Sunday, June 2, 2019

How do I apply for PAN Card /Change/Correction in PAN CARD?


  •  How do I apply for PAN?
You can apply for PAN by filling up Application for Allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN application form). The forms are -
Form 49A (for Indian Citizens)
Form 49AA (for Foreign Citizens)
PAN application can be made either online through NSDL web-site  www.tin-nsdl.com  or through any of the NSDL TIN-Facilitation Centres/ PAN Centres where PAN application may be submitted.




  •    Can I make an application for PAN on Plain Paper?
No. Application for PAN can be made only be done using the prescribed formatas notified by Central Board of Direct Taxes, The notified forms are as under
Form 49A (for Indian Citizen)
Form 49AA (for Foreign Citizen).


  • Where can I obtain PAN application form?
You can obtain PAN application form from any NSDL TIN-Facilitation Centre (TIN-FC)/ PAN Centre or any other stationery vendors providing such forms. The same can be downloaded from NSDL-TIN website.

  • ·       Are there any charges for obtaining PAN application form?
No.The form is freely downloadable from NSDL e-Gov-TIN website. You can also obtain the form from any NSDL e-Gov TIN Facilitation Center (TIN-FC)/PAN Center free of cost.


  • ·       Where should I submit my PAN application?
You can submit your duly filled and signed PAN application form along-with the supporting documents to any of the TIN-FCs or PAN Centres managed by NSDL e-Gov.However, if applied online, duly signed and photo affixed acknowledgement receipt along with supporting documents should be sent to below address:

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 - 411 016



  • ·       What are the charges to be paid while submitting Form 49A/ 49AA?
PAN applications submitted at TIN Facilitation Centres / PAN Centres.
Dispatch of physical PAN Card in India (Communication address is Indian address)
 Fees (exclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹91
Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes) is  ₹107.

Dispatch of physical PAN Card outside India (where foreign address is provided as address for communication)
Fees (exclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹862
Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹1017

PAN applications submitted Online through paperless modes (e-KYC & e-Sign / e-Sign scanned based / DSC scanned based):

Dispatch of physical PAN Card in India (Communication address is Indian address)
Fees (exclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹86
Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes) is  ₹101

Dispatch of physical PAN Card outside India (where foreign address is provided as address for communication)
Fees (exclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹857
Fees (inclusive of applicable taxes) is ₹1011

·       If Physical PAN Card is required
While submitting PAN application form, applicant will have to indicate whether physical PAN card is required. If applicant opts for physical PAN Card, then physical PAN card will be printed & dispatched at communication address. The e-PAN card in PDF format will be dispatched at e-mail ID mentioned in PAN application form, if the same is provided. Fees are applicable.

If Physical PAN Card is not required:
PAN applicant will have to indicate at the time of submission of PAN application, if the physical PAN Card is not required. In such cases, email ID will be mandatory & e-PAN Card will be sent to the PAN applicant at the email ID. Physical PAN Card will not be dispatched in such cases. Fees are applicable.


  • ·       What will I receive on submission of the PAN application form to a TIN-FC?
You will receive an acknowledgment with a unique 15-digit acknowledgment number on submission of the PAN application form.


  • ·       How can I enquire about the status of my application?
You can inquire the status of your application by accessing NSDL-TIN website at the "Status track" option and quoting your unique 15-digit acknowledgement number after three days of your application.
You can also obtain status of your application through SMS (Short messaging service) using mobile phones. For this, you have to type the word "NSDLPAN" followed by your 15-digit acknowledgement number and send it to 57575. For example: SMS NSDLPAN 012345678901234 to 57575.
You can also check the status of your application through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) by calling our call center on 020-27218080.


  • ·       How do I fill the PAN application form?
You should fill the application form legibly in English capital letters and preferably with black ink. Read all the instructions before filling up PAN application form.


  • ·       Are two photographs compulsory for making an application for PAN?
Yes. 'Individual' applicants should affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the form. The photographs should not be stapled or clipped to the form. The applicant should sign across the photograph affixed on the left side of the form in such a manner that portion of signature is on photo as well as on form. The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the form.


