PAN Card Verification

PAN Card Verification is a service by the Income Tax Department. You can verify PAN online through facilities such as screen-based, NSDL through file format, and API. This is solely an online service carried out by the NSDL e-governance Infrastructure Limited or the UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited. Only certain entities can avail the service of online PAN Card verification. The procedure for the same can be initiated by self or someone on your behalf after submitting a few documents and details.

  • The verification facility for PAN Card is available for a year.
  • You can renew the same on a yearly basis
  • The verification renewal charges are Rs. 12,000. This fee is including the Goods and Services Tax.

In this post we will discuss about ways to verify PAN online, PAN verification through PAN number, Aadhaar number, date of birth and name, details displayed on verification and alerts, charges for PAN verification, documents required for verification, eligibility criteria, and frequently asked questions.

Which Are the Ways for PAN Card Verification Online?

Here are the ways through which you can verify PAN online:

  • Verify PAN on NSDL Through a File Format: You have to login to your NSDL account. Then upload a file with PAN details. You can provide details of up to 1000 PANs as per the format and structure by the NSDL e-governance. You will receive the verification details within 24 hours of submitting the accurate PAN details and file format. If you upload a wrong file, then the screen will show a rejection message.
  • Screen Based Verification: You have to login on e-filing portal. You can provide maximum of five PANs on the screen. So, submit your PAN details to verify the same here.
  • Verify PAN Through API: You can verify your PAN Card through a verification website. This site is reached from a software application.

NOTE: If you wish to change the type of facility (File/Screen/API based) for PAN online verification, then drop a request on a letterhead to your company. The letter should be signed/attested by the authorized signatory along with your user identity.

Verify PAN Card Through PAN Number

Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online through PAN number:

  • Go to the income taz e-Filing portal for PAN verification.
  • Click ‘Verify your PAN details. This option is available in the Quick links section.
  • Now on the redirected page, provide your PAN Number.
  • Fill other details such as your date of birth, full name, etc.
  • Pick a status as applicable.
  • Verify further through a Captcha code in an image.
  • Click ‘Submit’ to complete the PAN verification online.

PAN Card Verification Through Aadhaar Number

Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online with Aadhaar number:

  • Go to the income tax e-Filing portal for PAN verification.
  • Click ‘Link Aadhaar’ from the Quick Links section.
  • Now on the redirected page, select ‘Click here’. This will show the status of Aadhaar-PAN linking.
  • The system will take you to a new page to verify PAN online.
  • Provide your Aadhaar Number and PAN Card Number
  • Click ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.
  • Now on the screen, you will be able to see the Aadhaar Number as well as online PAN verification information.

Verify PAN Through Date of Birth and Name

Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online by date of birth and name:

  • Visit the e-filing service link here.
  • Provide accurate details of your name and date of birth.
  • Enter the PAN number, full name, and date of birth in (DD/MM/YY) format.
  • Pick a status from the options presented in a box.
  • Click ‘Submit’ to complete the PAN verification by name and date of birth.

Which Details Show on Verification of PAN Card?

Here are the details that will display on PAN Card verification:

PAN Card Details You Will See
Valid PAN PAN status
PAN holder name
Last date of PAN update
*Name printed on PAN Card
*Aadhaar Seeding status
Deactivated or Deleted It will display as either ‘Marked as Deactivated’ or ‘Deleted’, respectively. No other details will show
Valid PAN with events such as acquisition, merger, etc. PAN status + event
PAN holder name
Last date of PAN update
*Name printed on PAN card
Fake PAN It will display as ‘Marked as Fake’. No other details will show
PAN not found in database It will display as ‘Not present in the ITD database’

NOTE : If you do PAN verification with DCT (Department of Commercial Taxes), other fields will also display in response. These fields are Date of Birth and Father’s Name. *The name on PAN Card will display as per the records of Income Tax Department database. If this field is nil, then it means no information is available of this record with the Department. *Only the PANs with ‘E’ status will show the Aadhaar Seeding status.

