In recent years, the speed of digitization has increased rapidly around the world, including India. However, fraud related to digital documents is also increasing in the country. The PAN Card is an indispensable document in our daily life. It is used in every financial transaction in governmental and non-governmental organizations. PAN card is used in banks, schools, colleges, offices, etc. It is mandatory when filing income tax. Also Read: Google Play Store to Support Third-Party Billing, Starting with Spotify
A PAN card is also required for first-time account holders. A lot of scams are done in the name of PAN cards these days. In view of the increasing cases of fraud with fake PAN cards, the Income Tax Office has started to implement QR codes. Also Read – Sony Releases New PlayStation Update, Brings Several New Features
With its help, you can find out whether the PAN card is real or fake. First, download the Income Tax Office app to scan the QR code. After that, you can easily find out whether the PAN card is genuine or not by scanning with your mobile scanner. Also Read: Lapsus$ Hacking Activities Likely Being Performed By Teenagers, Microsoft Tells Users What To Do
You can check your PAN card by visiting the income tax website. Here’s how:
STEP 1: First, click on the Income Tax Authority official website – www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal.
STEP 2: Now click on Verify Your PAN option.
STEP 3: When you click on it, a new page will open in front of you.
STEP 4: Now you will be asked for your mobile number, date of birth and PAN card information.
STEP 5: Now you need to check whether the income tax data matches your data or not.
STEP 6: After that, you will know if this PAN is real or fake.