Permanent Account Number (PAN) is unique alphanumeric combination issued to all juristic entities identifiable under the Indian Income Tax Act 1961. This number is mandatory for filing you Income Tax Return with the Department of Income Tax, for financial transactions such as opening a bank account, receiving taxable salary or professional fees, sale or purchase of assets above specified limits. The primary purpose of PAN is to bring a universal identification key factor for all financial transactions and indirectly prevent tax evasion by keeping a track of monetary transactions of high net worth individuals.

CBDT has introduced a new online service where an Individual can obtain a new PAN instantly. To apply for a PAN, or to check your PAN application status, use the link below :

Get Instant PAN through Aadhaar Number

Apply for PAN via Tax Information Network

PAN Status Track via Tax Information Network

Warning : Holding two PAN’s is against the Law. If you have been inadvertently allotted two PAN’s, you may retain any one of the numbers and surrender the other through a letter addressed to your jurisdictional Assessing Officer.