You require a PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card, even for the simplest of financial transactions. You want to open a savings bank account or an FD? The bank asks for your PAN. You apply for a credit card? You need a PAN Card.
So what is a PAN? Permanent Account Number popularly called PAN, is a 10-digit alphanumeric number, which is allotted to you/Company/HUF, by the Income Tax Department, after you apply for it.
In the past, if you applied for a PAN, you had to fill up forms physically, as specified by the Income Tax Department. This was the Form 49A for resident individuals like yourself.
You then had to provide supporting documents like an Identity and Address Proof, and Date of Birth.
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The PAN card is an important identification document. It is issued by the income tax department to residents of India. Once the PAN card is issued; it remains valid for the entire life of the PAN card holder. The primary objective of PAN is to use a universal identification key to track financial transactions that might have a taxable component to prevent tax evasion.
PAN can be applied through both the online and offline method. The online method is a convenient way of obtaining the PAN. The process is hassle free and requires the applicant to submit the online form along with online payment of the respective processing fees. Copies of the documents required can be sent through post or can be submitted through either NSDL or UTITSL website for verification.
The PAN can also be applied through the offline method by downloading the application form from the official website. The duly filled form must be attached with the requisite documents and submitted to the NSDL office along with the processing fees.
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Today, you can apply for PAN Online. After you have completed all the steps, you must send the acknowledgement receipt to the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) or UTI Infrastructure Technology.
1. You must submit the PAN Card application Form 49A on the NSDL Website. Form 49A is the application for allotment of the PAN.
2. You then fill in the details in the Form 49A. Go through the detailed instructions before filling details in the Form 49A.
3. While filling the Form 49A, you must fill your surname before your first name. But, on the PAN Card, your 'First Name' appears, followed by your 'Surname'.
4. When applying for PAN, you will have to pay Rs 110 (An application fee of Rs 93 + 18% GST). You can make the payment via debit/credit card, DD, or even net-banking.
5. On a successful payment, you get an acknowledgement. You must save this acknowledgement number.
6. After you have applied and made the payment, you will have to send supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL.
7. After receiving the documents, NDSL will process your PAN application.
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Take a look at the list of documents you must courier to the NSDL, as an identity/address proof. You can submit any one identity proof, one address proof and one DOB.
There are certain documents that must be attached along with the PAN application form to procure the PAN card. There are three types of documents that must be submitted. They are identity proof documents, address proof documents and proof of date of birth.
Identity proof documents:
Address proof document:
Proof of date of birth:
The person applying for PAN needs to attach any one of the documents of proof of birth, age proof and address proof from the above mentioned categories. The bills and the bank statements mentioned above should not be dated more than the previous 3 months.
Cost to apply for a PAN card:
For the residents of India, the charges for applying for a new PAN card are Rs 116. The individual also needs to pay the online charges which are around Rs 5. The fee includes a processing fee of Rs 93 along with 18% GST. The fees can vary depending on the mode of payment chosen by the applicant.
The fee is Rs 1,020 for foreign citizens along with an online fee of Rs 5. The fee includes a processing fee of Rs 93 along with dispatch charges of Rs 771 with 18% GST. The PAN is mandatory for organizations that are keen to carry on business with India.
Steps to apply for a PAN online:
The steps to apply for PAN online are given below:
For authentication via Aadhaar:
The steps mentioned below can be followed to apply for PAN using the offline method:
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