Over 11.44 lakh PAN cards deactivated: Here’s how to check if yours is valid

Over 11.44 lakh PAN cards deactivated: Here’s how to check if yours is valid
The government has deleted or de-activated over 11.44 lakh permanent account numbers (PANs). This was informed by minister of state for finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
The same has been done in in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person and in cases where they were allotted to either non-existent person or in the names of persons with false identities. There have also been cases where PAN card details of some people have unknowingly been used to create or support fake identities.

This facility to delete or de-activate the PAN is available with the Assessing Officer through application software.

All this has created confusion about the validity of PAN cards. Here’s a step-by-step guide to check if your PAN card is valid or not.

1) Log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on ‘Know your PAN’ which is on the left column under the ‘Services’ section.

2) As soon as you click on the ‘Know your PAN’ tab, you’ll be redirected to a page where you are required to fill in your details like name, status, date of birth and contact number.

3) Once you have submitted the required details, you will be redirected to another page where you will have to put the OTP sent on your registered mobile number.
4) Enter the OTP No. recieved and click on ‘Validate’.
5) If your PAN card details haven’t been dupicated or issued to multiple people, the last page will show only your PAN card details as ‘Active’.

6) But if you have more than one PAN card registered under the same personal details, a pop-up message will appear that says, “There are multiple records for this query. Provide additional information.” In this case you’ll have to provide your father’s name and other identifaction details.

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