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What to do with someone’s PAN and Aadhar card after death? Learn Rules

PAN card and Aadhar card have become the most important documents in today’s time. PAN card is used for financial purposes. Whereas Aadhar card is used as ID proof. Information such as the name, date of birth, address, etc. of the person is entered in the Aadhar card. After the death of such a person, the biggest question arises that what should be done with both the documents. In the recent past, there have been many such cases when people have been made victims of cyber crime by using their PAN card and Aadhar card after the death of a person. In such a situation, we are going to tell you what to do with Aadhar and PAN card after the death of a person-

What to do with PAN card after death?
PAN card is an essential financial document which is used for all the work from opening a bank account to filing ITR. In such a situation, after the death of a person, keep his PAN card until you have completed all the financial work. These important tasks include filing tax returns, claiming policies, etc. After this you surrender the PAN card.

pan card surrender process
If you want to surrender the PAN card of any of your relatives, then for this you have to write an application to the Assessment Officer. After writing the application, you will also have to give the reason for surrendering the PAN card. Along with this, then all the information like the name of the deceased, date of birth, death certificate, PAN number etc. will also have to be written. Along with this, attach the death certificate of the deceased with this application and submit it. If you think that the PAN card of the deceased can be of some use to you in future, then in such a situation you can also keep the PAN card. It is not mandatory to surrender the PAN card of the deceased. But, take special care that there is no misuse of PAN card, so keep its data safe.

What to do with Aadhaar Card after death?
Nowadays Aadhar card is used as ID proof everywhere. Aadhar card is also used to get benefits of any government scheme. Aadhar card is a unique number which UIDAI cannot give to anyone else after the death of a person.

Aadhar card surrender process
Aadhar card cannot be deactivated after the death of a person. At present, the government has not made any provision to cancel the Aadhaar number, but can link the Aadhaar card with the death certificate. In the event of linking the two, the Aadhar card of the deceased cannot be misused.

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