Things to Know about your PAN CARD

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Things to Know about your PAN CARD

With the introduction of PAN Card in the year 1972, the Government of India created a unique identity of every tax-paying individual. Prior to the concept of PAN cardthe GIR system was introduced, but due to its manual process, it did not become successful. Being semi-electronic at an initial stage PAN card becomes fully online, thus gaining good popularity. Also, the PAN was made compulsory under Section 139A of the India Tax Act. Want to know your PAN? Give it a read. Here: 

What is PAN? 

Permanent Account Number or PAN is a 10-digit numeric code that stores information of all the financial transactions. Every tax-payer in India is assigned a PAN through which he/she can file Income Tax and pay taxes. The concept of PAN was introduced by the Government of India in 1972. At first, this system of PAN Card was voluntary, but as time passed it was made compulsory for every tax-payer under section 139A of the Income-Tax Act. The process of PAN card application can be done using both offline and online means. The offline application process takes place at any PAN agencies whereas online application is done at the NSDL website. The ‘Form 49A’ is available online and after submitting this form, the applicant receives his/her Pan card.    

Know your PAN 

Knowing your pan is the service under which the tax-payers are provisioned to access details related to general details of Pan card. The following are the details that can be accessed through your Pan card.  

  • General details 
  • PAN based on Name & DOB 
  • PAN card status 

Know your PAN – How to Use? 


  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Income tax department 
  • Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Register Yourself’ 
  • Step 3: Choose the user type & click ‘Continue’ 
  • Step 4: Furnish all your Credentials 
  • Step 5: Click ‘Submit’ 
  • Step 6: On your registered email address, a confirmation email will be waiting for you to activate the account. Click on the link and get started. 

Once your account is activated, you get access to the following details: 

  • Step 1: Log-in to your activated account 
  • Step 2: Click ‘Profile Settings’ 
  • Step 3: Click ‘My Account’ 

Following details will appear: 

  • Account holder name 
  • Pan Number 
  • DOB 
  • Pan status 
  • Gender 
  • Address 

Required ID Proof Documents  


  • Aadhaar card 
  • Passport 
  • Voter card 
  • Driving license 
  • Ration card with photo 
  • Arm’s license 
  • Any health scheme issued by the Central Government 
  • A photo ID card issued by PSU or Central 

Required Address Proof Documents 


  • Electricity bill 
  • Landline bill 
  • Passport 
  • Aadhaar card 
  • Voter Id 
  • Bank account statement 
  • Credit card statements 
  • Spouse passport 
  • The government allotted domicile certificate 
  • Driving license 
  • Documents of property registration 
  • Latest property tax-assessment order 

Required DOB Proof Documents 

  • Aadhaar card 
  • Passport 
  • Penson card 
  • Marriage certificate 
  • Birth certificate issued by either any authorized body or municipal authority 
  • Magistrate signed an affidavit stating DOB 

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