Your PAN Card is a very important document. It’s not just an identity proof. You require the PAN even for the simplest financial transactions. If you open a saving bank account, FD, RD or a demat account, you require PAN. You require PAN to invest in ELSS, PPF or NPS. PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number, allotted to you, by the income tax department.
You need to apply for PAN or even a duplicate PAN, through the Form 49A. You can find the Form 49A on the websites of NSDL, e-Mudra and UTI.
Permanent account number or PAN stands for a code that is issued by the department of income tax. It contains a 10 digit number that is unique to every individual. The numbers are a combination of digits and numbers that serves as an identity proof for individuals. Once the card is issued, it remains valid for the entire life span of the card holder. The main aim of PAN is to use a universal identification key to track the financial transactions of the card holder. This enables monitoring of the financial transactions, that might have a taxable component, to prevent tax evasion. The card is also issued to foreign nationals such as investors.
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You can track the PAN card status through NSDL. You can check the PAN card status, simply by using your name and the date of birth, 24 hours after the application has been submitted. You require the 15-digit acknowledgment number, to check the status of PAN.
STEP 1: Visit the NSDL Portal.
STEP 2: Enter the 15-digit acknowledgment number.
STEP 3: Enter your name and date of birth in the requisite format.
STEP 4: You then click “Submit” to check the PAN Card status.
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2. Check PAN status via SMS
You have applied through the NSDL Portal and you can check the PAN status via SMS. You simply type ‘NSDLPAN15-digit acknowledgment number’ and then send it to 57575. You get an SMS showing the status of your PAN application.
3. Check PAN status Online Website
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4. PAN Card status can be checked on e-Mudra
STEP 1: You must first visit the e-Mudra Portal.
STEP 2: You enter the reference number, DOB, and then make the verification, through the automated system.
STEP 3: You click on the “Submit’ button to track the status of your application.
5. PAN Card status can be checked on UTI
STEP 1: You first visit the UTIITSL website.
STEP 2: You will have to click on the link to the PAN Portal.
STEP 3: You then select the ‘Track PAN Card Application Status’ from the menu.
STEP 4: You then enter the PAN Number allotted and the requisite Captcha Text, and the current status of the PAN application will be displayed on the screen.
Online tracking of the PAN card status is one of the fastest and the most convenient ways of tracking. To stay updated with the changes made in the status of your application, you just have to follow some easy steps. There are various ways of checking the status of your application. You can check via entering your name, date of birth or by SMS or through UTITSL or NSDL website. Or if you have applied through the e-Mudra portal, you can check the status on the website.
NDSL allows you to check the PAN card status, using your name and date of birth. The status is displayed 24 hours after the submission of the application. You can also check the application status as well as your payment status on the NSDL portal. Follow the below mentioned steps to complete the process:
You can check both your application status as well as your payment status for the PAN card on the NSDL portal. Follow the steps given below to complete the process:
1. Visit the official PAN Card page on the NSDL portal
2. Select your ‘Application Type’ as ‘PAN – New / Change Request.’
3. Enter your ‘Acknowledgement Number’ in the text box
4. Enter the code shown on the screen
5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button
PAN card status can be checked by entering your name and date of birth. This method is useful in case you have misplaced or don’t remember the acknowledgment number. To check the status of your application follow the below mentioned steps:
Your application status will be displayed on the screen.
To check the status of PAN through the e-Mudra portal, follow the steps given below:
After the online submission of the application form, the status of the PAN card application can be checked after 5 to 7 days. To check status on the UTITSL website, you require the 15 digit acknowledgement number. Follow the mentioned steps to check status of your application:
After applying for the PAN card, it takes around 20 working days to receive the card. Through the acknowledgement number, you can track the status of PAN application. Other than the online services, you can track the PAN application status through specialized SMS services.
A SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number containing information on the application status.
A PAN card is a very essential document for every residing Indian citizen. The government has made it mandatory in case you want to open a bank account, buy a property, sell assets above a specified limit or rent a home. It is also required to apply for passports, to receive tax refunds or for filing income tax returns. This enables the government to monitor the financial transactions of the card holder. This reduces the chances of tax evasion. PAN card is used for a lot of financial transactions made above a fixed amount, thereby bringing transparency in financial transactions.
PAN can be applied online as well as offline. You can go through the applicable website and apply for a new PAN or for generating a duplicate PAN. This can be done from the comfort of your home. Once applied, the status of the PAN application can be checked by the methods discussed above.
The advantages of PAN card are listed below:
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