Individuals who wish to avail a new PAN card online will not have to go through the hassle of uploading numerous documents and going through a long waiting period anymore. Individuals will only have to provide their Aadhaar number post which verification will also be done. Due to these new facilities, individuals will not have to wait for a long time to get their PAN card.
The CBDT or Central Board of Direct Tax has come up with various new measures to effectively reduce the time required to avail a new PAN card. Also, in order to remove fake PAN numbers, the board has proposed linking PAN number to the individual’s Aadhaar card. Customers can also opt for digital signatures on their documents.
Aadhar card is an attempt by the Unique Authority of India of the Indian government to uniquely and digitally identify every individual in India. The Aadhar card captures every individual’s demographic details as well as biometric details. Every citizen who apply for a Aadhar card will be provided an identification card that contains a unique 12 digit number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India.
Aadhar card serves as a proof of identification and not as a proof of citizenship. Aadhar card is valid throughout India.
Given below is a list of components that are captured in the Aadhar card.
- Date of Birth
- E-mail id
- Mobile number
- Finger print
- Iris print
PAN or Personal Account Number is a ten digit unique alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card. Applying for a PAN card can be quite tedious as the process consists of several formalities. The Income Tax Department has collaborated with Unique Identification Authority of India to make applying for PAN a much easier process.
In a recent announcement made by the Income Tax Department, it was stated that the department is trying to cut down on the formalities involved in applying for a PAN card.
In order to do that, the Income Tax Department has now announced that Aadhar card will be accepted as a valid proof for
- Date of Birth
- Proof of Identity and also
- Address Proof
Aadhar card will suffice for these categories that require document proof.
Before, both Voter ID and Aadhar card were accepted as proof of identity and address until now. Now Aadhaar card alone will suffice as proof if the plan by Income Tax Department materialises. Click Here to apply for PAN through AADHAR