Apply for a Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Published on June 28, 2011 by   ·   30 Comments

New PAN CARD

Online Application for New PAN (Form 49A) Do’s and Don’ts for New PAN Application
Important Instructions and Guidelines at a glance

Reprint of PAN CARD

Online Application for Changes Or Correction in PAN Data (PAN Change Request Form) Do’s and Don’ts for PAN Change Request Application
Important Instructions and Guidelines at a glance

Transanction Status Inquiry

 

Transanction Status Inquiry

Application for PAN Change Request

Online Application for Changes Or Correction in PAN Data (PAN Change Request Form) Do’s and Don’ts for PAN Change Request Application
Important Instructions and Guidelines at a glance

Status Track for Pan Card Application

 

Status Track for Pan Card Application

Pan Card Application Center Search

Find Pan Card Application Center

 

One single character initial is allowed in middle name field in PAN application for individual category.

(Please note that name in proof of identity and proof of address should exactly match with the name in application).

For New PAN applications, in case of Individual and HUF applicants if Address for Communication is selected as Office, then Proof of Office Address along with Proof of residential address is to be submitted to NSDL w.e.f. applications made on and after 1st November 2009.
As per RBI guidelines, the entities making e-commerce transactions are required to provide PIN (Personal Identification Number) while executing an online transaction. Accordingly, before making payment for online PAN/TAN applications using credit card / debit card / net banking, please ensure that the PIN is obtained from your respective Banks.

New PAN :

This form should be used when the applicant has never applied for a PAN or does not have PAN allotted to him. An applicant can visit Income Tax Department (ITD) website to find whether a PAN has been allotted to him or not.

Reprint of PAN card :

This application should be used when PAN has already been allotted to the applicant but applicant requires a PAN card. A new PAN card bearing the same PAN is issued to applicant.

While filling this form, applicant should not select any of the check boxes on the left margin of the form. However, the check box for Item no. 7. Address for communication will be selected by default as this address will be updated in the records of ITD.

Transaction Status Inquiry :

This facility can be used if you have made the payment for the online application through Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking. Using this feature, you can:

  1. track the status of your application by mentioning transaction number which is displayed on screen at the time of application.
  2. change the mode of payment to Cheque or Demand Draft, if the payment through credit card / debit card / net banking has been unsuccessful.
  3. regenerate & print the acknowledgement receipt within 30 days of the date of online application.

Changes or Correction in PAN details :

This application should be used when PAN has already been allotted to the applicant, but when data associated with the PAN (e.g. name of applicant / father’s name / date of birth / address) is required to be updated in records of ITD. A new PAN card bearing the same PAN but updated information is issued to applicant.

While filling this form, applicant should select the relevant check box on the left margin of the form. The check box for Item no. 7. Address for communication will be selected by default as this address will be updated in the records of ITD.

It is required that any change in the information provided to ITD at the time of making application for allotment of PAN, should be intimated to ITD by way of filing this form.

Status Track for PAN application :

You can track the status of your application for new PAN / reprint of PAN card / Changes or Correction in PAN details using the 15 digit unique Acknowledgment Number after three days of application using this facility.

 

Permanent Account Number (PAN) refers to a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department in India. It is a must to have a PANnumber for all those who file their income tax returns, because from 2005 onwards, it has been made mandatory by the Income Tax Department to quote the PAN on return of income as well as on all correspondence with any income tax authority in the country.

Also, it is now compulsory to quote PAN in all documents pertaining to financial transactions notified from time to time by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, such as sale and purchase of immovable property or motor vehicle or payments in cash, of amounts exceeding a certain limit to hotels and restaurants, or in connection with travel to any foreign country. It is also mandatory to mention PAN for obtaining a telephone or cellular telephone connection. Likewise, PAN has to be mentioned for making a time deposit exceedingRs. 50,000/- with a Bank or Post Office or for depositing cash of Rs. 50,000/- or more in aBank.

How to apply for a PAN ?

The Income Tax Department(External website that opens in a new window) has ensured that applying for a PAN is a simple and convenient procedure. All you need to do is submit the requisiteApplication Form No. 49A (273 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) . The PAN application can also be downloaded from the website of UTI Investor Services Ltd (the authorised agency to manage IT PAN service Centres in various cities) or from the website of National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL)(External website that opens in a new window) or printed by local printers or photocopied (on A4 size 70 GSM paper) or obtained from any other source. The form is also available at IT PAN Service Centres and TIN Facilitation Centres.

You will need a recent colour photograph (stamp size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) to attach on the form. You must mention the designation and code of the concerned Assessing Officer of theIncome Tax department in Form 49A. You can get this from the IT PAN Service Centresmentioned in the websites listed above. Also, the application shall have to be accompanied by a proof of identity as well as a proof of residence.

The filled application form has to be submitted at your nearest IT PAN Service Centre orTIN Facilitation Centre along with the requisite fee. The location of such centres can besearched online by using the facility given below :

Applications for fresh allotment of PAN can also be submitted through the Net

Further, requests for changes or correction in PAN data or a request for a newPAN card (for an existing PAN) may also be made through the Internet. For more details visithttp://www.tin-nsdl.com(External website that opens in anew window). If an application for allotment of PAN is submitted through theInternet and payment made through a ‘nominated’ credit card, the PAN is allotted on priority and communicated through email.

For more information, visit the FAQ section on Permanent Account Number(External website that opens in a new window) on the Income Tax Department website.

 

How to Get New PAN Card if Pan Card Lost? Step by Step
  • First of All If you have lost your PAN card, you need to notify the police and get an FIR from your local police station. You also need to write a letter requesting the issue of a duplicate PAN card. (for escaping from any misuse of lost or misplaced PAN Card)
  • Second You need to fill in a change request or correction form. Download
  • “You can also download a correction form from the websites of UTI Technology Services Ltd (UTITSL), National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), or the I-T department—‘www.utitsl.co.in’, ‘www.tin-nsdl.com’ or or you can get a hard copy from any of the branches of UTITSL and NSDL. You can easily locate your nearest centre from the websites of UTITSL, NSDL or the I-T department.”
  • Now fill out the lost PAN card information on the form. In case you don’t have the number, you can retrieve the number of the lost card from‘‘https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/knowpan/knowpan.jsp’—(link) . You only need to fill your name, date of birth and your father’s name to get your lost card number.
  • Attach stamp-sized photograph along with cash 94. Submit your form at PANapplication centres of UTITSL and NSDL, the addresses of which are available at the I-T department website, and you will get a new card in 15 working days.

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Readers Comments (30)
  1. santosh says:

    sir please tell me weather i can make a correction in pan card

  2. Shweta Chawla says:

    I want to edit my sir name..Earlier it was -Shweta Chawla nw its -Shweta Arora
    Kindly help me in dis

  3. kishu says:

    please send income tax pan card application form in my e mail id

    • bakc says:

      Hi Kishu,
      This website is designed for user convenience for government and citizen related querry to provide all information related at ease. However please check your application form status on the link given on the page.

  4. ranajit karmakar says:

    Dear sir,
    i lost my pan card & forget pan no
    so i request to you kindly inform to me .
    what are i doing. my application form 49a Bearing Application sr no – 0106184283
    coupon no- 011070961
    name – Ranajit karmakar .

  5. SHYAMRAO says:

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  6. 050480200870606 says:

    dear sir
    pan application form send date-18-aug-11

  7. 050480200870606 says:

    dear sir
    This inform you that comform email id send Ackowledgment no-050480200870606

    Thanks & Regards,
    sanjay kallundre

  8. Mulkh Raj says:

    please send me PAN applicaton form





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