Know your PAN Card…

pan card indiaThe PAN Number is a 10 Alphanumeric number for uniquely identifier of Indian income tax payers, issued to all juristic entities identifiable under the Indian Income Tax Act 1961.

Fundamental of PAN Number

  • IT PAN card is issued under Section 139A of the Income Tax Act.
  • The PAN structure is as follows: AAAPL1234C: First five characters are letters, next four numerals, last character letter.
  • The first three letters are sequence of alphabets from AAA to ZZZ
  • The fourth character informs about the type of holder of the card. Each holder is uniquely defined as below:
A — Association of Persons (AOP)
B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
C — Company
F — Firm
G — Government
H — HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)
L — Local Authority
J — Artificial Judicial Person
P — Individual
T — AOP (Trust)
  • The fifth character of the PAN is the first character
    • (a) of the surname or last name of the person, in the case of a “Personal” PAN card, where the fourth character is “P” or
    • (b) of the name of the Entity, Trust, society, or organisation in the case of Company/ HUF/ Firm/ AOP/ BOI/ Local Authority/ Artificial Jurdical Person/ Govt, where the fourth character is “C”,”H”,”F”,”A”,”T”,”B”,”L”,”J”,”G”.
  • The last character is an alphabetic check digit.

Nowadays, the DOI (date of issue) of the PAN card is mentioned at the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card.

The central government has introduced a new online service called “Know Your PAN” to verify or validate new and existing PAN numbers

Know your PAN Card Status

PAN Card Verification by PAN Number

PAN Card Verification by PAN NAME

View Income Tax Refund Status

59 comments on “Know your PAN Card…

  1. Hi I lost my walet in which I had both my Pan card and Voter I’d card.. So can any one can tell now what to do. How to aply .

  2. That on DT 3/8/2015 while I was returning for tar a on the way never khambeswaripali my money purse has been lost in which I kept my pan car no AZCPP4396B

    1. Dont worry, Apply for “Reprint of PAN Card”. Reprint of pan card application will give you a new pan card with same pan number. You can apply Reprint of pan card online through NSDL or UTI agents.

    1. Your application is under process at TIN Facilitation Center. Kindly call 0120 – 4716301/4716302/4716303 for further processing of your application.

      Please contact the TIN Facilitation center first to find the actual problem with your pan application.

      Check pan status or verify pan from http://www.searchpan.in
      Thank you.

  3. Dear Sir/Madam.
    I applied PAN card on 25.06.2015, My ACK No is 086599700017471, still i have not received the original PAN. please help…

    1. Your application is under process at TIN Facilitation Center. Kindly call 0120 – 4716301/4716302/4716303 for further processing of your application.
      Please contact the TIN Facilitation center first to find the actual problem with your pan application.

      Check pan status or verify pan from http://www.searchpan.in
      Thank you.

  4. Dear sir/ Madam
    I apply pan card on july 16 but still date not received the pan card and verify mgs also . My Acknowledgememt number 031749700214562

    Pls support

    Thanks

    1. Dear dineshsarathy,

      You pan application has been rejected. You did some mistakes in your pan application so income tax department block your pan process.

      Following mistakes done by you.

      Applicant’s first name/middle name/last name contain initials/special characters.
      Initials not allowed – exmple – “S suresh mehta” S is initial (Firstname,lastname,middle requires more than 3 character alphabets)

      Father’s first name/middle name/last name contain initials/special characters.

      Proof of office address not provided / not valid (Individuals / HUF).

      You can check you pan status through http://www.searchpan.in

      Thank you…

  5. morning mam/sir my pan is lost this num PAN NUM ACCOUNT EOLPS5418M ACKNOWLEGDMENT NUM 029780200030221 PLS SOLVE MY PROBLEM

    1. Dear harjinder pal singh,

      Don’t worry, You should apply for “Reprint of PAN application”. You will get your pan card with same pan number which currently you have.
      Thank you.

    1. Dear swati bhumbar madanrao,

      Congratulations ! Your PAN card has been delivered on 29-Jul-2015 by Blue Dart Express Ltd courier vide airway bill no. 33438152786,at the address for communication* indicated by you in the application. You will received your pan card within 5 – 10 days.

  6. Dear sir/madam,
    This is my second query to your office regarding a lost PAN card in the mail. Please see original message below and advise ASAP:

    I am writing this email concerned that a PAN that has been issued has been lost in the mail.
    I applied for my PAN through AXIS bank at Candolim branch back in December of last year. I have sent numerous emails following up on the whereabouts of my PAN without success.
    I live in Australia and am concerned this has been lost in transit.
    Can someone please be kind enough to assist.
    I have included an email that was sent to me from AXIS bank stating tracking number of post.
    Dear Madam,
    The pan card office informed that the pan card was dispatched to ypur mailing address on 10/05/2015 via tracking no. 537334062IN. You can also call them on 0832-6519467

    Regards
    Melinda Lobo
    Axis Bank
    Candolim Branch,Goa
    0832-2489042/ 54/ 69.

  7. Sir, my PAN No is ASVPK7810K. After chaning my addres ,I have got new card by new address. This is my new address T Karthikeyan S/O V Thangappandian, Keela Manjinayakkan patti, Rajathani Post. Theni 625 512. I received PAN card through this my new address.
    But When I return filing the old address has epeated in my return form like KARTHIKEYAN No.9 Bavini first floor, Thendral, Mullikolathur Kanchee puram instead Keela manjinayakka patti Rajathani Post. Kindly process in my PAN in my new address.

    1. Income tax department generally take some longer time for updating the database. If you find the same old address when filling return in next time then contact you nearest tin-fc.

  8. Hi , I have my pan card with me lately i got to know that the name and the address is wrong how do i change this online ?? or should i go in person can you please guide me how to get this corrected..

    1. Dear anjan,
      There is no online data change/correction option available for PAN. If you want to make correction in pan data/info/details then apply for pan correction application online from NSDL or UTI.

  9. dear sir,
    my pan has been sent by blue dart. as the status of blue dar shows incorrect consigness address.According to my rent agreement my address was that,.
    what shall i do now.

  10. Dear Sir/Madam.
    I applied PAN card on 11.07.2015, My ACK No is 881020133126361, still i have not received the original PAN. please help…

    1. Income tax department generally take 10-15 working days for pan number generation and they will deliver your pan card within 20-25 days. So please check your pan status regularly.

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