2 min read.Updated: 04 Jul 2018, 01:15 PM ISTLivemint
Individuals (other than minors) with a valid Aadhaar number can avail the e-PAN allotment facility.
New Delhi: An Aadhaar card holder can now apply for e-PAN card online free of cost, thanks to a new facility launched by the Income Tax Department. e-PAN is digitally signed PAN (Permanent Account Number) card issued in electronic format by the Income Tax department using Aadhaar e-KYC. Income tax department uses Aadhaar-based e-KYC for instant e-PAN allotment. Aadhaar-based e-KYC (Know Your Customer) is an online service provided by UIDAI for verification of identity and address of Aadhaar holder. Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India while Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the income tax department to a person, firm or entity.
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