Duplicate PAN card/Reprint PAN CardA PAN card is a vital document in our day to day life, with a number of financial transactions requiring its use, be it for salary purposes, purchase of goods exceeding a certain amount or just to deposit/withdraw money. Given its use, most of us tend to carry it with us, exposing it to the danger of damage/theft/loss. We often come across cases of people losing their PAN cards on a daily basis, which is why the government has implemented sufficient measures, ensuring that a duplicate PAN isn’t hard to get.
When to apply for a duplicate PAN card
You will most likely need to apply for a duplicate PAN card when your card gets lost, misplaced, stolen, damaged, or when your current PAN card has inaccuracies that need to be rectified such as your name, PAN details, etc.
How to Get Duplicate PAN Card/Reprint PAN Card
The process for applying for a duplicate PAN is very simple. Whether you are an individual, body of individuals, association of persons, trust, limited liability partnership, or a Hindu Undivided Family, you can apply by going to the official website of Tax Information Network – National Securities Depository Limited (TIN – NSDL) of the Income Tax Department.
When you lose your PAN card, you will first have to file an FIR. Next, you will have to request for a reprint of your PAN by supplying your old PAN card number and a copy of your FIR. Many people are not ready to go through this legal process. Hence, they instead apply for a new PAN card.
Individuals/trusts/HUFs who wish to apply for a duplicate PAN card or reprint an existing card on account of damages can do so by following a few simple steps. One should note that this can be done only if they have been allotted a PAN card, which on account of certain reasons needs to be reprinted. In such cases, the Permanent Account Number doesn’t change, with only a new card with other modifications (if any) provided.
How to download PAN card online?
When NSDL and UTIITSL announced the launch of the new service of providing e-PAN to applicants while they apply for a new card, it proved to be a relief to many. In case someone has lost or misplaced their PAN card, they can download an e-PAN card in PDF format. All they need to do is follow the steps mentioned below:
Applicants need to log on to www.onlineservices.nsdl.com.
Next step is to fill in details like name, phone number, and email ID on form that appears on the screen.
Once, the applicant submits the form, the e-PAN card will be sent to them visa email in PDF format.
The applicant can then download the e-PAN card from their mail.
Procedure to Get Duplicate pan card Online by Official Website
Log onto the official website of TIN-NSDL and navigate to section on Reprint of PAN card.
Once here, one will have to choose the “apply” tab and opt for the kind of PAN they need to replace/get a duplicate of. This depends on whether the initial PAN was allotted to an individual, firm, trust, HUF, etc.
They will now have to fill up the form, providing relevant information like Permanent Account Number, name, address, email id, phone number, etc. One should ensure that they do not click on any of the boxes on the left hand side of the form.
Post filling the form, documents like ID proof, date of birth and photographs should be submitted. One should also submit proof of the existing card which they wish to reprint.
A payment towards getting a replacement card should be made. This payment depends on the communication address to which they want the card delivered, with it being Rs 107 if the address is within India and Rs 989 if it is outside India. Payment can be made either through net banking, debit/credit card or demand drafts.
Once payment is made and all supporting documents are submitted, an acknowledgment will be provided. This is a unique 15 digit number which can be used for future correspondence with authorities.
Post verification of documents, the PAN card will be dispatched, with it likely to take around 2 weeks for the same.
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Duplicate PAN card/Reprint PAN Card