Q. What is a PAN?
A. PAN (Permanent Account Number) is a ten digit alphanumeric number issued by Income Tax Department. This is issued in form of a laminated card (called PAN card).
Q. Who must have a PAN?
A. All tax payers who are required to furnish Income Tax Return should have a PAN.
All persons intending to enter into financial transactions, where quoting of PAN is mandatory must also obtain PAN.
Q. Can I have more than 1 PAN?
A. No. Having multiple PAN for same person or company is against the law
Q. How do I apply for PAN?
A. You need to fill up Form 49A and apply for PAN. You can apply for PAN online or offline. Click here to apply for PAN online. Alternatively, you can submit the completed Form 49A at IT PAN Service Centre or TIN Facilitation Centre.
Q. What documents are required with PAN application?
A. 1. For Individual applicants need to affix one recent, coloured photograph (Stamp Size: 3.5 cms x 2.5 cms) on Form 49A
2. Proof of Identity: Copy of school leaving certificate or matriculation certificate or degree of a recognized educational institution or depository account or credit card or bank account or water bill or ration card or property tax assessment order or passport or voter identity card or driving license or certificate of identity signed by a MP or an MLA or a Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted Officer
3. Proof of Address: Copy of electricity bill or telephone bill or depository account or credit card or bank account or ration card or employer certificate or passport or voter identity card or property tax assessment order or driving license or rent receipt or certificate of address signed by a MP/ MLA/Municipal Councilor / a Gazetted Officer
To know more about PAN, visit our PAN Card FAQ. .
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