Showing posts with label PAN card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PAN card. Show all posts

Monday 27 October 2014

Step by Step Procedure on How to Apply for a PAN Card Online in India

PAN card has become mandatory whether you work or not. Apart from being used for financial transactions, it also serves as an identity proof.

Permanent Account Number, abbreviated as PAN is a 10-digit unique alphanumeric identity allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes in order to track financial transactions and to prevent tax evasion.
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Pan Card

How to apply for a PAN ?

Step 1 - Opening the Form

You have to fill in the form - Form 49A (or) Form 49AA by visiting this website for applying for NEW PANs.
online pan card application
PAN Card Application Form
You will see a page like the above, in there click NEW PAN Form 49A which opens a new window "Application for a New Pan".
PAN Card Application
PAN card application form
In that click 'Online Application for New PAN (Form 49A)" which again opens a third window. Scroll down till you see 'Apply for a new PAN Card' along with a drop down box 'Category for applicant'.
Choose "Individual" or accordingly for companies or Goverment agencies.
PAN Card Application
PAN Card Application Form
On selection, you will get the online application form 49A which is to be filled.
PAN Card Application form
PAN Card Application Form

Step 2 - Filling the form

If you are applying Applying Online -
Fill in the form 49A online using capital letters, attach the required proof of identify and proof of address. A confirmation screen with all the data filled by the applicant will be displayed which can be re-edited if needed and you will need to confirm the same. After confirmation, an acknowledgement with a unique 15-digit acknowledgement number will be displayed which is needed to be saved and printed.

If you are printing the form - 
Fill the application in block letters in English with black ink.
Paste a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm).
And provide the signature within the box. If thumb impression, then you should get the thumb impression attested by Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.

Step 3 - Copies of proof of Identity and Address

Attach Proof of Identity (POI) - Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India,Elector's photo identity card,Driving License,Passport,Ration card having photograph of the applicant,Arm's license,Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant, etc.

Proof of Address (POA) - Electricity Bill, Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill, Water Bill, Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill, Bank account statement or as per note 2, Depository account statement, Credit card statement, etc.

and Proof of Date of birth (PODB - if applicable) as per Rule 114 (4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 which have the same name that is written on the application form.

Step 4 - Processing Fees

Payment can be made through Demand Draft, Cheque or Credit card / Debit card or Net Banking. Fee for processing PAN application:105 (93 + service tax) for PAN card to be dispatched in India. For dispatch outside India, fee is971 (including service tax).

Cheque (payable at par)/Demand Draft should be in favour of 'NSDL-PAN' payable at Mumbai and acknowledgment number should be mentioned on the reverse of the Cheque/ Demand Draft. 

If your paying online, the processing fee can be paid via net banking, credit card or debit card , after which a payment acknowledgement will be displayed. You will need to save and print acknowledgement as well.

Step 5 - Submission of Documents

The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photograph (in case of 'Individuals') along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth should be sent at the below address :

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 - 411016

in a envelope superscribed with 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - Acknowledgement Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - 8XXXXXXXXXXXXXX').

Note: The acknowledgement, Demand Draft or any thing else should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application. You can track the status of your application online by using the "Status Track for PAN application".

SEE instructions for filling in the FORM 49A of PAN Card Application - Click here for Instructions

Original Source : Income Tax PAN Services Unit
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Monday 31 March 2014

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online

PAN card (Permanent Account Number) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued  by the Income Tax Department. 

1.Who all needs to possess a PAN card?

Any Indian citizen who are eligible for paying Tax to the Income Tax Authority of India should mandatorily possess a PAN card.

Also, those who don't pay taxes can still apply for a PAN card as an identity proof since PAN has become mandatory for all financial transactions, sale or purchase of any immovable properties or vehicles,  installation of a telephone or cellular connection, hotel payments and more.

2.How and where to apply for a PAN card?

PAN application(Form 49A) can be downloaded from,
The form is also available at IT PAN Service centers and TIN Facilitation centers.

3.Where to apply online for a new PAN card?

For an online application to request a New PAN Card, use the below link which includes other PAN related  online services such as, 
Pan Card Online Application
For New PAN for Indian Citizens  - New PAN (FORM 49A)
For New PAN for Foreign Citizens - New PAN (FORM 49AA)
Changes or correction in PAN details - PAN Change Request
Reprint of PAN cards -  Reprint PAN
Status Track for PAN application -  Online Pan Card Status

Other ways for Status enquiry is through SMS

  1. SMS NSDLPAN <space> Acknowledgement No.
  2. Send to 57575 to obtain application status.
4. More details and FAQs about PAN

What documents will serve as proof of Identity and Address for of Individual applicants, including minors and HUF applicants and more FAQs can be found at "PAN Frequently asked questions"  of Income Tax Department Overview.

Hope this post offers all information that your need to know about PAN card. 
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