How to do PAN Verification in Few Easy Steps?

How to do PAN Verification

Online PAN verification or ‘Know Your PAN’ is a facility given to taxpayers and individuals who wish to check the authenticity of their PAN Card. A person can check the applicant’s PAN card authenticity on his/her behalf provided that the person should have all the necessary details. The Income Tax Department of India has authorized NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited to provide PAN Card verification services.

In this blog, we will explain how to do PAN verification easily. Before that, let us provide you with the list of people/entities who can avail PAN Card verification facility. 

Who can Opt for a PAN verification Facility?

The following individuals/entities can apply for PAN verification-

  • Banks
  • Insurance company
  • Insurance Web Aggregators
  • Companies and Government deductor
  • Non-Banking Financial Companies approved by RBI
  • DSC issuing Authorities
  • Credit Information companies approved by RBI
  • Department of Commercial Taxes
  • Goods and Services Tax Network
  • KYC Registration Agency
  • Prepaid Payment Instrument Issuers approved by RBI
  • Housing Finance Companies
  • Insurance Repository
  • Depository Participants
  • Payment And Settlement System Operators authorized by RBI
  • Educational Institutions established by Regulatory Bodies
  • Any entity that requires to furnish Annual Information Return/Statement of Financial Transactions
  • Mutual Funds
  • Credit card companies/Institutions
  • Government Agencies (State/Central)
  • Stock Exchanges/Clearing Corporations/Commodity Exchanges
  • Reserve Bank of India

Ways to do Online PAN Verification

There are 3 ways to do online PAN verification- 

Screen-based PAN Card Verification

Screen-based PAN Card verification method allows an applicant to verify at least 5 PAN Cards at once. An applicant needs to follow the given instructions-

  • Log to your account on the Income Tax Department e-filing website
  • Enter all the PAN Card details
  • Click on ‘Submit’ to view PAN Card details

File-based PAN Card Verification

File-based method of PAN Card verification allows an applicant to verify 1,000 PAN Cards at once. Generally, organizations and Government agencies opt for this method. Following are the steps that an applicant should follow to verify PAN Cards- 

  • Log in to your account on the Income Tax Department e-filing website
  • Upload the file as per the given instructions
  • Click on ‘Submit’
  • PAN Card details will be generated within 24 hours

*It is to be noted that the website might reject the file if it is not uploaded in the specified format

API-based PAN Card Verification

An applicant can verify the PAN Card details on verification sites by using a software application. 

How to do PAN Verification in Few Easy Steps?

An applicant can do PAN verification in three ways- 

  • PAN verification by date of birth and name
  • PAN verification by AADHAAR number
  • PAN verification by PAN number

PAN Verification by Date of Birth and Name

An applicant needs to go through the following steps to do PAN verification swiftly- 

  • Log in to the official Income Tax Department e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in)
  • Select ‘Verify Your PAN’
  • Enter the required details and click on ‘Continue’
  • You will be redirected to another page to verify PAN details
  • Follow the given instructions and check your PAN status

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PAN Verification by Aadhaar Card

Below are the steps an applicant should follow to verify PAN details- 

  • Visit the official Income Tax Department e-filing website (updated as www.incometax.gov.in)
  • Click on ‘Link Aadhaar’ under the section ‘Our Services’
  • Enter the details under ‘Link Aadhaar Status’
  • Check ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’
  • The details will be provided on the screen

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PAN Verification by PAN Number

A PAN number can also be used to verify PAN details. An applicant can follow the given instructions to do PAN verification- 

  • Visit the official Income Tax Department e-filing website
  • Click on ‘Verify Your PAN Details’
  • Enter all the details and click on ‘Continue’
  • Your  PAN verification status will be displayed on the screen

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What are the Documents Required for Online PAN Card Verification?

Following is the list of documents an organization needs to submit for online PAN Card verification-

Organizational Details

  • PAN and TAN of the entity
  • Name of the entity
  • Personal details of the entity
  • Contact details of the entity
  • Category of the entity

Payment Details

  • Mode of payment
  • Payment amount
  • Number of instrument 

Signature Details

  • Serial number of digital signature certificate
  • Name of the certifying authority
  • Class of digital signature certificate

Read also- ‘Documents required for PAN card

FAQs
Who all are eligible to do online PAN verification?
Individuals, organizations, companies etc can do online PAN verification.
Can I send documents through email to apply for a PAN Card?
No, the required documents to apply for a PAN Card cannot be sent through email.
Do I need to write a full name for PAN Verification?
Yes, a taxpayer needs to write the full name for PAN verification.
How can I check my PAN details online?
A taxpayer can check PAN card details on the official e-filing website of the Income Tax Department.
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