  • ·       What documents should I submit along with the application form?
You have to submit the following documents with the application form:
Proof of identity (POI)
Proof of address (POA)
Proof of date of birth (PODB) (applicable only for Individual & HUF status of applicant.) (POA)
The documents for POI and POA depend on the citizenship and the status of the applicant.


  • ·       Which documents will serve as proof of identity, proof of address & proof of date of birth (not applicable for Form 49AA) in case of individual applicants and HUF applicants?
1.    Individual and HUF Applicants who are citizens of India and located within and outside India at the time of application for PAN:

Proof of Identity: 
  • Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
  • Elector’s photo identity card; or
  •  Driving License; or
  •  Passport; or
  • Ration card having photograph of the applicant; or
  • Arm’s license; or
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card
  • Pensioner card having photograph of the applicant; or
  • Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking. 
  • For HUF, an affidavit made by the Karta of Hindu Undivided Family stating name, father’s name and address of all the coparceners on the date of application and copy of any of the above documents in the name of Karta of HUF is required is required as proof of identity, address and date of birth.


Proof of Address:
 Copy of following documents of not more than three months old 
  •  Electricity Bill; or 
  •  Landline Telephone or Broadband connection bill; or 
  • Water Bill; or 
  •  Consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill; or 
  •  Bank account statement or as per Note 2 ; or 
  •  Depository account statement; or 
  •  Credit card statement; or
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by the Central Government or State Government of not more than three years old; or
  •  Domicile certificate
  • Passport of the spouse; or
  • Elector’s photo identity card; or
  •  Driving License; or
  • Passport; or
  • Aadhaar Card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India; or
  • In case of an Indian citizen residing outside India, copy of Bank Account Statement in country of residence or copy of Non-resident External (NRE) bank account statements (not more than three months old) shall be the proof of address.

Proof of date of birth:
  • Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India;or
  • Elector's photo identity card; or
  • Driving license; or
  • Passport; or
  •  Matriculation certificate or Mark sheet of recognized board; or
  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or any office authorised to issue birth and death certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or
  • Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or Central Public Sector Undertaking or State Public Sector Undertaking; or
  • Domicile certificate issued by the Government; or
  • Central Government Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme photo card.


  • ·       Which documents will serve as proof of identity and address for applicants other than individual and HUF?
List of documents which are acceptable as proof of identity and address for applicants other than individual and HUF is as below:
1. Having office of their own in India:
2. Having no office of their own in India.


  • ·       What is the procedure for applicants who cannot sign?
·       In such cases, Left Hand Thumb Impression (preferably in black ink) of the applicant should be taken on PAN application form at the place meant for signature. This should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.


  • ·       Is it mandatory to mention father’s name for an individual applicant?
Yes. Individual applicants including Female applicants (irrespective of their marital status), should write only father’s name in the PAN application form.
However, if an applicant is having only mother as a single parent and wishes to apply for PAN by furnishing the name of mother only, then applicant has to mandatorily tick the relevant box in the application form and mention only mother’s name in the Mother’s Name field. Also, applicant should tick the box for printing mother’s name on the PAN card. Thus, in such a case, father’s name should not be filled in the application form.


  • ·       Can an Individual having Mother as a single parent apply for PAN?
Yes. If an applicant is having only mother as a single parent and wishes to apply for PAN by furnishing the name of mother only, then applicant has to mandatorily tick the relevant box in the application form and mention only mother’s name in the Mother’s Name field. Also, applicant should tick the box for printing mother’s name on the PAN card. Thus, in such a case, father’s name should not be filled in the application form.

  • ·       Is it compulsory to mention telephone number/email ID on PAN application form?
It is mandatory for the applicants to mention either their "Telephone number" or valid "e-mail ID" so that they can be contacted in case of any discrepancy in the application and/or for receiving PAN through e-mail.
If landline telephone number is mentioned, it is necessary to mention country code (ISD code) and STD code. In case of mobile number, country code(ISD code) should be mentioned.
If email ID is mentioned, PAN will be communicated on email ID after it is allotted by the Income Tax Department.


