E-PAN is a digital PAN card issued by the Income-tax department.
The facility of instant PAN allotment through the Aadhaar card was officially launched after the beta version was launched in February 2020.
On May 28, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the e-PAN facility.
E-PAN contains a QR code with demographic and biometric information of the PAN cardholders. This information can be used for PAN verification purposes in offline mode.
Check here the step-by-step guide to check the status of e-PAN.
Here is how to check the status of e-PAN:
Step1: Visit the official website of e-Filing of the Income-tax department at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
Step 3: After switching to the next webpage, click ‘Check Status of PAN’.
Step 4: Fill your Aadhaar number into the given box.
Step 5: Then, enter the captcha and confirm.
Step 6: After this, you will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number.
Step 7: Now, you have to submit this OTP.
Step 8: You can see the status of your application-allotted/not allotted.
The instant PAN can be applied by visiting the official website of the e-Filing of the Income-tax department at incomtaxindiaefiling.gov.in. People can easily apply for instant PAN using Aadhaar-based e-KYC.
PAN is issued in a soft copy format, which is free of cost. It takes just 10 minutes to get an e-PAN. The e-PAN has validity equal to a PAN card (hard copy).