PAN card has simplified the taxation system for the government as well as taxpayers who don’t have to carry different documents for different purposes by providing sufficient information about a person. One of the most important documents in India, every taxpayer is expected to have a PAN card. PAN card is used for a lot of financial transactions made over a fixed amount thereby bringing transparency.
If you have applied for a fresh PAN card or a duplicate one and you want to know when you will receive the card, you can check the application status and track your card online. Let us see how to go by checking your card status with the help of this guide.
Online mode of tracking the PAN card application status is one of the fastest and most popular ways of tracking. Just by following a few simple steps, you can stay up-to-date with the changes in the status of your application. You can check your PAN application status on the UTITSL or NSDL website.
You are required to keep your application number handy if you want to check your application status on UTITSL website. To know the status of the application, you should follow the steps given below:
After you submit the information, your application status will be displayed on the screen.
You can check both your application status as well as your payment status for PAN card on the NSDL portal. Follow the steps given below to complete the process:
Your PAN card application status will be displayed on the screen.
After you apply for a PAN card, it takes around 15 working days for you to receive the card. To make it easier for the taxpayers to track the status of their card and to keep them updated on what is happening, the government provides them with a 15-digit acknowledgement number after receiving their application. You can use any one of the three modes, as discussed below, to track your PAN status.
You can make a call to the TIN call centre to get an update on the current status of your PAN application. You can reach out to them on 020-27218080 and provide them with your application acknowledgement number.
You can track your application status through a specialised SMS service. All you have to do is type ‘NSDLPAN’, space and the 15-digit acknowledgement number and send it to 57575.
For example, “NSDLPAN 012345678900000” and send it to 57575
You will receive an SMS containing information about the status of your application.
You can track your application status online, on the TIN-NSDL website.
Note: It is recommended that you track your application status 3 days after it the form has been submitted. Checking the status before they may not provide an accurate result.
A PAN card is valid for your entire lifetime. The validity will not be affected by the change in your residence, change in your assessing officer, etc. However, you will have to notify the Income Tax Department about the changes in the details that you had provided while applying for the PAN card. You can opt for the option of ‘Request for a new PAN Card Or/And Changes or Correction in PAN Data” to furnish all the relevant changes. You can even change the photograph on your card.
To check the PAN card application status, you are required to have the following documents with you.
People who have applied for PAN card and have made the payment through credit card or debit card or internet banking can check their transaction status online. To check your transaction status, you will have to log on to the official TIN NSDL portal and then go to the ‘Transaction Page’ where you will receive the recent update about your PAN application. You will have to enter the transaction number which you have received after making the payment along with your name and your date of birth to check the status of your application.
[ Read: PAN Card Application Process ]
If you receive this message, there is a high possibility that the authority did not receive the application that you have submitted due to some reason.
You should immediately get in touch with the officials at the department.
A lot of people get duplicate PAN cards for the sole purpose of evading taxes. To curb this problem, the government has made it illegal for one person to possess two or more PAN cards.
In case you have misplaced or lost your application acknowledgement number, you can check your application status on the NSDL portal using your name and date of birth.