Reprint of PAN Card Change-Correction in PAN Data

  •      When should I submit the application in the form "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data"?

You can submit the application in the form "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data" in the following cases:
When you already have PAN but want a new PAN card,
When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details.
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  •      Are there any charges for the form "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data"?

The form is freely downloadable from NSDL e-Gov-TIN website. It is also available with the TIN-FCs.
·      
  •      Are there any fees to be paid while submitting the form for "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data"?

If Physical PAN Card is required:
While submitting PAN application form, applicant will have to indicate whether physical PAN card is required. If applicant opts for physical PAN Card, then physical PAN card will be printed & dispatched at communication address. The e-PAN card in PDF format will be dispatched at e-mail ID mentioned in PAN application form, if the same is provided. Fees are applicable .
If Physical PAN Card is not required:
PAN applicant will have to indicate at the time of submission of PAN application, if the physical PAN Card is not required. In such cases, email ID will be mandatory & e-PAN Card will be sent to the PAN applicant at the email ID. Physical PAN Card will not be dispatched in such cases. Fees are applicable .

  • ·       How do I obtain a new PAN card without any changes in details?

Those who have a PAN but have not received a PAN card or have lost their PAN card or wish to have a new PAN card with existing details, can fill the form for Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data. Applicant is required to fill all the columns in the form but should not tick any of the boxes on the left margin.

  • ·       What should I do if there are any changes or correction in PAN data?

The applicant is required to fill all the columns of the form and tick the box(es) on the left margin of the appropriate item where change/correction is to be done.

  • ·       What are the documents required to be furnished while submitting the form?

Following documents are required to be submitted along-with the form:
Proof of PAN (the one currently in use - mentioned at the top of the application) if available;
Proof of Identity;
Proof of Address;
Proof of Date of Birth (for Individual and Karta of HUF)
Proof in support of changes sought*, if any;
Proof of PAN(s) surrendered, if any;

  • ·       What documents can be submitted as proof of PAN?

Any one of the following documents can be submitted as proof of PAN:
Copy of PAN card
Copy of PAN allotment letter

No other documents are acceptable as proof of PAN.
If any proof of PAN is not available, the application will be accepted on a 'good effort' basis.

  • ·        What documents can be submitted as proof of PAN surrendered?

Any one of the following documents can be submitted as proof of PAN surrendered:
Copy of PAN card
Copy of PAN allotment letter
No other documents are acceptable as valid proof of PAN surrendered.
If any proof of PAN surrendered is not available, then application will not be accepted.

  • ·       Is it necessary to affix two photographs on the form for "Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data"?

Yes. 'Individual' applicants should affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the form. The photograph should not be stapled or clipped to the form. The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the form.

  • ·       What is the procedure to be followed when the applicant wants to update only the communication address?

If applicant wants to update the address for communication
For any update in existing PAN details, applicant is required to fill the form ‘Request for New PAN Card or / and Changes or Correction in PAN Data Form’.
Applicant should fill all the columns of the form and should tick the box on the left margin of address for communication. (In case of online application, this box is ticked by default).
Applicant should also indicate whether this is his Residence or Office address.
It is mandatory for all applicants other than individuals and HUF to mention office address as address for communication.
If the applicant wants to update any other address, he has to fill the details of the same in an additional sheet which is to be attached with the form. In such cases the applicant is also required to tick in the box provided on the left of item no. 8 on the application form.
It is mandatory for the applicant to provide proof of communication address
If change in any other address is sought, the applicant has to provide proof of the same.
form alon-gwith supporting documents can be submitted to any of the NSDL TIN-Facilitation Centre / PAN Centre. For online applications, duly signed and photo affixed acknowledgement receipt along-with supporting documents can be sent to following address:

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 - 411 016 

  • ·       Is it required to submit documentary proof in support of any change in “Gender” field in the PAN Change Request application?

No. It is not necessary to submit documentary proof in support of any change in “Gender” field in the PAN Change Request application.





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