How you can activate your deactivated PAN

How you can activate your deactivated PAN

Procedure to Reactivate Your PAN

1. Once, Permanent Account Number is de-activated by department, income tax e-filing login of assessee also gets blocked

2. To Activate your Permanent Account Number again do following:

a. Write an Application to your AO (in duplicate) for activation of your PAN. Following documents need to be attached to application:

Copy of PAN on which the PAN holder is regularly filing the Income Tax Return.
Copy of last 3 years Income Tax Returns filed on the Permanent Account Number de-activated.
b. Reactivation of PAN is 10-15 days process for Income Tax Department

c. If you have received any notice/intimation from ITD for which an online response needs to be filed but your e-filing login is blocked then you should file that physically to your AO and as your PAN gets activated file that in online mode too.

d. There can be a scenario where you haven’t filed earlier returns then in that case add another declaration in the Indemnity bond explaining the scenario.

Letter To AO

The Accessing Officer of Income Tax,
Ward No. ………
Civic Centre
New Delhi-110002

Sub: Request for Activating PAN Card no. ………………. in the Name of Mr……………

Respected Sir/Madam,

Through this Application, I bring to your notice that PAN CARD No ……………….. was deactivated and the current status on the Income Tax Department website is also Deactivated as message “Your PAN card is deactivated by department” is being displayed while login. Due to this I am unable to file the Income Tax Return for the Assessment Year 2017-2018.

In this regard I request to you to please look into matter and activate my PAN card so as to enable me for Income Tax Return filling for the AY 2017-2018. The activation will also help me in migration to GST.

For the Purpose of activation of PAN Card, I am enclosing the following documents

Photo copy of my PAN CARD
Indemnity Bond and
Copies of last 3 years ITR filed as enclosure to this application are not available since my Income for last 3 Assessment Year was below taxable limit. In lieu of these documents I have added another declaration in the Indemnity Bond enclosed in this letter vide point A.
Kindly do the needful at the earliest and help me in being compliant with other laws also.

Details in respect of the Permanent Account Number mentioned in Subject

Name in PAN Card: ………..
Father’s Name :……………
Date of Birth: …………….
Residential Address : ………………..
Yours faithfully,


Indemnity Bond

(Include Point 7 if You do not have last 3 year ITR Copies)

I,……………………, R/o ……………., do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under:

My PAN is: ………………….

I have been assessed in your ward/jurisdiction with PAN: ……………..Since ……
I have only one PAN i.e…………….. which is used for last many years for the purpose of Income Tax Procedures and Proceedings, if any.
I do not have any other PAN with me neither I applied for any other PAN, if any other PAN is allotted in your records, kindly deactivate the same and activate the Permanent Account Number for which I have submitted the Application.
I undertake to indemnify the income Tax Department for any loss that may be caused in the future.
Kindly activate my PAN: …………….

I also declare that my income for earlier years for which I didn’t filed my return was below taxable limit. Therefore, I do not have copies of Income Tax Return for last 3 years as asked by the Income Tax Department.

As per best of my knowldege and belief the above statements are true and correct.



Verified at New Delhi on this 08th day of August, 2017, that above contents are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. No part of it is false and nothing material has been concealed therefrom.


PAN Provisions

Who Shall Get PAN

Person if his total income > maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax
Person, if total income of any other person in respect of which he is assessable > maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax
Person carrying on any business or profession whose sales/turnover/gross receipts are or is likely to exceed Rs. 5 lakh
Person who is required to furnish a return u/s 139(4A)
Class of person that CG notifies by whom tax is payable under this Act or any other law e.g. GST Law
Other persons notified by CG
Person applying voluntarily
Facts of Permanent Account Number

Persons to whom Permanent Account Number under new series has already been allotted shall not apply for such number again. No person who has already been allotted a PAN under the new series shall apply, obtain or possess another Permanent Account Number.

Person Possessing a duplicate Permanent Account Number card is offence in the eyes of law and invites invokes a penalty of Rs 10,000.
Government recently deleted approx. 11.56 lakhs duplicate PANs.

Major Problems are duplicate Permanent Account Number (person having more than one PAN) and Fake Pan (Person do not exist for such PAN)
Why Duplicate Permanent Account Number

People who lost their Permanent Account Number cards simply apply for fresh ones without going for filing FIR and Reprint of existing PAN
Person who did not received original PAN due to courier agency failure, impatiently applied a fresh one.

Personal Vendetta
Why Fake Pan

Though having least chances of having it but still tax evasion is the main reason for same

Government Remedial Actions

Insertion of New Section 139AA.

1. It asks for quoting of Aadhaar in

in the application form for allotment of Permanent Account Number
in the return of income:
2. Where person do not have Aadhaar, then Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application shall be quoted in application for PAN or ITR.

3. In case of failure to intimate Aadhaar number, Permanent Account Number allotted to person shall be deemed to be invalid and other provisions of this Act shall apply, as if person had not applied for allotment of Permanent Account Number.

What 139AA will do

a. weed out Duplicate and Fake PAN in circulation.

Cancellation or Deactivation of Duplicate Permanent Account Number

As per recent media reports, Government recently deactivated approx. 11.56 lakhs duplicate PANs.
You can use above procedure to activate your Permanent Account Number Again

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