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PAN cardholders can make out fake cards from real: Here's how

In the Corona period, the cases of fake PAN cards are increasing continuously

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The addition of QR codes in PAN card ID has been started after the cases of fraud increased in the past few years. Those who have a PAN card made after July 2018 have a QR Code embedded. The QR code generated on the PAN card identifies the fake and real PAN. Only a smartphone and an app issued by the Income Tax Department are needed. Also Read - Here's how you can update address on PAN card

In the Corona period, the cases of fake PAN cards are increasing continuously. It becomes essential to know whether the PAN card you have is real or fake. Now you can find out whether the PAN card is fake or real sitting at home. Also Read - How to apply for e-PAN through Aadhaar Card in simple steps

Through 10 digits of PAN card, you can do many things like open a bank account, buy or sell property, buy or sell a vehicle, file ITR, buy jewelry above Rs 2 lakh. But nowadays, many cases of fake PAN cards are coming to the fore. Also Read - Unable to find physical copy of your PAN card? Here's how to get e-PAN in simple steps

PAN Card is a government document with no direct benefit, but it has particular importance in banking and other financial matters. A PAN card is required from financial transactions to opening a bank account. Apart from this, a PAN card is used for many essential tasks, including buying and selling property, filing income tax returns.

Here’s how you can find out if the PAN card is fake or real:

STEP1: You must first go to the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department.

STEP2: Here, you need to click on the link of ‘Verify your PAN details’ on the right side upwards.

STEP3: After this, users will have to fill in PAN card details (How to check pan card details).

STEP4: In this, you will be given information about the PAN number, the full name of the PAN cardholder, his date of birth, etc.

STEP5: After filling in the correct information, a message will come on the portal whether the filled information matches with your PAN card or not.

STEP6: In this way, you can easily find out the integrity of the PAN card.

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  • Published Date: December 31, 2021 12:58 PM IST



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