Income Tax India has deactivated more than 10 lakh PAN cards for non-compliance. Reasons can be Multiple PAN cards linked to one person, Individual PAN cards used for Business purposes and others. Income Tax laws say, persons maintaining more than one PAN may be penalised. You can surrender your additional active PAN cards to Income Tax India voluntarily and escape penalty and scrutiny. So ,Check your PAN card for Active or Deactivated Status here.
Steps to know your PAN status.
1) Go to Income Tax Website. Fill your exact Surname, First & Middle Names, Status (Individual, company, firm, trust etc), DOB and Mobile number. Click Submit.
2. You will receive OTP ( One Time Password ) on your mobile number provided as SMS. Just enter the OTP and click on Proceed.
3. Now you get a screen showing your PAN status along with basic details like Name, PAN number, Citizenship, Jurisdiction ( Your permanent address polling area) and Finally Status under Remarks column.