Income tax filing: Here’s how to take advantage of the e-PAN for free by simply using Aadhar

In a move that should help income tax payers looking to generate permanent account numbers, the income tax department on 29th June launched a new solution to benefit from instant e-PAN. Those who do not have PAN cards can now benefit from the real-time e-PAN feature for free using the Aadhaar card. It is valid for a limited period of time on a first-come, first-served basis for valid Aadhaar holders. An applicant does not need to submit documents for using the facility.


Candidates who already have a PAN should not ask for e-PAN.

The e-PAN facility is restricted to residents (except minors and other persons covered by the Income Tax Act 1961) and not to HUF, corporations, trusts and corporations, etc.

Active mobile numbers related to Aadhaar OTP.

e-PAN is generated using the data available in Aadhaar.

Income Tax Return

The last date for the filing of the Annual Income Tax Return (ITA) for the 2018-19 fiscal year or the 2018-19 taxation year for the Income Tax Department is July 31st. . prior to authorizing detentions under 80C to 80U) exceeds 250,000 rupees in a fiscal year.

The limit is 300 000 rupees for seniors (over 60 but under 80) and 500 000 rupees for seniors (over 80). You can file your return unintentionally even if your income is below the maximum exemption limit.

Documents needed to file ITR

For filing income tax returns, you must keep a checklist of several , including bank account details, PAN number, pay slips, rental receipts to claim HRA, the address of the house. One can also voluntarily deposit a return even if his income is below the maximum exemption limit.

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