By using the PAN Verification facility, an applicant can verify the Permanent Account Number (PAN). This facility is referred to as “PAN Verification” or “Know Your PAN”. Using this facility the Pan of individual as well as of firms and companies can be verified.
In case if a person doesn’t have his PAN Number, then also he can verify his Pan Number by just filling his Last Name / Surname and Date of Birth as minimum requirement but for perfect results, one should have more details including his/her father’s name.
In case if multiple results are there for Surname & Date Of Birth in first round, one will have to fill father’s detail in second round but if there are multiple results of only Last Name then verification can’t be made using father’s name.
The user should pay attention that in case of single word name of any individual and in case of name of companies, Partnership Firm, LLP, HUF, AOP etc., their full name is treated as last name and the date of registration or Creation of companies, Partnership Firm, LLP, HUF, AOP etc. will be treated as its Date Of Birth.
If there are Multiple Results then more details are required for better results.
After providing the details in the form, a verification code appears on the screen which is to be entered and then the request submitted by clicking on “Submit” button. After clicking the PAN verification request will be submitted automatically. If the details provided in the system matches with the database of the Income-tax Department, the PAN number linked with the respective details will be displayed on the screen along with the name and jurisdiction of the PAN card holder. The status of the PAN, i.e., whether it is in active state or not will also be displayed on the screen.
In case when applicant need to verify using Pan Number it can easily be done by filling PAN name in three fields first name, middle name and last name (mandatory). If only one field is provided in name field then only last name/surname is to be filled. In case of an individual fifth digit represent surname of the pan holder. In other case it represents first name of the pan card holder.