Income tax department has launched a new facility wherein case you have lost, damaged or in need of another copy of PAN, you can simply order a reprint online.
The Income tax department issues Permanent Account Number (PAN) card by its two agencies NSDL-TIN or UTITSL. In case of re-issuance or re-print of PAN card, you need to approach these two agencies, depending on where your original PAN card was issued.
How to order reprint of PAN CARD?
- You can visit at the NSDL or UTITSL online portals and look for the “Reprint PAN Card” option and from here, you can apply for another copy of the PAN card, delivered to your doorstep.
- When making the application, you are required to submit the details of your PAN card number and date of birth. Also, you need to give your Aadhaar number as PAN and aadhaar card linkage is now mandatory.
- Both the agencies charges a fee of ₹50 for delivery to an Indian address and those outside of India can get it for ₹959.
It should be noted that before placing the request for the re-issuance or re-print of PAN card, make sure the correspondence address you had provided to the income tax department is the same as your current address as the delivery shall be made only to the address which is there in the department’s database.
People are advised to use this facility when you do not want any changes to be made in your existing PAN card data.
Moreover, as per the amended income tax rules, you actually do not need a hard copy of the PAN card as a soft copy are good (but not scanned images).
Both UTITSL and NSDL-TIN issues e-PAN to both new and old PAN card holders. The PDF file issued by the income tax department is to be treated as similar to the physical copies of the PAN card.
Aadhaar cards are also similar to PAN cards in this respect.