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Ensure that you keep your PAN card safe so that it doesn’t get lost. It would become difficult to do any monetary transaction in the absence of a PAN card. As it is of small size and it becomes necessary to keep it along everywhere due to its ardent need there is a chance of losing it at any point of time hence take care of it to the level best.

Don’t get panicked if you have misplaced or lost your PAN card. If such situation arrives then make sure you take timely action through doing the following:

  • Ensure you have lodged an FIR at the nearby police station once you come to know about the missing of your PAN card. Assign someone in India to report it to the police station if you are away and in abroad and can’t come here.
  • Inform the income tax department by writing it to update about your missing PAN card. Do ask them to reissue you a duplicate card and send it to you. It is necessary to attach the police FIR copy while submitting such application.
  • Attach the FIR copy while applying for a fresh PAN card again and add all relevant documents required.

Remember the saying that “Prevention is better than cure” and apply it for your PAN card as well so is it applicable for rest documents issued by the government. It is always advisable to keep PAN card safely to avoid such circumstances. Keep photocopies and use them wherever required.

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