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Follow These Steps To Find Out Whether Your PAN Has Been Deactivated Or Not

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PAN is a 10-digit unique alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax department. The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) are entrusted with the task of preparing PAN Cards on behalf of the ITD.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who is a Minister of State for Finance informed Rajya Sabha that around 11, 44,211 PAN Cards have been deleted and deactivated in various cases where multiple PAN Cards were found allotted to one person.

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A person is allowed to have only one PAN Card and if a person is found to have more than one PAN card then under the section 272B of the Income-tax Act, 1961, a penalty of 10,000 rupees will be imposed on that person.

If you are worried that your PAN Card might have been deleted or deactivated then you can follow these steps in order to check whether your PAN Card is active or inactive. You have to first enter your name, surname, date of birth along with the mobile number on Income Tax e-filing website.

You will receive the OTP on your mobile number. Then you have to enter the OTP and on the result page, the information about your PAN Card will status will appear. The Assessing Officer has the facility to delete or de-activate the PAN Card through application software.

Another than this information, an important notification was released that the deadline for linking your Aadhaar card to your Permanent Account Number (PAN) as stated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes was extended.

The decision for the linking of the Aadhaar with mobile number and bank accounts was issued by the Supreme Court. According to a report, till March 5, around 16.65 crore PAN Cards out of 33 crores linked with Aadhaar Card.

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Earlier, the March 31 was the deadline for linking the Aadhaar Card with PAN Card and with the other welfare schemes which have been extended to June 30. The Indian Government has also made Aadhaar identification mandatory for any task related to the income tax returns and for getting a new PAN Card as well.

The Income Tax Department also took a historic decision when the transgenders as independent category got the right to have Permanent Account Number (PAN) for their tax-related transactions. Before this decision, only male and female were allowed to fill the application form for a new PAN Card whereas the transgenders faced problems to get a new PAN Card or transaction using their old PAN Cards.

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