1. 11 lakh PAN cards deactivated; Is yours still active? Find out here

11 lakh PAN cards deactivated; Is yours still active? Find out here

With an aim to put a check on the soaring number of bogus PAN cards across India, the Central Government has deactivated as many as 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July this year.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2017 6:55 PM
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In a bid to put a halt on the soaring number of fake PAN Cards across the country, the Central Government has deactivated as many as 11.44 lakh PAN Cards by July this year. As per the government rule, it is illegal for a person to have more than one PAN number registered under his/ her name and it is also advisable to link your Aadhaar number with PAN before the deadline i,e. August 31. A report by Indian Express says that the central government has also noticed several bogus PAN cards are allotted to non-existing people or individuals who have provided false information about themselves for PAN.

Explaining the reason behind such move, the government in a recent statement said, “The uniqueness of PAN is achieved by conducting a de-duplication check on all already existing allotted PAN against the data furnished by the new applicant. Under the existing system of PAN, only demographic data is captured.”

The government also said that multiple PANs have been allotted to one person and one PAN allotted to multiple persons. This is why it is very important for everyone to check the status of their PAN cards and also link it with the biometrics-based identity number Aadhaar before the deadline set by the government.

One needs to visit the Income Tax e-filing website in order to check whether their PAN cards are still valid. Here are the steps to check the validity of your PAN card:

1.  Log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in; spot and click on ‘Know Your PAN’ option which is available on the home page in the left-hand column called ‘Services’.

2.  You will be directed to the next page where you need to fill up details such as name, status, date of birth and contact number.

3. On the next page, you will be asked to enter OTP or one-time password received on your registered mobile number. Enter OTP and hit ‘Validate’.

4. In case you have more than one PAN card registered with the details provided, a pop-up message will appear saying “There are multiple records for this query. Provide additional information.” Enter some more details such as your father’s name.

5. On the final page, if the PAN number is not duplicated, it will be indicated as ‘Active’ under the ‘Remarks’ column.

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    vinod
    Aug 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    sir my pan card details shows no record found for the provided details pls help me
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      Sabby
      Aug 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm
      For me as well, it shows the same. What does it mean? Why would they do it? I am a ried person and pay regular taxes.
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      Manju Chandra
      Aug 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm
      Good step 👍🏻
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        Harbir Singh
        Aug 8, 2017 at 12:50 am
        OKpin card
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          Harbir Singh
          Aug 8, 2017 at 12:50 am
          Pin card
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            anugu narsimha Reddy
            Aug 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm
            Verify
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              Suman Pramanick
              Aug 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm
              Sir My Pancard status is showing that No record found with these Details
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                deepesh mehrotra
                Aug 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm
                No comment
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                  deepesh mehrotra
                  Aug 7, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                  No comment
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                    BOSCOJOSEPH BENEDICT
                    Aug 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm
                    how to check my pan
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                      Mohammed Abdul Saleem
                      Aug 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm
                      And how should I know whether it is active or not. Please Advice me
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                        Mohammed Abdul Saleem
                        Aug 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm
                        Sir My Pancard status is showing that No record found with these Details
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                          suraj sharma
                          Aug 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm
                          how to find out my pancard is duplicate or original
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                            suraj sharma
                            Aug 7, 2017 at 2:48 pm
                            how to find out my pancard is wrong or right
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                              Mr LADayal
                              Aug 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm
                              I am an NRI and I dont have Aadhar card neither Indian phone no, how do I check whether my PAN card is deactivated or not? Pease advise
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