How to apply for instant e-PAN ?

Income Tax dept has recently come up with Instant e-PAN allotment, this would be useful for individuals who don’t have PAN, they can now apply with valid Aadhaar number (with updated Mobile number) and get it instantly.

Here we take look at steps on how to apply for Instant e-PAN.

What is e-PAN ?

e-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic format by the Income Tax Department using Aadhaar e-KYC process. Remember that e-PAN facility is only available for all those who have an Aadhaar number, which is issued by UIDAI and have to file form 49A for PAN. Quit worrying, the process for e-PAN doesn’t require any paperwork and even doesn’t have any registration at the moment. As e-PAN issued by the Income Tax Department, so, if you want to calculate income tax, then simply use the income tax estimator. Also, you can try federal income tax calculator by calculator-online that not only helps you to calculate federal income tax, but also assists you to understand how much federal income tax you have to pay.

Prerequisites for e-PAN application

  • e-PAN facility is only for individuals and not for HUF, Firms, Trusts, and Companies, etc.,
  • Active mobile number linked with Aadhaar to receive OTP
  • e-PAN is generated using details available in Aadhaar, If you want to update the details in Aadhaar, please visit UIDAI home
  • Details in Aadhaar should exactly match with applicants name etc., update details before e-PAN application
  • Scanned copy of the applicant’s signature needs to be uploaded with specification below :
    • Resolution – 200 DPI
    • Type – Color
    • File Type – JPEG
    • Size – Max 10KB
    • Dimension – 2 X 4.5cm

Steps to apply e-PAN

#1. Visit the IT Department e-Filing portal, click on ‘Instant e-PAN’

Click on Instant e-PAN
Image – Click on Instant e-PAN

#2. Check the Guidelines and click on ‘Next’

Instant ePAN Guidelines
Image – Instant ePAN Guidelines

#3. Fill the details (it should be same as in Aadhaar) and Click on ‘Submit’ button.

Fill details as in Aadhaar
Image – Fill details as in Aadhaar

OTP would be sent to a registered mobile number. Once authentication is successful,15 digit acknowledgment number will be generated and sent to your Aadhaar registered mobile number and also to the Email ID which you filled in the application form.

On successful e-PAN allotment, you would receive the SMS/Email alert. Post which you can download the e-PAN by visiting the e-Filing portal.

For earlier posts on Aadhaar, check out here, here & here.

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