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Documents Required For PAN Card Alankit LTD

Dec 04, 2019 Alankit

Getting a PAN card is easy, thanks to a simplified online procedure. To apply for a PAN card online, all that is required is a PAN application form which needs to be duly filled and submitted. Alankit Limited, a prominent e-governance leader, accepts PAN application form on behalf of the Income Tax Department. It does not just provide online support but also offline assistance through a nationwide network of TIN Facilitation centres . When making a PAN application, one should know that there are certain sets of essential documents required for the PAN card application that need to be furnished for identity verification. This is applicable both for New PAN Card Application and corrections in existing PAN card.

Details required in the PAN application form

Firstly, applicants should select Form 49A or Form 49AA, based on their residential status and duly fill it with details like name, father’s name, communication address, and signature. In addition, passport photographs must also be attached to the designated places.

Read More: How To Fill PAN Card Application Form 49a

Types of documents required by individuals, NRIs and entities

The required documents fall into three sections viz. Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Date of Birth, as discussed below.

Documents required for Individual Indian Citizen or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

Identity Proof (Any of the following)

  • Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI
  • Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC), i.e. Voter’s ID Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Ration card with a photo of the applicant
  • Valid Driving License
  • Any Photo ID card issued by central/ state government or any undertaking of public sector
  • Duly attested Certificate issued by a bank, containing a photo of the applicant and bank a/c number
  • Arm’s License
  • Central Government Health Scheme Card
  • Copy of Pensioner card with the applicant’s photo

Applicants can also furnish original copies of:

  • Certificate of identity in the prescribed format signed by an MLA, MP, Gazetted Officer or Municipal Councillor
  • Applicant’s bank account number, bank statement printed on the letter head of the bank branch, and name & stamp of issuing officer with a duly-attested photograph
  • Documents for Minor applicants: In case the applicant is a minor, he or she can provide the proof of identity and proof of address of his or her parent/guardian
  • Documents for HUFs: Applicants should provide an affidavit by the Karta of the HUF mentioning the name, father’s name and address of all coparceners on the date of application.

Proof of Address (POA) (Copy of any of the following)

  • Aadhaar card
  • Valid Passport of self or spouse
  • Valid Driving License
  • Latest Utility Bills
  • Bills of broadband/landline connection
  • Latest Bank Account Statement
  • Latest Credit Card Statement issued
  • Documents of property registration
  • Passbook of Post office account containing the address of the applicant
  • Latest Property Tax Assessment Order
  • Domicile certificate allotted by Government
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/State Government (issued within recent three years)

Proof of Date of Birth

  • Birth certificate by municipal authority/any certified office
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Matriculation certificate by a recognized board
  • Valid Driving License
  • Valid Passport
  • Marriage Certificate issued from Marriage Registrar’s Office – this serves as an important document required for PAN card after marriage
  • Pension Payment Order
  • Domicile certificate issued by Government of India (GOI) or any of state government
  • An affidavit stating the DOB, signed before a magistrate
  • Photo identity card issued by Central/State Government or Central or State Public Sector Undertaking

Documents required for NRIs

Besides, Copy of Passport or OCI card/PIO card allotted by the Indian Government, NRI applicants (individuals and HUFs) are required to furnish the following documents. They do not require showing their proof of DOB.

Proof of Identity

Other Citizenship ID Number, National ID Number or Taxpayer ID Number, duly attested by the ‘Apostille’ or by any Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consulate operating in applicant’s home country

Proof of Address

  • Non-resident external bank account statements in India
  • Bank account statements from the country where the applicant presently resides
  • Certificate of Registration authenticated by Office of Foreigner’s Registration, mentioning Indian address
  • Other Citizenship ID Number, National ID Number or Taxpayer ID Number, duly attested by the ‘Apostille’ or by any Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consulate operating in the home country of the applicant
  • Visa granted by any foreign country as well as a copy of the Appointment letter by the Indian company or Employer-issued original certificate of Address in India.

Read More: How to Fill 49AA Pan Form

Documents required for entities

For companies incorporated in India, any of the following documents should be submitted depending on the entity type.

  • Company: Copy of Registration Certificate issued by Registrar of Companies
  • Partnership Firm: Copy of partnership deed; Copy of Registration Certificate issued by Registrar of Firms
  • Limited Liability Partnership: Copy of Registration Certificate issued by Registrar of LLPs
  • Trust: Copy of trust deed; a copy of the certificate of registration number issued by Charity Commissioner

In the case of Association of Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person, the following documents can be submitted:

  • Copy of Registration Number Certificate issued by Charity Commissioner/Registrar of Cooperative society or Agreement’s copy
  • Any document approving identity and address originated from Central/State Government Department

Firm or association of persons along with those not having an office in India can provide the following documents, as POI and POA:

Company Registration Certificate allocated in the country of the applicant’s residence. It must be duly-attested by ‘Apostille’ or by the Indian Embassy or by the High Commission or Consulate in the country where the applicant resides or any authorized official of an overseas branch of Scheduled Banks registered in India

  • Registration certificate issued in India or of approval granted for setting up an office in India by Indian Authorities.

Applicants must make sure that these certificates comply with the prescribed format by the Income Tax Authorities.

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