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.
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.
Here are the ways through which you can verify PAN online:
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.
Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online through PAN number:
Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online with Aadhaar number:
Here are the ways you can do PAN verification online by date of birth and name:
Here are the details that will display on PAN Card verification:
|Details You Will See
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
|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.
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:
Here are the charges applicable for online PAN Verification:
|File and Screen-Based
|Software (API) Based
|Free PAN verification per day (as per the cumulative number of PANs verified in a financial year)
|Up to R.s 750
|Total Registration/Annual Charges
|Goods and Services Tax (@18%)
|Initial Advance (Inclusive of GST)
|Charges over free PANs verification (excluding GST)
|Above Rs. 750 the following charges will apply as per Table No 1
|Charges will be as per that in the following Table No 2
|Table No 1
|Number of PAN details in the file
Here are the details required for Digital Signature Certificate:
Here are the details and related paperwork required for an organization:
Here are the details required for payment:
Here is a list of entities eligible for PAN verification and services:
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:
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
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.