PAN have been deactivated-Check your PAN is active or not

PAN have been deactivated – how to check your PAN is active or not

Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar  informed the Rajya Sabha in written reply that as on July 27, 11,44,211 PAN have been identified and deleted or de-activated where multiple PANs were found as allotted to one person.

In any case a person cannot hold more than one Permanent Account Number . Penalty of Rs. 10,000 may be imposed under section 272B of the Income-tax Act, 1961 if found default under this section.

By Mistake if a person has been allotted more than one Permanent Account Number then he must inform about having  PAN card(s).He must not quote their additional Permanent Account Number in any where.Quoting multiple permanent account number in any where or financial transactions mean the assessee have bad intention.

To check whether one’s Permanent Account Number is active or in an inactive stage, here’s the process.

* Click here or access
* Enter surname, name, and date of birth etc along with mobile number

* Receive the OTP on mobile
* Enter OTP
* Result page shows Permanent Account Number and jurisdiction officer address and active/inactive status
Step 1 – After clicking on the link above

Process to check pan activation


Step 2 – Enter OTP

OTP screen for checking pan activation


Result Page – Know your PAN and PAN status


Result page checking pan activation


Just in case, you have forgotten the Permanent Account Number or want to locate the jurisdiction officer address, the link above may help you in locating them.The facility to delete or de-activate the Permanent Account Number is available with the Assessing Officer through application software.

During 2004 to 2007 also, an exercise for de-duplication of Permanent Account Number was conducted in the tax department to identify probable duplicate Permanent Account Number.Permanent Account Number de-activation have many cause like multiple Permanent Account Number,not using pan since a long,not linking pan with aadhar cards,

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