

Key Takeaways

  • Permanent Account Number is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identifier issued by the Income Tax Department.
  • It serves as a valid proof of identification and is crucial for various financial transactions.
  • You can apply for a PAN online through authorized portals like NSDL or UTIITSL.
  • The status of your PAN card application can vary, including “Application under Process” or “Dispatched.”
  • For instant e-PAN applications, tracking can be done using your Aadhaar number on the Income Tax e-filing website.
  • Apart from online tracking, you can also track the status of your PAN card application through SMS or by calling the Tax Information Network (TIN) call center.

What is the Process for Tracking Your PAN Card Status?

You can apply online for a PAN on the websites of NSDL or UTIITSL. Both have been granted permission by the Indian government to issue PANs or to change or correct PANs on behalf of the ITD (Income Tax Department)).

Follow these steps to check NSDL PAN status online:

  • Go to the NSDL website and pick the “Form 49A (New PAN Indian Citizen)” application.
  • Carefully read the instructions on the form and fill in all the required information.
  • Pay the application fee. The fee amount depends on how you want your PAN card delivered. You can pay by credit/debit card, demand draft, or net banking.
  • You will receive a PAN card acknowledgment number once you have successfully paid the fee. This number will allow you to check the status of your application online or via email.
  • Send the required documents through courier or post to the NSDL office in Pune. Your PAN card will be processed once the documents have been received.
  • Once the NSDL has verified your application and documents, they will issue your PAN card within 15 days.

Checking the Status of Your Online Application

Once you have applied for the PAN online, you must keep a check on the status of your application. Here are points to consider to check the status of your PAN application:

Keep Your Acknowledgment Number Handy

You will receive a PAN card acknowledgement number when you apply for a new card or change an existing PAN. This number is essential for checking your PAN card status online. Make sure you keep it safe and easily accessible.

Visit the Official Website

To check your PAN card status online, you need to visit the official website of the Income Tax Department of India (https://incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/tax-services/status-of-pan-nsdl.aspx ).

Navigate to the PAN Card Status Page

On the Income Tax Department’s website, look for the “Services” or “Quick Links” section. Here, you will find an option labeled “Know Your PAN” or “PAN Card Status.” Click on this option to proceed.

Enter Your Details

You have to enter certain details on the PAN Card Status page. These details may include:

  • The acknowledgement number you received when applying for the PAN card.
  • Your full name as mentioned in the PAN card application.
  • Your date of birth as per the application.
  • The captcha code is displayed on the screen. It is to verify that you are a real user, not a bot.

Submit Your Details

After entering all the required details, carefully review them for accuracy. Once you know all the information is correct, click the “Submit” or “Check Status” button.

View Your PAN Card Status

After submitting your details, the website will process the information and display the status of your PAN card application. The possible statuses could be:

  • Application Under Process

This status indicates that the Income Tax Department is still reviewing and processing your application.

  • Dispatched

If your application has been approved, this status will show that your PAN card has been dispatched and is on its way to your registered address.

  • Invalid Acknowledgment Number

An error message will appear if you entered an incorrect acknowledgment number or made a mistake while filling out the details.

  • Not Available

This message will be displayed if your PAN card status is unavailable or there is any technical issue with the website.

Additional Actions

If your PAN card status shows that it has been dispatched, you can track the delivery through the courier service’s website using the tracking number provided. It usually takes a few days to receive the physical PAN card after it has been dispatched.

How to Track Instant e-PAN Card Status by Aadhaar Number?

Tracking Instant e-PAN Status by Aadhaar Number is as simple as following some easy steps. Here is how to track the status of your Instant e-PAN card application using your Aadhaar number:

  • Visit the Income Tax e-filing website: https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
  • Click on “Instant e-PAN” or access it directly through a link provided on the website (the specific location might change).
  • Under the “Check Status/ Download PAN” option, click on “Continue”.
  • Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and proceed by clicking “Continue”.
  • You will likely be prompted to enter a One-Time Password (OTP) received on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  • Once you enter the OTP and click “Continue”, your PAN card status will be displayed on the screen.

Note that this method only works for Instant e-PAN applications submitted through the Income Tax e-filing website.

Track PAN Card Application Status on Call and Through SMS

You can track the status of your regular PAN card application (not Instant e-PAN) by calling the Tax Information Network (TIN) call center:

  • Phone number: 020-27218080
  • Availability: 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For this method, you will need to provide your 15-digit acknowledgement number received during the application process.

If you applied for your PAN card through NSDL (now Protean), you can track the status using SMS after 3 days of applying. You just have to type “NSDL PAN” followed by your 15-digit acknowledgment number and send the SMS to 57575. You will receive an SMS response with the status of your PAN card application.

How to Apply For a New/Duplicate PAN Card?

The process of applying for a new or duplicate PAN card is simpler than applying for a new card. You to follow these simple steps:

Through NSDL

If your original PAN card application was processed through NSDL or you obtained an instant e-PAN, you can reprint it online using Aadhaar for authentication.

Through UTIITSL

Applying through UTIITSL allows you to reprint your PAN card directly through their website if your original application was processed by them.

What is the Need for PAN?

A PAN card is an essential document required for a number of official and unofficial tasks. Let us take a look at the places where it is to have a PAN card is mandatory:

For Filing Income Tax Returns

If you are an Indian resident with taxable income, you must file an income tax return annually. PAN is a mandatory field in the income tax return form.

For Opening a Bank Account

To open a bank account in India, you must provide your PAN number. This is because PAN helps the bank identify and track your financial transactions.

For Buying or Selling Immovable Property

If you buy or sell immovable property in India, you must provide your PAN number. PAN helps the government to track the transfer of property and to prevent tax evasion.

For Making Investments

If you are investing in mutual funds, shares, or other financial instruments, you must provide your PAN number. It is because PAN helps the government track your investments and ensure you are paying the correct taxes.

For Applying for a Loan

If you apply for a bank loan, you must provide your PAN number. It is because PAN helps the lender to assess your creditworthiness and to track your repayments.

Wrapping Up

A PAN card is an indispensable document for all Indian taxpayers, holding significant importance in various financial transactions and activities. This step-by-step guide will help you through the process of applying for a PAN card online and tracking its status. Remember, keeping your acknowledgement number safe is pivotal, as it allows you to access and monitor the progress of your application. The official website of the Income Tax Department serves as a reliable platform to review the status of your PAN card application, providing real-time PAN card update status.

FAQs


1

Can I track the delivery of my PAN card online after it has been dispatched?

Yes, you can track the delivery of your PAN card online through the courier service’s website using the provided tracking number.



2

Is there an alternative method to track my PAN card status if I applied for an instant e-PAN?

If you applied for an instant e-PAN, you can track the status using your Aadhaar number on the Income Tax e-filing website.



3

How long does it usually take to receive my PAN card after it has been dispatched?

It usually takes a few days to receive your physical PAN card after it has been dispatched, depending on your location and courier service.



4

What should I do if I encounter any issues while checking my PAN card status online?

If you encounter any issues, you can contact the Tax Information Network (TIN) call center or seek assistance from the designated PAN application portal.

- A Consumer Education Initiative series by Kotak Life

Amit Raje
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Amit Raje

Amit Raje is an experienced marketer who has worked in various Fintechs and leading Financial companies in India. With focused experience in Digital, Amit has pioneered multiple digital commerce in India. Now, close to two decades later, he is the vice president and head of the D2C business department. He masters the skill of strategic management, also being certified in it from IIMA. He has challenged his challenges and contributed his efforts in this journey of digital transformation.

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