Pay I-T or Apply for PAN Through an App Soon
In step with government's digital India drive, the income-tax department is developing an app that will soon allow assessees to pay taxes or apply for PAN using smartphones. The department is also working on a project to issue PAN to assessees within minutes by way of e-KYC authentication using Aadhaar, a move that will help bring more people under the tax net by making it easier for people to get Permanent Account Numbers. “The app concept is at a preliminary stage. The app will enable assessees to pay taxes, apply for PAN or track tax returns,” an official said.