A Duplicate PAN Card is issued in case the Card gets misplaced, lost, damaged, or stolen. On any of these circumstances, you need to firstly lodge an FIR at the nearest police station. After this, raise a request for a duplicate PAN Card or reprint of the same by providing a copy of the FIR and old PAN. You can also reapply for a new PAN Card instead. Reprinting of PAN Card or its duplicate copy can be requested in case of damage to the document, or similar. In such case, a new card is issued but the PAN does not change.
The Chief of Central Board of Direct Taxes mentioned in the Union Budget 2019 that the Government will launch centres across the India to facilitate applications for e-PAN Card. In this post, we will discuss about things to consider before applying for a duplicate PAN Card, how to download the PAN Card online, how to apply for a duplicate PAN offline, application for PAN Card replacement in case of damage, and frequently asked questions.
You need to file an FIR on losing your PAN Card. You need to send the FIR copy and documents for a duplicate PAN Card application to the NSDL office. Here are further things to keep in mind further:
You need to visit the NSDL portal to download e-PAN Card. For this, you will require the Acknowledgement Number, date of birth, and PAN Number. Click here to access the login. Here are the further steps to download your PAN Card online with the acknowledgement number:
In this section, you have to select the mode of submitting documents for PAN Card application. You can choose from the following options:
Now, check the box wherein it states you need a physical copy of the PAN Card.
Here are the steps to get a Duplicate PAN Card offline:
Here are steps to replace a damaged PAN Card:
After making the entry, you will get the acknowledgement, which will contain details such as:
Here are the FAQs for Duplicate PAN Card:
Some of the reasons under which an individual/trust/company can apply for a duplicate PAN Card are mentioned below:
You can check the status of PAN verification after receiving the acknowledgment. You have to verify the PAN within 5 days from getting the acknowledgement. Here are steps for PAN verification through PAN number:
You can use the facility of ‘Know Your PAN’ in case you lost the PAN Card, and do not remember the PAN number. This facility is provided by the Income Tax Department, available on the same’s official website.
You do not have to link your Aadhaar number with PAN, if the PAN number has not changed.
By law, you cannot retain two PAN Cards of two other PAN Numbers. In case you have more than two PAN Numbers under a circumstance, surrender one of the it in following ways:
Here are details about who can pay for the PAN Card replacement as per the category of applicant and payment mode (Credit card/debit card/net banking):
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