ePAN is a virtual PAN card that carries the PAN data of the cardholder. It may be downloaded from either the NSDL or the UTIITSL portals. It holds the cardholder’s PAN and may be used for any e-verification that requires a PAN card.
A PAN card, also known as an e-PAN card, is an important document for an individual or company. The PAN keeps track of all financial transactions associated with the account. If an individual owns a business or an organization, separate PAN cards must be issued for the individual and the individual’s business or organization. Almost every type of financial transaction is hampered in the absence of a PAN card. In today’s world, having a PAN card is required to establish a bank account.
If a person is found to have more than one PAN card in his or her name, he or she may be fined Rs. 10000.
ePAN may be acquired from the NSDL and UTIITSL portals online. Applicants who previously applied for a PAN using the NSDL portal can now get an ePAN from the same site. If they wish to download the ePAN through the UTI site, they must first apply for a PAN card reprint through the UTIITSL site, or they will be unable to get the ePAN. The same is true for UTI portal candidates.
All new applicants or applicants who have asked for a change in the PAN data within one month after the issuing of the PAN can get ePAN for free. For each download request, UTIITSL levies an extra price of Rs. 8.26 (including taxes). This payment may be made online, and the applicant can access the ePAN whenever he wants.
There are two ways to download the ePAN from the NSDL portal:
Using the Acknowledgement Number, download ePAN (https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/MPanLogin.html). PAN may be used to download ePAN (https://www.myutiitsl.com/PAN ONLINE/ePANCard).
UTIITSL is an alternate gateway via which applicants may apply for new PAN cards or make changes to existing PAN cards. Applicants who applied through UTIITSL can access their ePAN online. There is no additional price if the ePAN is downloaded within 30 days of the PAN card’s issue.
The ePAN may be downloaded from the UTIITSL site by following the steps outlined below:
Step 1: Go to UTIITSL’s ePAN downloading webpage.
Step 2: Enter the necessary information, such as PAN, date of birth/incorporation, GSTIN (optional), and security code, and then apply.
Step 3: Verify that the mobile number and email address stated against the PAN are accurate, then input the security code and check the declaration box. The user is given the choice of sending the OTP to a cell phone number, and email address, or both. An OTP is sent to the specified source.
Step 4: Enter the OTP and press the submit button.
Step 5: If the PAN issuance duration exceeds one month, the customer will be requested to pay Rs. 8.26 online.
Step 6: If the processing is completed, the user will be able to get the ePAN online.
Q1. Is the ePAN a legal document?
An ePAN card is just as legitimate as a traditional PAN card. Both are the same document, but they are distributed in different ways.
Q2. What is the cost of downloading an ePAN card?
An applicant can obtain the ePAN card for free within the first month following the issuing of the new/modified PAN card. Following that, UTIITSL applicants will be charged Rs. 8.26 for each ePAN card downloaded.
Q3. Is there a PAN card download app available?
There is no such thing as PAN card download software. To get ePAN, go to either the NSDL or the UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited websites.
Q4. Is it possible to obtain an e-PAN Card without providing an Acknowledgement Number?
Yes, you can download an e-PAN card without an acknowledgment number by entering your PAN number, Aadhaar number (only for individuals), and other details such as date of birth and GSTIN (optional) and have applied for an e-PAN for more than 30 days through NSDL e-Governance and/or the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal.
Q5. How can I get an e-PAN Card if I don’t have a PAN Number?
To get an e-PAN without a PAN Number, a duplicate PAN Card may be downloaded from the Income Tax Department’s official website, www.incometaxindia.gov.in.