Pan Deactivation- Steps to Reactivate before ITR filing

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Just last year, the income tax department deactivated the PAN of those who were allotted more than one PAN at a time. Every Individual is allotted just one pan card and having more than that is illegal therefore leading to Pan Deactivation. Therefore, the drive which was conducted by income tax department last year swept of over 11 lakh Pan cards. However, most the individuals had hardly any idea of such a massive campaign going on across the nation and they got to know only at the time of starting the process of ITR.

How To Check?

To know whether the Pan Deactivation has affected you also, first the status should be checked.

In order to know if the PAN you have been using to file the ITR  is blocked, there are certain steps to be followed.

Step 1 – Assess

Pan Deactivation Status check Detail Page

Pan Deactivation Status check Detail Page

Step 2- Enter Surname, Name, DOB and other information asked along with the Mobile Number. After doing so, you would get OTP on the registered mobile.

Pan Deactivation Final Status Window

Pan Deactivation Final Status Window

Step 3- Result Page would display the PAN and jurisdictional officer address along with active or inactive status.

Pan Status

Pan Status

Pan Deactivation – How To Reactivate?

It is important to know the procedure of getting the Pan reactivated again. Here it is:

  • First of all the individual whose Pan has been deactivated needs to write a letter addressed to their jurisdiction AO in the Income Tax Department asking to reactivate the Pan.
  • All the required documents should be attached which can establish that the PAN which was blocked is being used to file the return. Documents that can be submitted include:
  1. Indemnity Bond in favor of the Income Tax Department
  2. Copy of the Pan which has been used to file the income tax returns regularly.
  3. Copies of Income tax return filed by the assessee over the past three years using the blocked PAN card.

Once, the request has been sent, it would take somewhere around 10-15 business days for the Income Tax department to reactivate the blocked PAN.

Surrendering the Additional Pan Cards

In case you have an additional PAN Card, now is the time to surrender before the Pan Deactivation drive kicks, the procedure of which is quite simple.

Step 1 – Visit the official NSDL Site

Step 2- Select Pan Correct option from the Application type dropdown.

Step 3 : Fill the Details in the page

Step 4- A token would be generated and would be sent on the registered emaili-id. A new page would appear where you would need to mark the option, ‘Submit scanned images through e-Sign’ and below that feed in the PAN number that you want to keep activated. Fill the details asked for

Step 5- The next page would ask for the additional Pan that has been allotted to you and click Next

Step 6- The next page would appear where you would need to upload the scanned images, signature and other documents.

Step 7- Payment to be made for the Pan application within India – 110 INR

For Outside India – 1020 INR

Step 8 – Acknowledgement Window – Make sure to save the window for the future references.


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An MBA in finance, I like to cover the wide range of topics related to Taxation, SEBI, Finance and anything that is Public Helpful. The motive is always to make it simpler for the taxpayers understand the system better and take informed decisions.

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