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PAN Card


Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique code of 10 alpha-numeric characters issued by the Income Tax Department.

It enables the Department to link all transactions of the person with the Department. These transactions include tax payments, returns of income/wealth/gift/FBT, specified transactions and TDS/TCS credits etc. It also serves as an important identification proof.

It is also issued to foreign nationals (e.g. investors) subject to a valid visa and for this reason it is not acceptable as a proof of Indian citizenship.

Without a PAN Card?

  • no property worth more than 5 lakhs can be sold; and

  • no bank transaction exceeding 50, 000 to be done.

How to apply for a pan card

PAN Card Applications are available at PAN Facilitation Centres located at various Income Tax offices in cities and towns. 'Form 49A' is made available online on the websites of the Income Tax Department or NSDL or UTITSL. The application can be made both online as well as offline.

Steps to obtain PAN Card in offline mode, i.e. by submission of printed application:

  • Download Form 49 A or obtain it from Pan Center. Fill Form 49 A and affix passport size photo, proof of identity and address proof. Both have to be self attested.

  • In the next step one has to make the payment of Rs. 107 (for Indian communication address) and Rs. 994 (for foreign communication).

  • Application is to be put in an envelope with the cheque or demand draft. Post it to NSDL at Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune-16.

Steps to obtain PAN Card in online mode:

  • One has to go to the NSDL website and fill up the form.

  • In the next step one has to make the payment of Rs. 107 (for Indian communication address) and Rs. 994 (for foreign communication).

  • The payment has to be made online.

  • After submission of the application one has to take the print of the application and paste 2 photographs on the printout of the acknowledgement on given space and signature has to be put.

  • Application is to be put in an envelope.

  • Affix passport size photo, proof of identity and address proof. Both have to be self attested. Post it to NSDL at Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune-16.

 

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