PAN or Permanent Account Number is a 10 digit alpha – numeric permanent number that is issued by the Income Tax Department under the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). It also acts as a valid proof of identity. Hence, it is an extremely important document.
In case you lose your PAN card or it got stolen, you can also apply for a duplicate PAN card. In this article we will discuss in which you can get a duplicate PAN card easily.
When should you apply for a duplicate PAN card?
You can get a duplicate PAN card in circumstances such as:
ü When your card gets stolen
ü In case you have misplaced your PAN card
ü In case it got stolen or damaged
ü Or even in case you have PAN card which has inaccuracies that need to be rectified such as your name, PAN card details etc
How to get a duplicate PAN Card?
The Income Tax Department offers an extremely simple ways to apply for a duplicate PAN card. To apply you can go to the official website of Tax Information Network – National Securities Depository Limited (TIN - NSDL) of the Income Tax Department.
In case you misplace your PAN card, you are required to file an FIR and then make a request for a reprint of your PAN by providing your old PAN card number and a copy of your FIR.
How to Download PAN Card Online?
You can download your e – PAN card which holds the same value as traditional PAN card. Follow the below mentioned steps to download e – PAN card:
Steps 1 – Visit www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
Step 2 - Fill in details such as name, phone number, phone number, and email ID on form
Step 3 – Once you submit the form, the e – PAN card will be sent to you via email in PDF format
Step 4 – And then you can download the e – PAN card from your email
How to apply for a duplicate PAN card online?
Steps 1 – Visit the official site of NSDL i.e. https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.html
Step 2 - Click on ‘Apply Online’ and then you will be redirected to a new page
Step 3 – Click on ‘Application Type’ and select the third option i.e. ‘Changes or Corrections in existing PAN date / Reprint of PAN card’
Step 4 – Choose your category whether individual or company
Step 5 – Provide ‘Title’
Step 6 – Provide last name or your surname
Step 7 – Mention your first name and your middle name
Step 8 – Mention your date of birth including month, year and date
Step 9 – Also provide email address, mobile phone number and also your nationality
Step 10 – Once you have provided all the required information, you are then required to enter the captcha code and submit the form.