How To Fill PAN Card Application Form 49a

Jan 17, 2019 Alankit

With the government getting stricter on keeping tabs of tax paying citizens to reduce the occurrence of black money, citizens are finding themselves in a rather stressful situation; needing to apply for Aadhaar, linking Aadhaar to bank accounts where applicable and most importantly linking PAN number with Aadhaar.

In order to do so, one must first obtain a PAN Card. PAN stands for Personal Account Number and is a mandatory document for all Indian Citizens. This holds true especially in the case of Tax paying citizens. Individuals can apply for a PAN Card and so can organizations, registered companies and firms that hold current accounts in Banks.

In case you do not have a PAN Card and don’t know how to fill PAN application form 49a, you need not worry as it is quite simple to apply for one.

Understanding the PAN Card Application Forms:

There are two types of PAN Application forms namely 49A and 49AA. 49A is the form required by Indian Citizens and Indian companies within India. 49AA is only meant for entities and Individuals outside of India. Unless you are a foreign national or a company, you only need to download form 49A.

How to get form 49A:

The form can be downloaded from the Alankit website in PDF format and can be printed out to be submitted in hardcopy format at any of the TIN-FCs or PAN Centres managed by NSDL. If you prefer to proceed online ensure that you have a functioning credit card or net banking facilities.

What to fill:

Fill up all the required fields and double check the proof of identity and address proof to make sure they are acceptable ones. Ensure to crosscheck with the checklist provided online on the website. Proofs must be legibly scanned and attached.

Here is what needs to be filled:

1. Fields that are marked with * symbol must be filled and filled only in English.

2. Fill in your Last name, Middle name and First name in the respective boxes.

3. Fill in any alias that you may have.

4. Specify your gender.

5. Enter in your date of birth.

6. Details of parents and spouse will also be asked so be ready to fill in that information.

7. You will also need to specify which name is to be printed on the PAN card (Mother’s/Father’s)

8. Provide the address that is available on the address proof you are submitting without any discrepancy. Also indicate your communication address.

9. Other contact information such as e-mail, telephone number can also be provided.

10. It is mandatory to indicate the source of income and provide a profession code. Refer to the chart or check the drop-down list for the appropriate profession category and respective code. (basic instructions given below)

To avoid mistake (s), please follow the instructions below before filling up the PAN Card form 49a. There are some basic instructions given below:

a) Form to be filled neatly in BLOCK LETTERS with BLACK INK pen.

b) Form should be filled in English language only.

c) Each box should contain only one (1) character (Be it a number/letter or punctuation mark). Leave a blank box after each word.

d) Applicants should affix two (2) recent photographs with white background (standard size- size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided in the form. The photo quality should be good; face of the applicant should be visible properly and not stapled.

e) Signature should be done in such a manner that half portion of the signature is on the photo rest on the form.(left side of the form)

f) Signature (right side of the form) should be within the box provided.

g) If thumb impression (left hand) will be used, then it should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer with an official seal / stamp.

h) Applicant must fill AO code (Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO Number) of the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer.

Regarding Payments: In order to process PAN Cards within India, the fee is around Rs.110. If you are submitting the hardcopy and do not prefer to make payments online, then you may easily make the payment in cash at Alankit’s authorized TIN-FCs or PAN Centres managed by NSDL (in return you will get a payment slip).

Acknowledgement Number: Upon submission you will receive an acknowledgement number which is crucial to ensure the successful submission of your application. However this number is not a substitute for PAN number. But with this, you can track the status of the PAN application online.

The PAN card will be sent to your residential address.

In the case of businesses seeking PAN cards, the help of an auditor can be enlisted for safe and proper filling of PAN Application form 49A. But for an individual, this step-by-step walkthrough would surely help.

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