By using the Online PAN Verification facility, one can know/verify the Permanent Account Number (PAN). This facility is referred to as "PAN Verification" or "Know Your PAN". Any user can check the validity of pan card and cross check with department records.

Option – I Verification of One PAN at a time

Step-1Visit https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on Know your PAN button or click here

Step-2Provide basic details of the PAN holder such as Date of Birth /Date of Incorporation and Name (surname, middle name and first name) of the PAN holder

Step-3Enter the verification code and click on submit button

On clicking "Submit" the PAN verification request will be submitted. If the details provided in the system are correct and match with the database of the Income-tax Department, the Permanent Account Number linked with the respective details will be displayed along with the name and jurisdiction of the PAN holder. The status of the PAN, i.e., whether active or not will also be displayed.

Option – II Bulk PAN Verification – For Government and non- Government agencies

Step-1Register as a Bulk PAN Verification Agency at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Step-2Go to Bulk PAN Query and click on Upload Query

Step-3Upload the query in the specified format and click on submit

Step-4On submission a token number will be generated.

Step-5On submission a token number will be generated.

Step-6Status of the PAN uploaded through the query system will be displayed

Option – III On-line PAN Verification – For approved Government and non-Government agencies on ‘User pays’ model.

This facility is on chargeable basis.

Under this facility, PAN verification is Screen based, File based and Software(API i.e.Server to Server talk) based. For further information website of NSDL i.e.https://www.tin-nsdl.com/ or UTIITSL i.e. https://www.myutiitsl.com/pan_dcs/login.jsp may be referred to.

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