PAN Card Status

PAN Card Status
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Pan Card Status Tracking

Pan Card Status Tracking
PAN Application Status
Please select a type of PAN CARD OR TAN CARD
Application Type  

You may track the status of your application using 15 digit unique Acknowledgement Number after three days of application using the status track facility. Alternatively, applicant may call TIN Call Centre on 020-27218080 or send SMS NSDLPAN (15 digit acknowledgement no.) to 57575 to enquire about the status of application.

Track PAN CARD status by SMS

NSDLPAN{space}your acknowledgement no. and send to 57575 to obtain
Pan Card Status Tracking.

Contact PAN Authorities

    (Managed by National Depository Ltd)
    3rd Floor, Sapphire Chambers Near Baner TelephonExchange, Baner, Pune ‐ 411045.
    Call :-020‐27218080
    Email ID :- [email protected]
  • IT PAN Service Centres
    UTIITSL – (managed by UTIITSL)
    PB no 20, Plot
    no 3, Sector- 11, CBD-
    Belapur – Navi Mumbai- 400614
    call :-022-67931300
    Email ID :- [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs)

  1. What Is PAN?

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department, to any “person” who applies for it or to whom the department allots the number without an application.

PAN enables the department to link all transactions of the “person” with the department. These transactions include tax payments, TDS/TCS credits, returns of income/wealth/gift/FBT, specified transactions, correspondence, and so on. PAN, thus, acts as an identifier for the “person” with the tax department.

PAN was introduced to facilitates linking of various documents, including payment of taxes, assessment, tax demand, tax arrears etc. relating to an assessee, to facilitate easy retrieval of information and to facilitate matching of information relating to investment, raising of loans and other business activities of taxpayers collected through various sources, both internal as well as external, for detecting and combating tax evasion and widening of tax base.

A typical PAN is AFZPK7190K.

First three characters i.e. “AFZ” in the above PAN are alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ

Fourth character of PAN i.e. “P” in the above PAN represents the status of the PAN holder. “P” stands for Individual, “F” stands for Firm, “C” stands for Company, “H” stands for HUF, “A” stands for AOP, “T” stands for TRUST etc.

Fifth character i.e. “K” in the above PAN represents first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.

Next four characters i.e. “7190” in the above PAN are sequential number running from 0001 to 9999.

Last character i.e. “K” in the above PAN is an alphabetic check digit.

  1. Why Is It Necessary To Have PAN?

It is mandatory to quote PAN on return of income, all correspondence with any income tax authority. From 1 January 2005 it will be mandatory to quote PAN on challans for any payments due to Income Tax Department.

It is also compulsory to quote PAN in all documents pertaining to the following financial transactions :-

  • sale or purchase of any immovable property valued at five lakh rupees or more;
  • sale or purchase of a motor vehicle or vehicle, [the sale or purchase of a motor vehicle or vehicle does not include two wheeled vehicles, inclusive of any detachable side-car having an extra wheel, attached to the motor vehicle;]
  • a time deposit, exceeding fifty thousand rupees, with a banking company ;
  • a deposit, exceeding fifty thousand rupees, in any account with Post Office Savings Bank;
  • a contract of a value exceeding one lakh rupees for sale or purchase of securities;
  • opening a bank account;
  • making an application for installation of a telephone connection (including a cellular telephone connection);
  • payment to hotels and restaurants against their bills for an amount exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees at any one time ;
  • payment in cash for purchase of bank drafts or pay orders or banker’s cheques for an amount aggregating fifty thousand rupees or more during any one day;
  • deposit in cash aggregating fifty thousand rupees or more with a bank during any one day
  • payment in cash in connection with travel to any foreign country of an amount exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees at any one time.
  1. How does Income Tax Department ensure that PAN is quoted on transactions mentioned above?

    It is statutory responsibility of a person receiving document relating to economic or financial transactions notified by the CBDT to ensure that PAN has been duly quoted in the document.

  2. How will these authorities verify PAN?

    A  facility for verifying PAN is available  on the website of the Income Tax department. Kindly click

  3. Who must have a PAN?

    1. All existing assesses or taxpayers or persons who are required to furnish a return of income, even on behalf of others, must obtain PAN.
    2. Any person carrying on any business or profession whose total sales, turnover or gross receipts are or is likely to exceed five lakh rupees in any previous year;
    3. Any person, who intends to enter into financial transaction where quoting PAN is mandatory, must also obtain PAN. iv. The Assessing Officer may allot PAN to any person either on his own or on a specific request from such person.
  4. Can a person obtain or use more than one PAN?

    Obtaining or possessing more than one PAN is against the law, for which penalty of Rs.10,000/- may be imposed{Section 139A (7) read with Section 272B }

  5. Where to apply for PAN?

    In order to improve PAN related services, the Income Tax department has authorized UTI Investor Services Ltd (UTIISL) to set up and manage IT PAN Service Centers in all cities or towns where there is an Income Tax office and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) to dispense PAN services from TIN Facilitation Centers. For convenience of PAN applicants in big cities, UTIISL has set up more than one IT PAN Service Center and likewise there are more than one TIN Facilitation Centers.

  6. How to apply for a PAN? Can an application for PAN be made on plain paper?

    PAN application should be made only on Form 49A. A PAN application (Form 49A) can be downloaded from the website of Income Tax department or UTIISL or NSDL (, or printed by local printers or photocopied (on A4 size 70 GSM paper) or obtained from any other source. The form is also available at IT PAN Service centers and TIN Facilitation centers.

  7. Can an application for PAN be made through Internet?

    Yes, application for fresh allotment of PAN can be made through Internet. Further, requests for changes or correction in PAN data or request for reprint of PAN card (for an existing PAN) may also be made through Internet. Online application can be made either through the portal of NSDL ( ) or portal of UTITSL

    ( ). The charges for applying for PAN online are the same i.e. Rs. 94 (including service tax) for Indian communication address and Rs.744 (including service tax) for foreign communication address, i.e. there are no additional charges. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card or net-banking. Once the application and payment is accepted, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL/UTITSL.

  8. Is there any TATKAL facility for allotment of PAN?


  9. What services are provided by these IT PAN Service Centers or TIN Facilitation Centers?

    IT PAN Service Centers or TIN Facilitation Centers will supply PAN application forms (Form 49A) and forms for‘Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes In PAN Data’, assist the applicant in filling up the form, collect filled form and issue acknowledgement slip. After obtaining PAN from the Income Tax department, UTIISL or NSDL as the case may be, will print the PAN card and deliver it to the applicant.

  10. I had applied to UTITSL/ NSDL a month ago but I have not received my PAN card and I have to file my return of income.

    Please contact Aaykar Sampark Kendra (0124-2438000 or 95124-2438000 from NCR) or or send an email to [email protected]

  11. How will the new PAN card be delivered to me?

    The UTIISL or NSDL, as the case may be, will ensure delivery of new PAN card at the address indicated by you in the PAN application form or form for Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes In PAN Data

PAN Card Status
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2 thoughts on “PAN Card Status

  1. Sir Maine 10 Jan 2019 ko ek pan Card k liye apply kiya jo ki gum ho chuka tha jiska Pan no ABOPO9744N tha main chahta tha ki mera Pan no yahi rahe isliye kiya tha jiska registration no ya acknowledgement no_020969700197153 h pr aj tak mera Pan Card ni a paya h.
    So sir please send my pan Card no please

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