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Procedure for obtaining Income Tax Permanent Account Number (PAN)

How to apply for Income Tax Permanent Account Number (PAN): Procedure and documents
Indian citizens who want to apply for Income Tax Permanent Account Number can apply for PAN in form No. 49A for obtaining PAN Card. Supporting documents required to apply for PAN are:



In case of Individual or HUF
(a) Proof of identity which can be copy of any one of the following:
School Leaving Certificate
Matriculation Certificate
depository account
Credit Card
Bank Account
Water Bill
Ration Card
Property tax assessment order
Passport, Voter Identity Card, Driving Licence
Certificate of identity signed by MP, MLA, or Gazetted officer etc
(a) Proof of address which can be copy of any one of the following:
Electricity Bill
Telephone Bill
Depository Account
Credit Card
Bank Statement
Ration Card
Certificate issued by employer
Voter Identity Card
Property Tax Assessment Order
Driving Licence
Rent receipt
Certificate of address signed by MP, MLA or Gazetted officer etc
Document submitted as proof of address should not be more than six months old from the date of application.

In case of minor applicant proof of identity address in respect of parent or guardian can be used.

In case of HUF the identity proof and address proof can be that of its Karta. An affidavit by Karta stating the name, father name and and address of all coparceners on the date of application is also required.

In case of Company Copy of Certificate of Incorporation and memorandum is required
In case of Partnership Firm copy of certificate of registration and partnership deed is necessary.
In case of Trusts copy of Trust deed or Certificate of charity issued by charity commissioner is required.
Form No. 49A can be obtained from the office of UTI Investor Services Ltd or through Income Tax PAN Services Centre. The form can also be downloaded from the website of

Application fee for PAN is Rs. 96

PAN application can also be filed online through the website of Income Tax department The applicant can chose either UTI Platform or NDSL Platform.

Status of application can also be verified from the website.



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