E-PAN Download

New Income Tax e-Filing Portal: How to generate Instant e-PAN?

The Income Tax department has come up with a new e-Filing portal (ITR e-filing 2.0) which is effective from 7th Jun, 2021. The new ITR e-filing 2.0 portal enables the user to download the e-PAN (Permanent Account Number) instantly.

A permanent account number is a 10 character alphanumeric number, issued by the Indian Income Tax Department, to any “person” who applies for it or to whom the department allots the number without an application.

All tax-related information for a person/company is recorded against a single PAN number. For all tax-related transactions such as TCS, TDS, Income Tax Return, etc quoting PAN is a must. This is why the PAN is considered an important KYC (Know Your Customer) document.

Read: last date of linking Aadhaar with PAN is 30th June 2021

The new Income Tax e-filing portal has introduced an easy & paperless process where you can get PAN on a near-real-time basis. And this e-PAN holds the same value as a physical PAN card, all you need is a valid Aadhaar with updated KYC details and a valid mobile number linked with your Aadhaar.

Follow the below steps to download an e-PAN card:

  1. Go to the new income tax portal at www.incometax.gov.in
  2. Scroll down the page and click on “Our services” in the extreme left
  3. Click “Instant e-PAN”
  4. Click “Get New e-PAN”
  5. Enter Aadhaar number
  6. Read terms and conditions and click on Accept button 
  7. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number
  8. Enter the OTP received
  9. Check details, enter your e-mail ID and click on the ‘Confirm’ button.
  10. You will receive an e-PAN on your given e-mail ID.
  11. Download the e-PAN PDF from your E-mail.

A person cannot hold more than one PAN. If a PAN is allotted to a person, then he cannot apply for obtaining another PAN. If a person has been allotted more than one PAN then additional PAN card(s) should be surrendered immediately.

Read: Benefits of new Income Tax E-Filing Portal

E-PAN is completely free of cost. The process is completely online, you do not need to visit to any centre.

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