Get your Permanent Account Number (PAN) free of cost : for individuals having Aadhaar

Instant PAN allotment in near to real time is available at free of cost Feb-2020
Free allotment of instant pan for individual

The salient points of this facility are:
  • The applicant should have a valid Aadhaar which is not linked to any other PAN.
  • The applicant should have his/her mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  • This is a paper-less process and applicants are not required to submit or upload any documents.
  • The applicant should not have another PAN. Possession of more than one PAN will result in penalty under section 272B(1) of Income-tax Act.
  • Applicant will not get physical copy of pan card.
How to apply for instant PAN free of cost:
  • To apply for PAN, please visit the e-Filing website of Income-tax department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.
  • Click the link- 'Get New PAN'.
  • Fill in your Aadhaar in the space provided, enter captcha and confirm.
  • The applicant will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar mobile number; submit this OTP in the text box on the webpage.
  • After submission, an acknowledgement number will be generated. Please keep this acknowledgment number for future reference.
  • On successful completion, a message will be sent to the applicant's registered mobile number and e-mail id (if registered in UIDAI & authenticated by OTP). This message specifies the acknowledgement number.
How to Download PAN:
  • To download PAN applied as per the above process, please go to the e-Filing website of Income-tax department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  • Click the link- 'Instant PAN through Aadhaar'.
  • Click the link- 'Check Status/Download PAN'.
  • Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  • Check the status of application- whether PAN is allotted or not.
  • If PAN is allotted, click on the download link to get a copy of the e-PAN pdf.
Validity of the PDF Pan:

Electronically issued and Digitally signed ePAN is a valid mode of issue of Permanent Account Number (PAN) post amendments in clause (c) in the Explanation occurring after sub- section (8) of Section 139A of Income Tax Act, 1961 and sub-rule (6) of Rule 114 of the Income Tax Rules, 1962. Government also issued notification 07/2018 dated 27th December 2018, to this effect.

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