2 min read
05 Jan 2021

The income tax (IT) department issues a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code called a Permanent Account Number (PAN) to every individual and non-individual taxpayer in the country. All your tax-related information is stored against this PAN number, facilitating seamless transactions and tracking of tax-related information.

The IT department has now introduced an e-PAN card that can be downloaded from the official income tax department website or the TIN-NSDL or UTI-ITSL websites. The latter two, UTI-ITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited) and TIN-NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited), are authorised to issue PAN cards.

Irrespective of which platform and route you take, you can download an e-PAN card using your PAN number or acknowledgement number, making the download process hassle-free.

Methods to download PAN card (e-PAN card) online

e-PAN download via National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) website

  • Log on to the NSDL online portal and click ‘Download e-PAN card’
  • Enter your 15-digit acknowledgement number
  • Fill in the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’
  • Click on ‘Generate OTP’. An OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number/ email ID as per your selection
  • Enter the OTP in the field and click on ‘Validate’
  • Now, click on the ‘Download PDF’ option
  • The downloaded PDF is password-protected, with the password being your date of birth
  • Enter your date of birth to open the PDF

e-PAN download via the UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITLS) website

  • Log on to the official UTIITLS portal, click on ‘PAN card services’ and then on ‘Download e-PAN’
  • Correctly enter your PAN number, date of birth and GSTIN number, if applicable
  • Enter the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’
  • A link will be sent to your mobile number and email ID
  • Click on the link, and after undergoing OTP authentication, download your e-PAN card

e-PAN download via IT department website

  • Go to the official IT website and search for ‘e-PAN card’
  • Click on the ‘e-PAN (beta version)’ link and then on ‘Check instant e-PAN status’
  • Enter your acknowledgement number, captcha code and click on ‘Submit’
  • Undergo the OTP generation process
  • Fill in the OTP to get access to a page where you can download your e-PAN card from

e-PAN card download by PAN number

If you want to use your PAN to carry out the e-PAN card download online, use the NSDL or UTIITSL website.

  • In case of NSDL website, click on ‘Download e-PAN card (for PAN allotted older or more than 30 days)’
  • For UTIITSL, click on the ‘Download e-PAN’ option, navigating it through ‘PAN card services’
  • Enter your PAN and other details
  • Key in the OTP to download your e-PAN card
  • Access the document using your date of birth if the PDF is password-protected

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