Recently, the Income Tax department has extended a facility to taxpayers called E-Pan card. This means a person shall be issued a PAN card immediately after he applies for the same. This facility is for individual taxpayers only and is for a limited time. After receiving so many requests for PAN card, the department decided to make it available immediately, so that new taxpayers need not to hustle to file returns.

How to apply for E-PAN Card?
Eligibility:

Indian Resident
Individual Taxpayer
The new taxpayer (not holding PAN card already)
Must have an Aadhaar card
The mobile number linked to the Aadhaar Card.

Procedure:

Visit the UTIITSL PAN online Portal to apply for a new PAN.

While making the application, the applicant will have two options available – i) Both Physical PAN card and E-PAN; ii) e-PAN only, no Physical PAN card. Choose the feasible option.

Provide all the details exactly as mentioned in your Aadhaar Card. Aadhaar card number is verified immediately on the portal. Check acknowledgment and click submit. Also, submit Aadhaar as ID proof.

Once all the details have been entered, the process for application of e-PAN is initiated. After completion of the application, submit the same. One also needs to upload signatures done on a blank paper and scanned in the resolutions as mentioned therein.

After attaching the scanned copy of the sign, the electronic application is complete. You will receive a 15 digit acknowledgment number on E-mail ID or Mobile number registered. Once you have been allotted the E-PAN, you will receive an SMS or e-mail alert. You can also check the status of your application on the PAN card site.