I had lost my Old PAN card couple of years back. Thus applied for duplicate PAN card.
However later a year back i found my lost PAN card.
Now i have received a letter from Income tax to surrender duplicate PAN card else have to pay fine of 10,000.
I understand that have 2 PAN card is a offence.
BUT: My PAN card i have and using are all having the SAME PAN NUMBER .
Thus if any of you could please let me know , Under what circumstances PAN card become duplicate.
My understanding is , if the PAN card is bearing same NUMBER it might not be duplicate afterall.
Looking forward for your reply.