Instant PAN Through Aadhaar – How to Apply for Instant PAN?

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As announced in the Union Budget 2020, the Income Tax department has launched a facility for issuing instant PAN through Aadhaar card. Through this facility, an instant PAN card can be generated and downloaded from the income tax website.

How to apply for Instant PAN through Aadhaar card?

Applying for the PAN card is not as easy as registering a new Facebook account. You just have to fill in the basic details, provide your valid Aadhaar card number and in less than ten minutes you will get your PAN card in a soft copy. You can download the PAN card copy which holds the same value as the physical PAN card.

In this article, we will discuss how to generate an instant PAN through Aadhaar card. The process is so simple that anyone can do it by him/her self. You don’t even need to go to your CA for generating the PAN number.

The soft copy of the instant PAN is sent to your registered e-mail address with the Aadhaar card. you can use that PAN card anywhere like you use your physical PAN card. The soft copy of the PAN comes with the QR code which holds all the necessary details like your name, date of birth, father’s name and your biometrics.

The finance minister has announced that there will be a guideline for issuing the instant PAN card soon. So as said in the Union Budget 2020, the instant PAN through Aadhaar is here.

What is Instant PAN through Aadhaar?

Instant PAN through Aadhaar is the new facility introduced by the income tax department to ease the process of getting a new PAN card. It is completely free of cost and instant PAN will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the Aadhaar card. One can download and use this PAN card anywhere as it holds the same value as the physical PAN card copy.

In the process of generating the instant PAN card, you just have to give your Aadhaar card number and no other documents are required in the process. Once the Aadhaar card number is given, you will receive an OTP on the Aadhaar registered mobile number which you have to furnish during the process. After completion of the process, the soft copy of the instant PAN will be sent to the e-mail address as registered with the Aadhaar database.

The entire process will not take more than ten minutes. The PAN card is generated in an electronic format and it is known as an e-PAN card. The e-PAN card is generated in PDF format and you can get the same on your email address which you have registered with the Aadhaar database.

The requirement for generating instant PAN card through Aadhaar

  • It is completely a paperless process so you don’t have to submit/upload any document copies.
  • Applicant need to have a valid Aadhaar card
  • Applicant’s age must be 18 years +
  • Applicant’s Aadhaar card should not be already linked with any other PAN card
  • The applicant’s mobile number must be registered with the Aadhaar card
  • Applicant’s date of birth must be updated in Aadhaar card
  • The applicant should not possess any PAN number
  • Applicant’s email ID is valid and registered with the Aadhaar card

Let’s go and check the step-by-step process for generating Instant PAN card via Aadhaar card.

  • Go to Income Tax e filing website (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • On the left sidebar, you will see “Instant PAN through Aaddhaar
  • Click on the “Get new PAN” button
  • Enter your Aadhaar card number
  • Fill in the captcha and tick the confirmation box
instant PAN through Aadhaar
  • The applicant will receive an OTP on the Aadhaar registered mobile number
  • Input your OTP and submit the form
  • If your Aadhaar details are valid, you will then asked for giving your email address, which is optional
  • On the final submission, a 15 digit acknowledgment number will be generated and sent to your mobile number and e-mail address. Keep this number handy for future reference
  • That’s it, your e-PAN number is ready

How to Download Instant PAN

  • Go to Income Tax e filing website (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • On the left sidebar, you will see “Instant PAN through Aaddhaar
  • Click on the “Check Status/Download PAN” button
download instant PAN
  • Enter your Aadhaar number
  • Fill in Captcha and submit the request
  • You will get an OTP on the registered mobile number
  • Enter the OTP and submit the request
  • On the next screen, you will be able to check the status of your PAN
  • If the PAN is allocated to you, you can download the same from the download link

Benefits of Instant PAN card

  • Completely paperless process, you don’t have to submit any document
  • Instantly generate and download the PAN card
  • Receive the soft copy of the PAN card on your e-mail ID
  • Use a soft copy of the PAN card anywhere
  • the e-PAN card holds the same value as the physical PAN card
  • Get the QR code-based instant PAN card

See the format of the instant PAN card

format of e-PAN card
format of the e-PAN card

Read Also: e-PAN card

FAQs – Instant PAN through Aadhaar Card

What is a PAN?

PAN, or Permanent Account Number, is a 10-digit alphanumeric unique number. The Income-tax department issues PAN as per the Income Tax Act & Rules.

What is Aadhaar based Instant PAN?

Aadhaar based instant PAN is the facility provided by the income tax department. It is a real-time and free of cost service. the applicant just has to give his/her Aadhaar number to generate the instant PAN.

Is the instant PAN valid the same as the physical PAN card?

Yes, instant PAN card holds the same value as the physical PAN card.

Are there any charges for generating instant PAN through the Aadhaar card?

No, the service is completely free of cost.

Can I use this facility if I already have the PAN card?

No, you cannot use this facility if you already hold a valid PAN card in your name. Holding more than one PAN card is a criminal offense.

Can I apply for instant PAN if my Aadhaar card is not active?

No, you need to have a valid and active Aadhaar card in order to generate the instant PAN.

What if I do not get an OTP?

You can resubmit the Aadhaar details in order to get the new OTP.

How many times OPT can be generated?

Any number of time.

Do I need a digital signature certificate in order to generate the instant PAN?

No, you do not require it.

Do I need to scan and upload any documents?

No, you don’t have to scan and upload any document for generating instant PAN

Can we give an address different than the Aadhaar card?

No, you cannot give a different address than you have in your Aadhaar card.

Will I get a physical PAN card?

No, you will not get the physical PAN card. instant PAN card holds the same value as the physical PAN card.

In case of any query, where can I contact the income tax department?

You can mail at [email protected]

Conclusion:

This is a great service offered by the income tax department. It is useful for the people who still don’t have any PAN card and want to get the one. Getting an instant PAN through Aadhaar is a welcome move by the income tax department. Please share your user experience in the comment box below.

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