Income Tax dept. has started the online application process to generate Instant e-PAN Card. This is a simple and hassle free process and requires only Aadhaar Card 12 Digit Biometric Number for online application. Aadhar Number can be used as Identity (ID), Address and Date of Birth (D.O.B) Proof. Now people can easily apply online for Instant e-PAN at the official website incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Instant e-PAN allotment (Beta version) in near to real time is available free of cost for limited period. Individuals (other than minors) with a valid Aadhaar number (with updated Mobile number) can avail the e-PAN allotment facility. This facility is not applicable to undivided hindu families, companies and trusts.
The facility to obtain PAN Number through Aadhaar Card is on the first come first serve basis. All the individuals who does not possess a PAN Card (PAN Number) can apply online and also check status.
Apply Online for Instant e-PAN Card using Aadhaar Card Number
This is a paperless process and no physical documents are required to be sent by PAN applicant. All the details in the e-PAN Application Form must match exactly with the Aadhaar Card details as it is the sole proof in this process. Below is the complete procedure to fill the online application form for Instant e-PAN:-
- VIsit the official website incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
- At homepage, click at the “Instant e-PAN” link under ‘Quick Links’ section or directly click this link
- Read all the instructions carefully and then click at “Apply Instant e-PAN” button. Next read the guidelines and click at “Next” button for Aadhaar e-KYC” process.
- Instant e-PAN Aadhaar e-KYC Online Application Form will appear as follows:-
- Fill all the details and upload Signature (coloured with 200 DPI Resolution, JPEG Format, Max. size 10 kb and Dimension – 2*4.5 cm)
Once Aadhar e-KYC is done, then the process to apply for e-PAN will be initiated. After successful filing of e-PAN Application Form, 15 digit acknowledgement number will be generated and will be sent to the mobile number / e-mail id registered in the application form.
Check Status & Download Instant e-PAN
All the applicants can check the application status and also download the Instant e-PAN Card using the Acknowledgement Number through the link given below:-
- Instant e-PAN Status & Download Online
- Instant e-PAN Application Status & Download page will appear as follows:-
Pre-Conditions to Fill Instant e-PAN Online Application Form
Any individual must fulfill the following conditions before filling Instant e-PAN Application Form:-
— Applicants who already possess PAN Number should not apply for e-PAN.
— e-PAN facility is only applicable for Resident Individuals (Except minors and others covered under u/s of IT Act, 1961).
— This facility is also not applicable for HUF, Firms, Trusts and Companies.
— Candidate must possess a valid and active mobile number and is to be registered with Aadhaar. Aadhaar OTP is required in this process for verification (other documents not required). If not, then click this link – Verify E-Mail & Mobile Number at Aadhaar
— Aadhaar Card details like Name, Gender, Address, Mobile Number must be correct and updated as e-KYC will be done through Aadhaar Database. If not, then click at Aadhaar Card Details Updation
Instant e-PAN Card Benefits
Currently, applicants are required to fill form and submit documents to get PAN card which takes upto 15 days. Now people who wants to apply for instant e-PAN are required to enter basic details such as name, address, aadhar details. Applicants will have to verify their details using one-time password (OTP) on their registered mobile phone number.
Aadhaar already has details like address, father’s name and date of birth, so there will be no need to upload any physical document. However, applicants need to ensure that their Aadhaar details are correct as the application may get rejected in case of data mismatch.
On successful verification of Aadhar details using the OTP, the applicant will be issued a digitally signed e-PAN along with a QR code. This QR code will carry demographic data alongwith photo of the applicant. As a security measure, the information in the QR code will be encrypted to prevent forgery or digital photoshopping.
Instant e-PAN initiative is part of greater digitisation of income tax services. This facility will enable people to get PAN Card through online mode without making unnecessary visits at the office. The instant e-PAN service will be launched nationwide over the next few weeks after successful pilot test issued more than 62,000 e-PANs over 8 days. The facility would also help those with an existing PAN get a duplicate in a matter of minutes.
— For more details visit the official website https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home