Alerts for PAN Card Verification

You will receive alerts on verifying PAN online. These alerts will be sent as email and SMS. Alerts will be sent for the below given information:

  • You will receive an acknowledgement by email on successful registration.
  • You will also get a notification on registration rejection and reason for rejection.
  • DSC Update email/SMS.
  • Alerts are sent when a user ID is generated for the service.
  • An email is sent if your PAN verification account has insufficient balance.
  • SMS/email alert is sent for the renewal facility. You will also get the tax invoice for the payment mode.
  • You will also get notification two months in advance for the PAN verification renewal.
  • An intimation is sent if you add an advance amount to the PAN verification account with Tax Invoice.
  • You will also get an alert for the due date of Digital Signature Certificate’s expiry.

Charges for PAN Verification Online

Here are the charges applicable for online PAN Verification:

Charges File and Screen-Based Screen-Based Software (API) Based
Free PAN verification per day (as per the cumulative number of PANs verified in a financial year)
File-Based Screen Based
NA Rs. 750
Up to R.s 750 Rs. 750
Total Registration/Annual Charges Rs. 14,160 Rs. 14,160 Rs. 14,160
Goods and Services Tax (@18%) Rs. 2,160 Rs. 2,160 Rs. 2,160
Initial Advance (Inclusive of GST) As required NA As required
Charges over free PANs verification (excluding GST) Above Rs. 750 the following charges will apply as per Table No 1 NA Charges will be as per that in the following Table No 2

File-based PAN Card Verification Charges

Table No 1
Number of PAN details in the file Charges
Slab 1 Slab 2 Slab 3 Slab 4
@0.30 @0.25 @0.15 @0.05
Rs. 60 Rs. 50 Rs. 30 Rs. 10
Rs. 120 Rs. 100 Rs. 60 Rs. 20
Rs. 180 Rs. 150 Rs. 90 Rs. 30
Rs. 240 Rs. 200 Rs. 120 Rs. 40
Rs. 300 Rs. 250 Rs. 150 Rs. 50

Documents Required for PAN Card Verification

Here are the details required for Digital Signature Certificate:

  • Certifying authority’s name
  • Digital Signature Certificate’s class
  • Serial Number of Digital Signature Certificate

Here are the details and related paperwork required for an organization:

  • Entity’s TAN and PAN
  • Entity’s name
  • Entity’s contact details
  • Entity’s personal details
  • Entity’s category

Here are the details required for payment:

  • Payment mode
  • Payment amount
  • Number of instruments

Eligibility for PAN Verification

Here is a list of entities eligible for PAN verification and services:

  • Commodity Exchange
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Goods and services tax networks
  • KYC Registration Agency (KRA)/Central KYC Registry
  • Companies as well as Government that file TCS and TDS return
  • Central and State Government Agencies
  • Commercial Taxes department
  • Depositories
  • Clearing Corporations
  • Companies that have to submit Annual Information Return
  • Income Tax Projects
  • Stock Exchange
  • Mutual Funds
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Insurance Repository
  • Educational Institutions set up by the Regulatory Bodies
  • Banks
  • Non-Banking Financial enterprises approved by RBI
  • Other entities that have to submit Annual Information Return

Frequently Asked Questions about PAN Verification Online

Here are the PAN Verification FAQs:

You can only verify PAN online. There is no offline method for the same.

The time taken for approval depends on the discretion of Income Tax Department.

Here are the documents required:

  • Terms and Conditions on the company’s letterhead
  • Regulatory body issued a copy of license/certificate or two copies stamped and signed by an authorized entity)
  • Declaration by Entities (Two copies stamped signed by an authorized entity)
  • An authorization letter on company’s letterhead
  • PAN card copies of entity (2 copies stamped and signed by an authorized entity)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (2 copies stamped and signed by an authorized entity)
  • DD or Cheque of the required amount in the favor of ‘NSDL – TIN’

Register for the online facility on the NSDL e-Gov portal. Provide your Digital Signature Certificate and organizational details, along with that for payment. You have to also submit supporting documents n the below given address:

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
Online PAN Verification Team
1st floor, Times Tower
Kamala Mill Compound
Senapati Bapat Marg
Lower Parel
Mumbai – 400 013.

In case the IT-Department rejects the application, you will get the refund. But you will not receive a refund if your application is approved and you do not wish to avail the PAN verification online facility for some reason.