Ms Sinha recently applied for a PAN card as she needs it for some official work. However, quite a few days have passed since she submitted the application, and the official verification is also pending. In such a scenario, checking her PAN card status is the first thing she should do and then look for ways to complete the pending verification.
But, how can she go about it? What is the easiest and fastest way to track a PAN card application?
This article has all these answers! So, keep reading.
Apart from facilitating smooth financial transactions, a Permanent Account Number of every taxpayer also enables the Income Tax Department to track the outflow and inflow of their funds. One can apply for this unique 10-digit alphanumeric code through official websites of NSDL and UTIITSL. The same can be used for tracking the application status as well.
Both NSDL and UTIITSL websites require certain information from the PAN card applicants in order to provide such information. So, let’s dive into the procedures of tracking PAN card status.
Here is the step-by-step procedure you need to follow to track the status of your PAN card application:
Visit the online portal of NSDL to begin the process and then choose ‘PAN’ under the ‘Services’ tab.
Over there, you will find multiple options out of which you need to select ‘Know Status of Your Application’.
It will redirect you to a separate webpage, where you need to first choose your application type from the available options. Select ‘PAN – New/ Change Request’ from there.
After that, you need to submit the 15-digit acknowledgement number. Make sure you are entering the digits accurately otherwise the process will not be completed.
For the verification part, you need to enter a CAPTCHA code consisting of alphabets and digits as shown.
Lastly, click on ‘Submit’ to finally get all the information related to your PAN card application.
Just like this process, the PAN card status tracking procedure via UTIITSL website is equally time-saving and hassle-free. Refer to the following section to know the step-by-step process.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to track PAN card status on UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited website:
You need to visit the official website of UTIITSL to check this information.
On the home page, you will find the ‘PAN Card Services’ tab. You need to select the ‘Track Your PAN Card’ option from there.
Now, another page will open where you need to enter your application coupon number first. However, here you can alternatively choose to provide your PAN as well.
Next, you will find options such as date of birth (for individuals), date of incorporation, partnership/trust deed, etc. for entities. Provide any of these details.
Enter the CAPTCHA as shown there to verify all the information.
Click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the procedure and obtain your necessary information.
Other than these procedures, one can track PAN card status through other ways too. For instance, PAN card status check using Aadhaar number, phone number, etc.
By using your Aadhaar number, you can check your PAN card application status by following these simple steps:
Go to the website or e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department.
Under ‘Quick Links’, you will find several options. Select ‘Instant e-PAN’ from there.
Now, you will be redirected to a new page, where you need to click on the ‘Check Status/ Download PAN’ option.
Once you continue with it, on the next page, you will have to submit your Aadhaar number first.
The next step will be OTP verification, where you will receive a one-time password on your registered mobile number. Make sure to enter the accurate OTP to validate your identity.
Now, after submitting these details, click on the ‘Submit’ button to know your PAN card status. Here, you can also download your e-PAN.
Now, do you know the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal allows you to track your PAN card application status using your date of birth too? Find the details below.
Also read: How To Avail PAN Card Through Aadhar Card?
Follow the below-mentioned process to check the status of your PAN card application using DOB:
Go to the official website of the IT Department to start this procedure.
Now navigate to the ‘Verify Your PAN’ tab, where you need to submit your permanent account number, mobile number and date of birth.
Once you provide these details, click on ‘Continue’ to receive an OTP within 15 minutes. Enter the password, and the status of your PAN card application will be visible to you.
Now, apart from the PAN application tracking procedure, you should also be aware of the ways to check PAN transaction status.
In case you have just applied for a PAN card and paid a specific amount for that, you can check your transaction status by following these steps:
Visit the official NSDL portal and navigate to the ‘Services’ tab.
Click on ‘PAN’ from there and under ‘Quick Links’ select the ‘Know Status of Your Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking transaction for online application’ option.
Now, you can either enter the transaction number or the 15-digit acknowledgement number on the next page.
Provide additional details such as your name, date of birth or date of incorporation, etc.
Now, click on ‘Show Status’ to receive complete information regarding your PAN card payment status.
Now in case of any query, you might want to contact the officials of UTI or NSDL. Find the contact details of different branch offices in the next section.
In case you need assistance regarding your PAN card application, you can call on any of these helpline numbers of NSDL/UTI:
|Branch or City Name||Contact Information|
|Branch office of Bengaluru||(080) 4040 7106|
|Branch office of Chennai||(044) 2814 3911, (044) 2814 3917|
|Branch office of Mumbai||Toll-free: 1800 224 430, 1800 1020 990Tel: (022) 2499 4200|
|Branch office of Ahmedabad||(079) 2646 1375|
|Branch office of Jaipur||(0141) 2366 347|
|Mumbai (Investor Relationship Cell)||Toll-free: 1800 224 430, 1800 1020 990Tel: (022) 2499 4200|
|Branch office of Kochi||(0484) 2933 075|
|Branch office of New Delhi||(011) 2335 3815, (011) 2335 3814|
|Branch office of Hyderabad||(040) 4433 4178|
|Branch office of Lucknow||(0522) 6672 325|
|Branch office of Kolkata||(033) 2290 4246, (033) 2290 4243|
Also read: How to Check PAN Card Delivery Status?
Apart from these traditional ways of tracking your PAN card status online, you can also use your phone number for the same. For that, you will have to type ‘NSDL PAN’ on your message box and then the 15-digit acknowledgement number and send this to 57575. However, make sure this is the same number that you provided while filling up your application form.
As per the norms, you can track your PAN card application status online after 24 hours of submitting your application. After visiting the UTIITSL and NSDL websites, individuals need to provide certain data to obtain such information within a few minutes.
In case you receive a message mentioning that your PAN application has gotten deleted, cross-check by checking your PAN card status online. You can use either the UTIITSL or NSDL website to check that. If you are not able to check any such information, it is better to get in touch with the officials of that particular department.
As per the rules of Income Tax Act, India, every citizen must possess a single PAN card. Keeping more than one PAN card will be considered illegal. Therefore, even if you receive multiple PAN cards, make sure to hand them over to the Income Tax Department.
If you have just applied for a PAN card and while checking its status, you can see ‘Application is inward’, it means that the department has received your PAN application. However, it is still under process, and you will have to wait for a significant amount of time to receive the document.
You can definitely use the printout of your PAN card application status for opening your savings bank account. Alternatively, you can also use the acknowledgement slip copy for the same. In this regard, you must know that to open a bank account, a PAN card is not mandatory. You can use other identity documents such as your Aadhaar card or fill out Form 60 for this purpose.
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