Income Tax Department Deactivated 11 Lakh PAN Cards ; Know your PAN Status

Govt deactivates 11 lakh PAN cards Here's how to check yours

Govt deactivates 11 lakh PAN cards Here's how to check yours

Moreover, the Aadhaar card had become mandatory to avail a PAN card, effective July 1.

If there is more than one PAN number registered with the same details, you will see a notification regarding the same.

The linking of the PAN with UIDAI-linked Aadhaar was made compulsory by the government for filing income tax returns. This crackdown on multiple PAN cards was necessary to prevent identity theft and purchase of benami properties.

To check whether you PAN is valid or deactivated, the visitor must navigate to the official website of http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on "Know Your PAN" option available on the home page of the website in the left hand column called "Services". The government want to deactivate the multiple PAN cards which the people had submitted false information to escape from the taxes.

Mumbai: The government has launched a massive crackdown on duplicate or multiple Permanent Account Number cards in order to put an end to practices that involve incidents of tax evasion, occurrence of black money and purchase of benami property etc.

The Income Tax Department has de-activated over 1.14 million PAN cards that were found to be fake or were over and above the single PAN cards normally issued to each person. Under the existing system of PAN, only demographic data is captured, " a government statement read. Of Course, one person can't have more than one PAN Card. Fill in the OTP and just click on the validate button.

An OTP will be received to the registered mobile number.

In case if there are multiple PAN numbers with similar details - an alert page will appear saying "There are multiple records for this query". It will, in fact, also show the jurisdiction under which the PAN is active. Provide additional information'. In that case, you will have to additionally provide your father's name and other identification details.

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