What is E-PAN?
E-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic format by the Income Tax Department using Aadhaar e-KYC process. Hence, to avail of this facility, you must have a valid Aadhaar card.
Aadhaar based E-KYC means it is a service provided by UIDAI for verification of identity and address of Aadhaar holder. By using this facility, the Income Tax Department will issue e-PAN instantly.
This is equally valid like PAN card. Hence, you no need to bother. However, the IT Department will not issue you the separate physical PAN card. You can download the e-PAN by visiting the eFiling portal of the IT Department.
Who can apply for E-PAN?
This facility of e-PAN is applicable to resident individuals only (except minors and others covered U/S 160 of IT Act 1961). This facility is not applicable to HUF, Firms, Trusts, and Companies.
To avail of this facility, you must have Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI, and also the mobile number must be linked with Aadhaar number. Because you will receive OTP to the registered number while applying.
Your e-PAN will be generated using the data available with Aadhaar like Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and Address.
Hence, it is important for you to cross-check the Aadhaar details before applying for e-PAN.
Also, foreign nationals are not eligible to avail of this facility.
How to avail instant e-PAN online at free?
The process is completely paperless. There is no hardcopy sending process also. You have to upload the scanned image of the applicant.
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