Easy Steps to Verify Your PAN Card (See Details)

The PAN card (Permanent Account Number) is a crucial financial identity document that serves various purposes such as filing income tax returns, opening bank accounts, and conducting financial transactions.

Reasons for PAN Card Deactivation

Your PAN card may be deactivated due to several reasons:

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Non-linking with Aadhaar Card: It became mandatory to link PAN cards with Aadhaar cards by March 31, 2023. Failure to do so could result in deactivation.

Pending PAN Card Verification: The Income Tax Department conducts periodic verifications. If verification fails, your PAN card may be deactivated.

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Non-usage: If your PAN card has not been used for transactions in the last 5 years, it might be deactivated.

Other reasons include incorrect information during PAN card application or misuse of the PAN card.

How to Check PAN Card Status

You can check whether your PAN card is active or not through various methods:

Income Tax Department Website

1) Visit the Income Tax Department website (https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/).

2) Click on ‘Know Your PAN Status’ under ‘Quick Links’.

3) Enter your PAN number, date of birth, and name as per PAN card.

4) Click ‘Submit’ to view your PAN card status.

NSDL Website

1) Visit the NSDL website (https://eservices.nsdl.com/).

2) Navigate to ‘PAN Status Enquiry’ tab.

3) Enter your PAN number and date of birth.

4) Click ‘Submit’ to check your PAN card status.

UTI PAN Service Center

Visit the nearest UTI PAN Service Centre with your PAN card and identity proof. Staff at the center can provide your PAN card status.

Through SMS

Send SMS ‘PAN <your PAN number>’ to ‘567678’ from your registered mobile number. You will receive an SMS with your PAN card status.

By using these methods, you can easily verify whether your PAN card is active or if it has been deactivated for any reason.

It is essential to ensure your PAN card remains active to continue using it for financial transactions and other purposes.

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