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Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique identifier issued to all judicial entities identifiable under the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. PAN is essential for all financial transactions such as receiving taxable salary or professional fees, sale or purchase of assets, trading in securities and more. It serves as an important proof of identification.

Permanent Account Number Details

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) follows a specific format, exemplified as ABCTY1234D. In this structure, the initial three characters, such as ‘ABC’, are an alphabetical series that can vary from AAA to ZZZ. The fourth character of the PAN, for instance, ‘T’ in the example, indicates the status of the PAN holder. Different alphabets denote different entities: ‘T’ stands for Trust, ‘F’ is used for Firm, ‘H’ signifies HUF (Hindu Undivided Family), ‘P’ represents an Individual, ‘C’ indicates a Company and so on.

Documents Required for PAN

Type of Business
Required documents for PAN Registration
IndividualAadhar card, 2 Passport Size Photo
Partnership
Partnership deed
CompanyCompany incorporation certificate, Memorandum and Articles of Association, GST Number (if any)
Non-residentPassport, Aadhaar card or any other proof of address, bank account statement or cancelled cheque, passport-size photograph

Procedure to file PAN Application

Online Application

  • Visit the official websites of NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) or UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited), which are authorized to issue PAN cards.
  • Choose the appropriate application form – Form 49A for Indian citizens or Form 49AA for foreign nationals.

Complete the online application form by providing personal details, contact information and other required data.

Upload scanned copies of supporting documents, including proof of identity, address and date of birth. For foreign citizens, additional documents like a copy of VISA or PIO card may be required.

Make the payment for the application, which can be done via credit/debit card, net banking or demand draft.

After payment, review and submit your application. You will receive an acknowledgment with a 15-digit number.

If you created an e-signature during the application, no further action is required. Otherwise, print the acknowledgment, affix your photograph and signature, and mail it along with the supporting documents to the NSDL/UTIITSL office within 15 days.

Offline Application

Get the form from a nearby PAN services centre or download it from the NSDL or UTIITSL website.

Fill out the form manually, ensuring no mistakes.

Attach photocopies of required identity, address and date of birth proof documents.

Submit the form and documents at a PAN services centre and pay the application fee.

After submission, you will receive an acknowledgment slip.

FAQs

PAN is a ten-character alphanumeric identifier, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Indian Income Tax Department.

PAN is essential for all financial transactions such as receiving taxable salary or professional fees, sale or purchase of assets, trading in securities and more. It serves as an important proof of identification.

Any individual or entity that pays taxes, including foreigners, are required to have a PAN if they are engaged in income-generating activities in India.

You can apply for PAN online through the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) or UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited) website, or through a designated PAN agency.

Basic identity, address, and age proof documents are needed, such as a passport, Aadhaar card, voter ID card, driving license, etc.

Yes, as per current laws, linking PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory and failure to do so may render the PAN inoperative.

Yes, minors can apply for PAN but it must be applied for by their parent or guardian.

Not having or not quoting PAN can attract penalties, especially in financial transactions where PAN is mandatory.

No, holding more than one PAN is illegal and can lead to penalties.

After successful submission of the application and payment, it typically takes about 15-20 working days to receive the PAN card.

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