If you are an Aadhaar card holder, you can easily apply for instant ePAN and that too online. It can be known that having documents like Aadhaar Card, Permanent Account Number (PAN card), Voter ID, among others is very important as these documents help you to prove your identity and also to avail government provided benefits. If you have Aadhaar and want to apply for ePAN then you can know that this service can only be used if you do not have a PAN but have a valid Aadhaar card and your KYC details are updated.
Aadhaar card is provided by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and is useful for obtaining benefits such as filing Income Tax Returns, creating a bank account, sourcing benefits from government schemes, etc. The PAN Card is issued by the Income Tax Department. Also, for the uninitiated, ePAN is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic or digital format by the Income Tax Department. Also, it is mandatory to quote your PAN while filing your Income Tax Return.
You can generate your ePAN with the help of your Aadhaar and a mobile number. Also, generating an ePAN is free of cost. Here is a step-by-step guide that you can follow.