What is PAN Card?

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department.
As the IT department made it mandetory to have PAN card to file your annual income returns.It is easy to count many uses of PAN card.The main and important use is it proves that you are ideal citizen and you are following the rule of nation.First it is important to give respect to the law of nation.After deep and open discussion the law relating PAN card was accepted and it is the duty of every citizen to obey the rules.

How to Apply for a PAN Card Online ?

Anyone can apply for a PAN card, whether they are working or not. There is no restriction on age, region or nationality. You can submit an application for an underage minor and even on behalf of a newborn. Applications must be signed by a legal parent or guardian. A typical PAN number looks like AFZPK7XXXXX
Application for fresh allotment of PAN can be made through Internet. The charges for applying for PAN online is Rs. 96. Payment of application fee can be made through check, demand draft, credit/debit card or net-banking. Once the application and payment is accepted you will see a acknowledgement, you are required to send a proof of Identity & Address along with the acknowledgement to NSDL/UTITSL through courier/post. After they receive your documents, PAN card will be sent to your home.
Follow the steps below to apply for PAN card online:
  1. Click “New PAN for Indian citizens” and select “Online Application for New PAN”.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page & select “Individual” as the category of applicant.
  3. Fill all the fields which are marked with an asterisk. (Detailed instructions).
  4. To fill area, range code, AO type and number click the Non-International Taxation AO details. Search your city by selecting the correct alphabet & click your city. Now comes the hard part. Read the description and try to find the correct circle for your region. If you’re unable to find it or if no description is available, you’ll have to take help from your friend/relative who lives in your area and has a pan card. Go to this link and submit your parents/friend’s PAN number. You’ll get his/hers AO details. Enter the same information in your form.
Once the application is submitted, you will be shown an acknowledgement page, which will have an Acknowledgement Number along with a summary of your details. It will also list the mode of payment and the documents to be submitted as address and identity proof, as chosen by you. You need to take a print-out of this acknowledgement page and affix a recent Passport-size photograph and sign in the box below using a black pen only. Please retain a copy of the acknowledgement for your reference.
Finally, The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photograph along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity & proof of address should be sent to the address given on the acknowledgement page. You may send the documents to NSDL via courier, speed post, etc. Note that the documents must reach them within 15 days from the online application. The PAN card will arrive at your house in about two weeks.
Once you submit the documents, you can track the status of your PAN online via this link.
If you’re unable to apply for PAN using this method, you can try this website (eMudhra). But they charge Rs.200 (about Rs.100 more than doing it on the NSDL website). The only advantage is that, you don’t have to fill the AO details.
An applicant will fill Form 49A online and submit the form.
If there are any errors, rectify them and re-submit the form.
A confirmation screen with all the data filled by the applicant will be displayed.
The applicant may either edit or confirm the same.
On confirmation, an acknowledgement will be displayed. The acknowledgement will contain a unique 15-digit acknowledgement number.
The applicant is requested to save and print this acknowledgement.
‘Individual’ applicants should affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided in the acknowledgement. The photographs should not be stapled or clipped to the acknowledgement. The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the acknowledgement.
Signature / Left Thumb Impression should only be within the box provided in the acknowledgement. The signature should not be on the photograph affixed on right side of the form. In case of applicants other than ‘Individuals’, the authorized signatory shall sign the acknowledgement and affix the appropriate seal or stamp. The signature should not be on photograph. If there is any mark on photograph such that it hinders the clear visibility of the face of the applicant, the application will not be accepted.

Signature / Left hand thumb impression should be provided across the photo affixed on the left side of the form in such a manner that portion of signature/impression is on photo as well as on acknowledgement.
Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer under official seal and stamp.
If communication Address is within India

(a). The fee for processing PAN application is  ₹96.00 ( ₹ 85.00 + 12.36% service tax).

(b). Payment can be made either by
 - Demand Draft
 - Cheque
 - Credit Card / Debit Card
 - Net Banking

(c) If any of addresses i.e. office address or residential address is a foreign address, the payment can be made only by way of Demand Draft payable at Mumbai.
If communication Address is outside India

(a). The fee for processing PAN application is ₹ 962.00[ (Application fee ₹ 85.00 + Dispatch Charges  ₹ 771.00) + 12.36% service tax].

(b). Payment can be made only by way of Demand Draft payable at Mumbai.

(c). At present the facility for dispatch of PAN cards outside India is available for a select list of countries. Applicants from other countries may contact NSDL at the contact details given in point (v) below.

This point is not applicable if applicant is providing the representative assessee details in the point no.14 of application form
Demand draft and cheque should be drawn in favour of ‘NSDL – PAN’.
Demand draft shall be payable at Mumbai and the acknowledgement number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft.
Applicants making payment by cheque shall deposit a local cheque (drawn on any bank) with any HDFC Bank branch across the country (except Dahej). The applicant shall mention NSDLPAN on the deposit slip. List of HDFC Bank Branches.
Credit card / Debit card / Net banking payment

Persons authorized to make Credit card / Debit card / Net banking payment are as below:

Category of Applicant
Payment by Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking can be made by / for
Self, immediate family members (parents, spouse, children)
Karta of the HUF
Any Director of the Company
Firm / Limited Liability Partnership
Any Partner of the Firm / Limited Liability Partnership
Association of Person(s) / Body of Individuals / Association of Person(s) Trust / Artificial Juridical Person / Local Authority
Authorized Signatory covered under section 140 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Applicants making credit card / debit card payment will be charged an additional surcharge of ₹ 5.00 by the bank providing payment gateway facility.

Applicants making payment through Net Banking facility will be charged an additional surcharge of ₹ 4.00 + service tax for payment gateway facility.

On successful credit card / debit card / net banking payment acknowledgement will be displayed. Applicant shall save and print the acknowledgement and send to NSDL as mentioned in point (p) & (q) below.

The acknowledgement duly signed, affixed with photograph (in case of ‘Individuals’) alongwith Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity (name in the application should be same as in the proof of identity) & proof of address (Individuals, HUFs, Body of Individuals, Association of Persons & Artificial Juridical Person should provide proof of address of residence stated in the application) as specified in the application form is to be sent 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 – 411016′.
Super scribe the envelope with ‘APPLICATION FOR PAN – Acknowledgement Number’ (e.g. ‘APPLICATION FOR PAN – 881010100000097′).
Your acknowledgement, Demand Draft, if any, and proofs, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.
Applications received with demand draft or cheque as mode of payment shall be processed only on receipt of relevant proofs and realization of payment.
For more information
- Call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 – 27218080; Fax: 020 – 27218081
- e-mail us at: tininfo@nsdl.co.in mailto:tininfo@nsdl.co.in
- SMS NSDLPAN <space> Acknowledgement No. & send to 57575 to obtain application status.
- Write to: INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT (Managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited), 5th floor, Mantri Sterling,
 Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411016
Go to >> https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/ to apply PAN card

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