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PAN Card Verification - How to Check it?



A user can access his/her PAN Card data through multiple avenues. The government has introduced online web portals to help card holders find PAN related details easily. The online process of PAN card verification is simple and user friendly and is aimed at making the verification process convenient to users.

What is PAN Card?

PAN card is a unique identification number provided by the income tax department. It is a code that acts as identification for individuals, families, companies or corporates who are liable to pay income tax to the government. It is a unique code which is a combination of alphabets and numbers. It serves as proof of identity and can be used as a valid document for various verification purposes. Once the PAN card is issued, it remains valid for the entire life of the PAN card holder. The PAN card is issued by the income tax department in order to prevent tax evasion by individuals or entities.

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Types of PAN Card Verification:

There are three types of online processes for the verification of PAN card online. They are as follows:

  • Screen based PAN verification: In this process, the users have to first log in to the website. The PAN card details will be displayed.
  • File based PAN verification: in this process the users have to login first and then they can upload files.
  • Software based PAN verification: this is a software application that provides the users with an online facility to make PAN card verification through a verification site.

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Pan Card Verification Process online:

The PAN card verification process is a facility that is provided to certain users or entities for verifying the PAN cards online. The PAN card can be verified by providing accurate details of the user or the PAN card holder.  The Income Tax Department has launched an online platform for the PAN card verification service to help users or entities with verification process. The income tax department has launched this portal and there are three modes through which one can verify their PAN.

To use the online PAN verification facility, one can verify the permanent account number. This facility is also known as “know your PAN”. The process of verifying PAN is as follows:

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PAN Verification Eligibility:

The entities that are eligible for the PAN card verification online are categorised below:

  • Banks
  • Non Banking Financial Companies
  • Insurers
  • Insurance web aggregators
  • Insurance repository
  • Credit card company
  • Depository participants
  • Mutual funds
  • record keeping agency of NPS
  • DSC issuing authorities
  • Credit information companies
  • Education institutes
  • KYC registration authorities
  • Companies
  • Depositories
  • Government agencies
  • Reserve bank of India
  • GST networks
  • Department of commercial taxes
  • Income tax projects
  • Stock exchanges
  • Entities who furnish annual information return

PAN verification by PAN number:

To verify PAN card online by using the PAN number follow the steps given below:

  • Log on to the official website of NSDL PAN Card financial service.
  • Enter your existing PAN card number.
  • Enter the security code
  • Click on submit.
  • The PAN verification status will be displayed on the screen

You will have to check the verification status within 5 days of receiving the acknowledgement.

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What is UTI PAN?

PAN card is issued by UTI and NSDL on behalf of the income tax department. UTI PAN simply means the PAN card that is issued by UTI. The UTI is one of the largest financial service providers in the nation. The UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) was established in the year 1993 and are owned by the government and provide outsourcing and technology services to the Government’s financial sectors.

Verify UTI PAN:

The steps to verify UTI PAN are given below. The UTI PAN verification should be made within 5 days from the date of acknowledgement:

  • Visit the official website of UTI PAN and log on to it.
  • Select the application type and confirm whether it is a reprint or new application.
  • In case you want to reprint the PAN card, enter your PAN number.
  •  In case you are filing for a new application, enter the coupon number of application.
  • Click on submit and enter the security code that is displayed.
  • The page will display your PAN verification status.

PAN verification by name and date of birth:

To verify PAN using the name and date of birth, follow the steps given below:

  • The user must visit the official e-filing website and sign in
  • After the sign up, the user must provide accurate details to sign in.
  • Click on “know your PAN” and a screen would be displayed.
  • Enter the name and date of birth in the specified format.
  • While entering the name, enter the surname first and then the name.
  • The date of birth must be compulsorily provided for maintaining privacy and security of the user’s account.
  • The details you will receive are PAN card number, first name, middle name, surname, jurisdiction and remarks that state if the card is active or inactive.

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