How to verify or check any PAN number online for free

Blank PAN card

PAN cards often become pain cards. Particularly now that the Income Tax Department insists on the landlord’s PAN for an annual rent above Rs 100,000 and many landlords are not very forthcoming in sharing their PAN for the fear of paying taxes. And there are some landlords who are willing to share their PAN but not copies of their PAN cards fearing misuse (and they are right in doing so). But our not-so-enlightened accounts/HR departments will insist on a copy of the landlord’s PAN card arguing how would they otherwise verify the authenticity of the number mentioned.

The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has an online PAN verification service but the charges are exorbitant. But that shouldn’t be any deterrent.

If you or your employer needs to verify any number quoted as a PAN or find an individual’s PAN based on his name and date of birth, the Income Tax Department’s websites has easy utilities that let you check for free any PAN.

To find the name of an individual/company (and jurisdictional assessing officer) associated with a PAN number click here.

To know the PAN based on name and date of birth/incorporation of an individual/company click here.

And beware! With a few details anyone can easily hack into your Income Tax account.

(Excuse the redundancy. ‘PAN number’ is the popular colloquial use, therefore the title)

  • edina thapa

    i have apply for pan card online but i was not able to send my supporting document . its been 3 month pending..what should i do to get pan card. shall i apply for new one or i should i allow to have correction …

  • RAJIB KUMAR BASUMATARY

    I need my pan card number because I lost my pan card so I thought I reapply my pan card then need pan number. Plz plz help me nd my pan card number will sand my email.

  • RAJIB KUMAR BASUMATARY

    Dear Sir, I request u plz sand my pan card number very puick plz

  • praveen

    sir mera pan card kho gya h please mujhe btaiye ki me apna pan ka no. pta kse kru. mujhe kal urgent chahiye

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  • Shailesh Wagh

    how can i find pan of a registered partnership company by only company
    name