Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, ten-digit alphanumeric identity issued by the Income Tax Department to all taxpayers in India.
PAN facilitates instrumental transactions such as tax payments, entering certain financial contracts, and filing I-T returns.
It also serves as a government-verified proof of identity.
Here's how you can apply for PAN online using your Aadhaar card.
e-PAN application facility via Aadhaar KYC
If you don't have a PAN card, you can easily apply for it online using your Aadhaar card, free of cost. The e-PAN facility launched by the I-T department lets users apply for a digitally-signed PAN using Aadhaar for KYC, for quick and convenient allotment.