Over 11 lakh PAN cards have been deactivated by Government. Is yours still valid?
It is important to check if your PAN is still active or not as the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN no. ends on August 31 2017.
Recently, over 11 lakh PAN cards have been termed as fake and duplicate by The Income Tax Department. The individuals under the radar are those having PAN cards which are issued under false documents and those with multiple PAN cards. The government will be helped by this move, as it will prevent theft and identify the purchase of benami properties.
The deadline of linking Aadhar number with PAN card is 31st August. Hence it becomes important to check if your PAN is still active or not.
Following are the simple steps which needs to be followed to check whether you PAN is valid:
> Log in to the e-filing website.
> Under Services on the left side of the page, Click on ‘Know Your PAN‘
> After clicking, you will be directed to a page where in you have to fill your details.
> After you have keyed in the OTP, click on ‘Validate‘
> If your PAN is still valid, it will show that it is ‘Active‘
> If there are multiple PAN numbers with same details, a message will pop-up saying that, ‘There are multiple records for this query. Please provide additional information’ and it will ask you to fill in the additional details. You will then be directed to a new page which will tell you the validity of your PAN.