PAN Card Validity in Income Tax Website

Question) I already own an PAN card from Income Tax Department and try to find it in the Income Tax website ( example for e-filing of the Income Tax Returns), shows an error.

The PAN number specified in your return does not exist in income tax department database.

Answer) This could be due to the following.

  1. Mis-spelt First Name and Last name. Try correcting the spelling.
  2. Sometimes your First Name and Last Name gets swapped in their database. This needs to be corrected. There is option to do this online as well.  Try swapping the first and last name. That could locate your PAN number in the income tax website.