How to Download e-PAN Card Online- a Step by Step Guide

How to Download e-PAN Card Online

PAN card applicants in India can apply for an e-PAN card instead of a physical PAN card, according to the Income Tax Department of India. e-PAN works in the same way as a physical PAN card and can be used for all financial transactions and domains where a PAN is required.

An applicant can apply for an e-PAN card in a variety of ways. In this blog, we will show you several ways to apply for an e-PAN card, but first, let us provide you with a basic understanding of the e-PAN card.

What is an e-PAN Card?

The Income Tax Department of India provides an e-PAN card, also known as an electronic PAN card. The service is immediate and available to first-time taxpayers. It should be noted that an e-PAN card cannot be issued to someone who already has a physical PAN card. The following are the characteristics of an e-PAN card:

  • e-PAN can be acquired free of cost for a limited period
  • e-PAN cards are issued to individuals only and not to HUFs, trusts, organizations, businesses
  • The applicant’s Aadhaar card details are used to generate the electronic PAN Card

Who can Apply for an e-PAN Card?

An applicant must meet the following requirements to apply for an e-PAN card:

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen
  • The applicant must be an individual taxpayer, not a corporation, trust, or association
  • The applicant must have a valid Aadhaar card
  • The applicant’s mobile phone number must be linked to the Aadhaar card
  • An applicant should not have a physical PAN card 
  • An applicant must have an up-to-date Aadhaar card

How does an e-PAN Card look?

An e-PAN Card includes the following information:

  • Applicant’s name, date of birth and other details
  • QR code
  • Applicant’s biometric details like digital signature and scanned photo
  • Applicant’s father name
  • Applicant’s gender

How to Download e-PAN Card Online through UTIITSL Website?

An applicant can download e-PAN Card through UTIITSL by following the easy steps given below-

  • Visit the official website of UTIITSL
  • Select ‘Apply PAN Card’ under the section ‘For PAN Cards’
  • Click on ‘Download e-PAN’
  • Enter all the respective fields and complete the form
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number or email address
  • Enter the OTP
  • Following successful completion, an applicant will be given the option to download an e-PAN Card

How to Download an e-PAN Card using the NSDL Portal?

There are two ways to download an e-PAN Card from the official website of NSDL

1- Download e-PAN Card through Acknowledgement Number

  • Enter the acknowledgement number
  • Enter ‘Date of birth’
  • Write the captcha code and click on submit
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered email address or mobile number
  • Enter the OTP and download e-PAN Card

2. Download e-PAN Card through PAN Number

  • Enter the PAN and Aadhaar number
  • Provide the applicant’s date of birth
  • Add GSTN number (if provided)
  • Tick the guidelines and enter the captcha code
  • Click on ‘Submit’ and enter the OTP which is sent to the registered email address or mobile number
  • Download e-PAN Card

How to Download an e-PAN Card using the Income Tax Department Website?

The Income Tax Department of India allows an applicant to download e-PAN Cards. All an applicant needs to do is to follow the given instructions-

  • Login to the Income Tax Department e-filing website
  • Click on ‘Instant e-PAN’ (given at the bottom of the screen)
  • Click on ‘Get New e-PAN’
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and proceed with the following instructions
  • Enter the OTP and confirm all the given details
  • Download e-PAN Card
FAQs
Where can I apply for a PAN Card?
You need to visit the official website of NSDL and UTIITSL to apply for a PAN Card.
Is an e-PAN card a valid document?
Yes, an e-PAN card works similar to a physical PAN Card.
Can I get my PAN card through a mobile application?
Currently, there aren’t any mobile applications available to download or apply for a PAN Card.
How long does a PAN Card remain valid?
A PAN Card remains valid for a lifetime.
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