The income Tax Department has introduced the online PAN Card known as the ePAN card to ease the processes related to PAN card and help the individual taxpayer get access to electronic PAN card instantly. The ePAN helps the users to get digital PAN cards while filing for income taxes and enables the Income Tax Department to track transaction and payments of taxes thus reduce corruption.
This facility is available to individual PAN applicants who have been allotted an Aadhaar number by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
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The ePAN card enables the first time taxpayers to get instant access to an electronic PAN card. The website enables to reduce the hassle of applying for PAN for the first time taxpayers. People who already have PAN cards are not eligible to get an ePAN card. The facility is free of cost and is provided for a limited period of time.
First-time taxpayers can follow the below-given steps to apply for an ePAN card:
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The applicant must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ePan card:
When you file for a PAN Card it usually takes around 15 working days to get the card issued. If you want to track your PAN Card status and confirm your candidature then you can use the 15-digit acknowledgement number provided by the Income Tax Department on the application is submitted.
To check the status of your Pan Card application you can visit the NSDL or UTI website. You can track the PAN Card application status as well as the status for correction or updating of PAN Card. You can also track the PAN card status using your acknowledgement number. The acknowledgement number is provided when you apply for a Pan card or request for updating of your PAN card details. You can also use offline methods like SMS or call their landline number to check the status of your PAN card.
The users who have applied for ePAN can download it from the UTI and NSDL websites by following the below-given process:
There are two options for download of ePAN from the NSDL website:
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