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Know Your PAN

Checking PAN Card

Last Updated 12th Apr 2021

Know your PAN Card

Permanent Account Number or PAN is a unique alpha-numeric account number for a person in the Income Tax Department. The PAN assists in tracking taxable financial transactions of individuals and as well as of organizations. The Income Tax Department of India issues and monitors the Permanent Account Number under the 139 section of Income Tax Act of 1961. It is not a statutory mandate; however, it is required for availing many services from opening a bank account to filing for Income Tax Refund claim. 

Checking PAN card via the Income Tax e filing portal is an effortless job. The PAN verification service provided by the portal can be used to track down fake PANs. One can search the PAN and verify PAN details in a few steps on the e-filling website of the Income Tax Department

Know Your PAN Number by Name and DOB

The e-filling portal of the Income Tax earlier provided an option named ‘Know Your Pan’ that could be used to view the PAN number. All one needed to do was log in to the website and enter the respective name and date of birth. However, the website does not display the option anymore. In order to know your PAN by name and date of birth, you will be required to complete the PAN verification first and then enter your name along with the date of birth.

Following is the process to verify PAN and then tracking it down by entering name and DOB.

  • Land on the IT e-filling portal,
  • On the left bar of the page, in the ‘Quick Links’ section, tap on ‘Verify Your Pan Details’ and move to the screen of ‘Verify Your Pan’.
  • On the ‘Verify Your PAN” page, enter the following personal details.
    • PAN
    • Full Name
    • Date Of Birth (select from the calendar)
    • Status (select from the drop-down menu)
  • Type in the ‘Captcha Code’ as shown in the image and tap on ‘Submit’.

You will be able to know your PAN number after following the above-mentioned steps. The page will show, ‘Your PAN is Active and the details are matching with the PAN database. However, if the information you provided is incorrect, the page will display this message, “No record found for the given PAN’. The above-mentioned process is now known as know your PAN by name and DOB. The previous procedure and the current procedure require the same information.

Know Your NSDL PAN Card Details from Income Tax Website

PAN number search can be done online on the official website of Income Tax using the steps mentioned below:

  • Get to the Income Tax Website( and log in.
    • If you are new to the portal, register yourself by clicking on ‘Register Yourself’ on the top right corner of the page.
    • If you are a registered user, tap on ‘Login Here’ located below ‘Register Yourself’.
  • Once logged in, go to ‘Profile Settings’ and click on the option of ‘My Account’.
  • The page will display your PAN card details along with the PAN number.

As mentioned above, you will have to be a registered user for checking PAN card on the website of Income Tax. You can get yourself registered by following these steps.

  • Tab on ‘Register Yourself’.
  • Choose ‘User Type’ to get the Registration Form.
  • Fill up the Registration Form with valid details.
  • Type in the OTP received via mail or SMS and the process will be completed.

How to Track PAN Card Status?

Once you have applied for your PAN card, it can take up to 15 days for generating the PAN card. Meanwhile, you can know your PAN application status by using the 15 digit acknowledgment number you received after making the application.

You can check PAN Card status in the following ways:

  • Through SMS
  • Through Call
  • Through NSDL website

Track PAN Card Status via SMS Facility

To know your PAN number status via SMS facility, follow these two steps.

  • Enter NSDL PAN together with the 15-digit acknowledgement number received while making the PAN application.
  • Send the SMS to 57575 and receive the current status to the same mobile number via SMS.

How to Track PAN Status through Call?

Track your PAN status via call, follow these steps.

  • Dial 020-27218080.
  • Provide the acknowledgement number consisting of 15 digits.

What are the steps to checking PAN card online?

You can track your application status online by visiting their official PAN card website TIN-NSDL ( Take the option of ‘Status Track’ located in the ‘PAN Application’ section. After this, follow these steps:

  • On the new page click on ‘Track Status of your PAN/TAN Application online’.
  • In the next step select application type as ‘PAN – New/Change Request’ from the drop-down menu in front of ‘Application Type’.
  • Now, enter the ‘Acknowledgement Number’ and follow it up by entering the captcha.
  • Lastly, click on ‘Submit’ to get the status of your PAN application.

PAN Transaction Status

The PAN transaction status is subject to concern for those using online payment methods. To track transaction status, visit the official website of NSDL and go to ‘Transaction Status’.

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When should one check the PAN status?

One should check the PAN status after 5 days from receiving the 15-digit acknowledgement number or 10- digit UTI coupon.

What is required to check the PAN status?

The following is required to check PAN status.

  • 15-digit acknowledgment number (in case the PAN application has been made via NSDL).
  • 10-digit UTI coupon number (in case the PAN application has been made via UTI).

Who can check the PAN Status?

Anyone having applied for a PAN card can check the PAN status online or offline using their acknowledgement number or UTI coupon number.

Can an applicant check his/her PAN status through name?

Yes, one can check his or her PAN status through his or her name on the IT e-filing portal. However, the process has been changed recently. Currently, one has to complete PAN verification before viewing the status using the name.

How can I know my PAN number by name and date of birth?

You can check your PAN number from name and date of birth online in the following steps.

  • Go to the IT e-filling portal.
  • Tap on ‘Verify Your Pan Details’.
  • Enter the required data on the next page.
  • Type in the ‘Captcha Code’ and tap on ‘Submit’.

How can I know my mobile number from a PAN card?

You can check your mobile number from a PAN card online in the following steps.

  • Login to the e-filling portal of Income Tax.
  • Go to ‘My Profile’ and then to ‘Contact Details’.
  • The ‘Contact Details’ will contain all details, including the registered mobile number.

Can I see my PAN card online?

Yes, you can see the PAN card online by visiting the e-filling portal of the Indian Income Tax Department. Register yourself on the portal, and you can view the PAN card in ‘My Profile’ in the ‘Profile Settings’.

How can I know my PAN number without a PAN card?

You can track your PAN number through the SMS facility by following the steps as mentioned below:

  • Type NSDLPAN and enter your 15-digit acknowledgement number of PAN application.
  • Send the SMS to '57575' and PAN Card status will be sent through an SMS.

Our News - Apr 2021
  • 2021-04-01 : PAN Aadhar linking deadline extended till June 2021
    The government has extended the deadline for linking the aadhaar to PAN by another three months to June 30, 2021. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2021. This is the ninth time that the deadline has been extended for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar.
  • 2021-03-31 : PAN-Aadhar linking deadline tomorrow
    The last date for linking the PAN to Aadhaar is tomorrow - March 31, 2021. In case of failure, the PAN cards will get inoperative starting April 1. This will affect customers as they will not be allowed to carry out transactions wherever quoting of PAN is mandatory. Such customers may also face a penalty of Rs 1,000 as per the Finance Bill, 2021.
  • 2021-02-25 : PAN and Aadhaar card linking deadline around the corner
    The IT Department has set 31st March 2021 as the Aadhaar PAN Linking deadline. Failing to do this will lead to PAN card becoming inoperative, provided there is no extension in PAN Aadhaar Linking the last date.
  • 2020-06-25 : PAN card, Aadhaar card linking deadline extended to March 2021
    The income tax department again extended the deadline for linking of PAN card and Aadhaar card. The deadline for the PAN Aadhar linking is extended to 31st March 2021. The decision was taken in the wake of COVID 19 outbreak.
  • 2020-05-28 : Free instant PAN card facility through Aadhaar launched.
    Finance Minister launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN card using Aadhaar-based e-KYC. The facility is available for all those Permanent Account Number applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. Further, the allotment process is paperless, and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.
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