Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier, issued by Income Tax Department. Each assesses (e.g. individual, firm, company etc.) is issued a unique PAN.
All existing assesses or taxpayers or persons who are required to file a return of income, even on behalf of others, must have a PAN. Any person, who intends to enter into economic or financial transactions, where quoting PAN is mandatory, must also have a PAN.
Alankit accepts PAN applications on behalf of NSDL through its chain of TIN-Facilitation Centers (TIN-FCs) and PAN centers set up across the country. Further PAN application can also be made through online facility.
Two Types of PAN Application
Application for allotment of PAN (Form 49 A) - Regular
Application for allotment of PAN (Form 49 AA)
This application form should be used when the applicant has never applied for a PAN or does not have PAN allotted to him.
A duly filled and signed PAN application form along with the supporting documents can be submitted to any of the TIN-FCs or PAN Centres managed by NSDL.
Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data - Correction
This application form should be used when PAN has already been allotted to an applicant and
- A new PAN card is required or
- If data associated with the PAN (e.g. name of applicant /date of birth/address) is required to be updated in records of ITD. If there is any change in PAN data , it should be intimated to ITD by way of submitting the form 'Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data’. A new PAN card bearing the same PAN but updated information is issued to applicant in such case.
How to Apply
Applicant may either make an online application through this website or submit physical PAN Application to any TIN-FC or PAN centre of NSDL.
Applicant should ensure that the necessary supporting documents (as specified under Rule 114 of Income Tax Department) are submitted along with the application.
The Applicant needs to submit the following documents with the application form:
A] Proof of identity (POI)
B] Proof of address (POA)
The documents for POI and POA depend on the citizenship and the status of the applicant.
The details of the documents required are also provided in the application form.
Applicants may obtain the application forms from TIN-FCs, PAN centres, any other vendors providing such forms or can freely download the same from this website.
Fee: If the communication address is within India, the fee for processing of PAN application is Rs. 96 (Rs.85 +12.36% service tax). If the communication address is outside india The fee for processing PAN application is 962.00[ (Application fee 85.00 + Dispatch Charges 771.00) + 12.36% service tax].
PAN Card Dispatch
Normally 15 days are required to process the application, provided application is found to be in order (25 days in case of PAN Correction Application).