Every PAN allotted by the Income Tax Department is valid for a lifetime. There are instances where one can lose the PAN Card, or it can even be stolen, and in certain situations, it could be damaged. In such cases, the Income Tax Department issues a duplicate PAN Card on request.
When a request for the duplicate PAN Card is raised, the PAN details and number remain the same without a change, only a new PAN Card is issued, and all the other information remains as it was in the lost/stolen, or damaged PAN. The Income Tax Department has made it very easy to get a duplicate PAN Card. Here is how you could get it done.
A duplicate PAN card is a document issued by the income tax department to a PAN bearer when the card is lost, misplaced, or damaged. People frequently expose crucial papers to various threats daily and then question how to recover them. The Income Tax Department has made it quite simple to obtain a duplicate PAN card. Let's see how it goes.
Because people frequently carry their PAN cards in their wallets or pockets, they will probably be lost if their wallet/purse is stolen. Multiple applications to the department are fairly prevalent in India.
In case of theft, an FIR of theft needs to be filed, and a copy of the FIR needs to be sent along with the application and other supporting documents.
There are several instances where people leave the card somewhere and then are unaware of where they keep it.
The sole option for any type of damage to the current PAN card needs to be led to the PAN Card reprint.
Obtaining a duplicate PAN card is a straightforward process. The application can be submitted via the official website, TIN-NSDL, or in paper form to the NSDL’s PAN services unit. Online duplicate card applications save a significant amount of time and money.
Let’s have a look at how to get a duplicate PAN Card-
The following are the documents needed to apply for lost PAN card-
You can track the status of your offline or online application for a duplicate PAN card by following the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Go to the TIN-NSDL website to check the status of duplicate PAN cards.
Step 2: Select 'PAN-New/Change Request' from the 'Application Type' drop-down box.
Step 3: Enter your confirmation number and security code.
Step 4: Press the 'Submit' option.
The status of the duplicate PAN card application will be displayed on the following screen. If you choose the paperless option for acquiring this document, you can also download a duplicate PAN card copy online.
To download missing PAN cards online, follow these step-by-step instructions.
Step 1: Go to the TIN-NSDL website first.
Step 2: Enter the acknowledgment number you obtained after completing the online duplicate PAN card application.
Step 3: Click the 'Generate OTP' button to complete the process.
Step 4: Enter the OTP that was issued to your cell phone. After that, click 'Validate.'
Step 5: To obtain your e-PAN card, select the 'Download PDF' option.
If you can't recall your application acknowledgment number, you can still download the document with your Aadhaar card.
It is illegal to carry more than one PAN card. A penalty of Rs. 10,000 is imposed on anyone who holds more than one PAN card. As a result, if you have more than one PAN card, you must surrender the duplicate PAN card immediately by carefully following the instructions-