Centre deactivates 11 lakh PAN cards; Here’s how you can check yours

Centre deactivates 11 lakh PAN cards; Here’s how you can check yours

In a bid to crackdown on fraudsters holding multiple PAN cards to evade taxes, the central government has deactivated around 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July 27 this year.

The move comes after the government made linking of PAN card with UIDAI-linked Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns. The government had also made Aadhaar a pre-requisite to obtain a PAN card with effect from July 1.

According to rules, a person can only have one PAN number. The government had earlier unearthed fake PAN cards where people had submitted fictitious information about themselves.

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Here’s how you can check if your PAN number is still valid:

Log on to the income tax India website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. This site is used to file income tax returns.

Click on “Know Your PAN” option available on the home page of the website in the left hand column called ‘Services’.

On the “Know your PAN” page, enter your surname, first name, PAN status, gender, Date of Birth and the mobile number used to register the PAN card.

Ensure that you enter the registered mobile number on this page. After filling out the details, click on “Submit” option. The system will send an OTP to the registered mobile number and the page will ask for the same to validate.

In case, you have multiple PAN numbers registered with your details, a notice will pop up saying, “There are multiple records for this query. Please provide additional information.” You will be directed to a new page to notify about the validity of the PAN card.

If your PAN card is valid, it will be shown as “Active”.



Source by businesstoday..