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Forgot your PAN? Here's how you can find it online

Forgot your PAN? Here's how you can find it online

Forgot your PAN? Here's how you can find it online
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By Anshul  Aug 22, 2020 7:24:10 PM IST (Updated)

Permanent Account Number or PAN card, issued under the Income Tax Act, contains a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code.

Permanent Account Number or PAN card, issued under the Income Tax Act, contains a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code. Apart from serving as a valid document of identity proof, it is considered as an important document for financial transactions and filing income tax returns.

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Hence, losing PAN card would mean a major loss.
However, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) offers the option of getting a duplicate copy in case of theft or loss of PAN card. Online application to obtain a PAN can be made through its website. NSDL e-Gov has been entrusted by Income Tax (I-T) department for acceptance and processing of PAN applications.
In these cases, the customer needs to remember his/her PAN. Now, what happens if the user forgets it?
Well, there’s a way out to find it too.
In order to know the PAN after the card is lost, follow these steps, according to BankBazaar:
Step 1:
Visit incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home
Step 2: Click on ‘Know Your PAN’
Step 3: Fill in the details asked for and ‘Submit’
Step 4: Enter the OTP sent on the mobile number
Step 5: Click on ‘Validate’. In the corresponding screen, the PAN, name, jurisdiction etc are displayed
After this, the customer can apply for duplicate PAN with these steps:
Step 1: Log on to the website onlineservices.nsdl.com
Step 2: Now, select on services and select the PAN option
Step 3: Click on apply under reprint of PAN card
Step 4: Fill the form and mention information including Permanent account number, email id, mobile number, etc. Aadhhar number can be used for auto-update of address
Step 5: Now, select the mode of submission. One can submit digitally through e-KYC and e-sign.
Step 6: Make the required payment through net banking. debit/credit card or demand draft
Step 7: A 15-digit acknowledgment number will be generated on submission. This can be used to track the status of the PAN application
While submitting the PAN application form, applicants have to indicate whether a physical PAN card is required. If the applicant opts for a physical PAN card, then the card is printed and dispatched at the communication address. The e-PAN card in PDF format is dispatched at the e-mail ID mentioned in the PAN application form if the same is provided.
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