PAN Cards Deactivated In Lakhs, Check If yours Is One Of Them
New Delhi: The Income Tax department deactivated around 11.4 lakh PAN cards in a bid to fight against frauds.
The department has deactivated cards that were suspected to be obtained with fake documents and also those identified as holding multiple cards in order to evade taxes.
However, the department has provided a facility to know if your PAN number is still valid. People can log into Income Tax e-filing website and check there PAN status.
After logging into the link, http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, one needs to click on the option “Know Your PAN” made available on the home page of the website in the left-hand column called “Services.”
Once you click the option, a new page will open, in which you need to enter all your basic personal details (name, status, religion, etc.). One needs to enter the mobile number that was entered while applying for PAN card.
After filing the details, click on ‘submit’ option. OTP will be sent to your registered mobile.
The OTP has to be entered on the next page and then should click on the ‘validate’ button.
If one is holding more than one PAN card, the website will ask for additional information. One has to furnish them.
After entering all the necessary information, you will be taken to a page where you will see the validity of your PAN card, and the number of the active PAN Card (if holding multiple cards) and its jurisdiction.