Yes, ePAN and PAN are the same. ePAN stands for Electronic Permanent Account Number. It is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic format by the Income Tax Department of India. It has the same validity as a physical PAN card, and it can be used for all purposes where a physical PAN card is required.
The main difference between ePAN and PAN is that ePAN is issued in electronic format, while PAN is issued in physical format. ePAN can be downloaded and saved on your computer or mobile device, while PAN is a laminated card that is sent through postal mail.
To apply for ePAN, you need to have a valid Aadhaar number and a valid mobile number linked to your Aadhaar. The application process is completely online and free of cost.
Once you have applied for ePAN, you will receive an email with a link to download your ePAN. The ePAN will contain your PAN number, name, date of birth, and photograph. It will also have a QR code that can be scanned to verify the authenticity of the ePAN.
You can use your ePAN for all purposes where a physical PAN card is required, such as filing your income tax return, opening a bank account, or applying for a loan.
Here are some of the benefits of using ePAN:
- It is more convenient and secure than a physical PAN card.
- You can download it and save it on your computer or mobile device.
- You can easily share it with others electronically.
- It is free of cost.
If you do not have a physical PAN card, you can use your ePAN instead. ePAN is a valid proof of PAN and can be used for all purposes where a physical PAN card is required.tuneshareGoogle it