The income tax PAN card or income tax Permanent Account Number card is the number assigned to tax payers in India much like the American Social Security Insurance number. The income tax PAN card is mandatory for any Indian citizen who has an obligation to pay taxes. It is becoming more difficult to not have a PAN card even if you don’t legally require one.
Even though mandatory, the Indian Government Tax Department has provided many services in regard to PAN cards. You can apply for a PAN card online at the Indian Government’s website. Whether you need to get a new (first time) number and card or you need a reprint, you can do it online. The process to order PAN cards can take up to 1 month, cost application and service fees and still requires that you send ‘hard copy’ documentation to the Government.
There are many other options in regard to PAN cards you can achieve online. You can track your PAN card processing and status’. You can modify incorrect data on the card or you can check your tax refund or account status. You can verify your own data on your card. However, you require the exact same data associated on the card with correct spellings. You can see if your refund was approved, completed or even if it has been mailed yet.
The ability to be able to verify a PAN number with only the PAN number has been locked down and is no longer available for the public, however, authorized member accounts can pay for these privileges from many available choices and formats. In addition, if you do have a need to verify or validate many PAN numbers you will need to go to the Government to help you with that or hire the services of an authorized agency.
You can submit PAN card enquiries on the website. You can also verify your own data. The PAN card verification through PAN number allows you to enter your PAN number and retrieve your data provided you are logged into the government site and The PAN card verification by name and date of birth, which allows you to enter your name and date of birth to retrieve PAN information. As well you can request a new number if you don’t like the current number and can verify that.
The income tax PAN card has become a new form of identification in India and is required for many services such as opening bank accounts, buying cars, hooking up phones or electricity accounts and cable services to just name a few.