During the recent linking to AADHAR and PAN . the Income Tax department has cancelled many fake PAN cards deactivated as many as 11.44 lakhs PAN cards as on July 27, and identified thousands of fake PAN cards. The deactivated PAN cards violated the principle of one PAN per person, while the fake PAN cards had been allotted to non-existent persons or were issued to people furnishing false identity details. Are you not sure about your PAN status then it is best that you check the status . If you do have multiple PANs, then you will be able to find out which of them is now valid,
How to check PAN card validity status
To check the PAN card validity online, go to the Income Tax e-Filing website, and click on the Know Your PAN button on the left side of the screen.
On the next page, fill in the details – name, status (individual, company etc.), mobile number, and so on. The mobile number has to be the same as the the one you had registered when filling the PAN card form, as you will receive the OTP on this number for user verification.
Once all the details are filled, click Submit. On the page that loads next, enter the OTP you receive on the registered phone number.
If you indeed have multiple PAN card entries matching your details, you will be asked more questions, such as name of the father.
Once you provide the requisite information, you will be able to check your PAN card validity status, as well as the number of the active PAN card, and its jurisdiction.
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