New Delhi: Permanent Account Number or PAN card is a very important document as it is required for availing of most financial services in India. For instance, PAN is needed to open a bank account or to open a brokerage account. It is also required to invest in any financial instruments. Losing a crucial document like a PAN card could create a lot of inconvenience.
However, one can find the solution to the problem of losing your PAN card in Electronic PAN cards or e-PAN cards. They are accepted by most financial institutions. You can carry an e-PAN card on your phone making it very convenient.
Steps to download E-PAN
Step 1: Log on to https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/requestAndDownloadEPAN.html the income tax department website.
Step 2: Click on the download e-PAN option
Step 3: Enter your PAN number
Step 4: Then enter your Aadhar card number.
Step 5: Enter your date of birth and accept terms and conditions
Step 6: An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
Step 7: Enter the OTP and confirm
Step 8: After confirming an option to make a payment will appear
Step 9: A payment of Rs 8.26 has to be made. It can be made to UPI, debit or credit cards.
Step 10: After making the payment you will be able to download the e PAN card
Step 11: To download e pan ka din PDF password will be required. The password for this would be your date of birth
In case of losing a PAN card, FIR must be registered. Form 26AS I will help you to check if any benami transaction has been done through your pan card. (Also Read: China Evergrande crisis: Real estate firm closer to potential default after missing interest deadline )
With inputs from Khushi Sharma.