PAN & Aadhaar Card of an individual are the two most valuable informative documents that indicate a person’s personal identity and citizenship. They are to be submitted in every legal documentation ranging from real estate property transactions, financial investments, buying or selling a motor vehicle (especially four-wheeler), creating a bank account, and executing banking transactions. The PAN card contains a history of all financial transactions, too, making it vulnerable. Moreover, PAN Card may be used to forge fraud in society. Furthermore, Aadhaar Card can be used to mask identity and execute crimes in another person’s name. So, these are to be kept safe from any theft and misuse when someone is no more. In this article, you will find a complete guide to how to cancel or surrender PAN card of a deceased person?
We should begin by knowing who can apply for the cancellation/ Surrendering of PAN card or Aadhar Card for a deceased individual?
Legal inheritor or relatives holds the authority related to the procedure of cancellation of PAN card. Usually, the deceased’s son/daughter/spouse has the authority to connect to the income office for this. However, if the recently expired individual were a taxpayer, you would have to apply for the income tax on behalf of the deceased person. If you got no taxes to pay, then you can proceed with the further process. But if not, then it is upon you to clear all dues liable to him/her.
When And How Should You Surrender PAN Card?
The reason for to surrender of pan card mainly when a person has more than one PAN Card or the person possessing it has expired recently. We would be considering the latter reason in this article. For this reason, your PAN can be canceled through offline mode only. For this, a detailed procedure is given below.
Procedure Of Cancellation After The Death Of The PAN Cardholder?
Unfortunately, no procedure can be carried out to get it done online in this case. Only the legal heir can surrender the PAN card only through offline mode. And you would be looking for the same procedure to solve your query.
Step 1: Know The Relevant ‘jurisdiction’ Details
Step 2: Filing Of The ITR File The Deceased Person If He/ She Is A Taxpayer
Only the legal heir is required to fill the return before surrendering the PAN card of the deceased person. The same can be verified under section 159 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act). He/she filing the return is liable to pay the tax dues if any from his/her side. To file it follow the pointers given below.
Also, filing of the ITR, in this case, can be done by offline mode through a registered CA.
Step 3 Deceased individual’s legal beneficiary has to give in the letter and application for the closer.
i. You need to provide the deceased individual’s information, including PAN Number, Name, date of birth, etc.
We should now move from cancellation of Aadhaar card to how to surrender /cancel the Aadhaar number of a deceased person.
As of now, there is no formal and necessary procedure to surrender the Aadhaar Card. But the Aadhaar Card can be deactivated if a family member of the expired individual applies for it, as per UIDAI. This can be done through Aadhaar Card enrolment centers or local civic bodies. There is currently no online procedure to surrender the Aadhaar card.
So, it can be done through offline mode only. The legal heir has to submit the death certificate and an application. This has to be submitted at the enrolment center that looks into matters related to Aadhaar Cars. It has also been noted that Registrars of Births & Deaths are being related to the UIDAI database having Aadhaar numbers, so as a result, as. When the data h certificate gets issued, then the concerned individual’s Aadhaar number would be marked as ‘deceased’ and deactivated for future use.
1. What happens to the Aadhaar Card after the demise of an individual?
Aadhaar Number, once generated, can’t be canceled or surrendered even after a person’s death. You can try to deactivate it. But it is supposed that the information about a holder’s death in the Aadhaar database gets updated.
2. Can I surrender my PAN card at my will and apply for a new one when I require it?
No, you can’t cancel/ surrender your pan card if you are alive. Pan means PERMANENT ACCOUNT NUMBER that is once allotted can not be rewritten; the income tax department retrieves all the details of your income by using this number only. Obviously, they won’t permit you to change the number.
3. Can Aadhaar be considered as proof of citizenship?
Aadhaar can not replace any prevailing identity cards. Moreover, it can not guarantee the citizenship of an individual. Aadhaar helps in smoothing the process of application and verification of the documents related to legal purposes.
PAN Card and Aadhaar Card servers are a medium for legal documentation under which we can exercise to avail of the services provided by various institutions. Pan card number contains a history of all the monetary and financial transactions of a person. These documents can be misused and may lead to frauds that could affect financially, physically, and emotionally. So, when a person has expired so, it becomes the duty of the family members to surrender these documents to use them as their mask to perform unethical activities.